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Pope’s Sunday Angelus: ‘We need the courage of trust and the humility of abandonment to God’


Fathers' letters full of love and wisdom...


If you can use anything, Lord, you can use me...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The readings for this Sunday speak of God’s providence, which is often displayed in humble, hidden, and mysterious ways. While it is true that God sometimes works in overpowering ways, His more common method seems to be using the humble and even unlikely things of the created order to accomplish His goals. For us who are disciples...


Archaeological evidence of Pontius Pilate and his station corroborates Gospel...


Liberal media’s freaky Father’s Day...


Archdiocese of New York to appeal court decision to move Archbishop Sheen’s body...


Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and the mysteries before us all...
Elizabeth Scalia
When Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committed suicide within days of each other, it brought into sharp focus a troubling fact that had until then flown under most social radars: suicide has become the tenth most common cause of death in both the United States and Canada. In fact—and this is stunning to consider—the Center for Disease Control reports that while 2016 saw almost 19...


What Buzz Lightyear taught me about life...


Argentina, Pope Francis' homeland, moves closer to legalized abortion in pro-life Latin America...


Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’...


She found Jesus in a New Age temple...
Patti Armstrong
Sitting lotus style, inhaling the cool lake air and listening to the serene sounds of a flowing waterfall, Jess Echeverry sought to calm her spirit. She was on a journey to healing at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Pacific Palisades, California. By 2006, Jess had experienced a certain amount of healing, but there was still a hole that hungered to be filled...


After the Irish debacle...
George Weigel
I wasn’t surprised by the result of Ireland’s May 25 referendum, which opened a path to legal abortion in the Emerald Isle by striking down a pro-life amendment to the Irish Constitution. Nor was I all that surprised by the large margin of victory racked up by those for whom an unborn child isn’t “one of us;” both the government and the virulently anti-Catholic Irish media put heavy thumbs onto the scales as the debate over the referendum unfolded...


In post-ISIS Christian town, heroism and paradox both abound...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Through the Commandments, the Lord Jesus leads us to the true life’...


Watch this amazing 5-minute (4K, tilt-shift) journey through Sudan...


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s prophecy, 40 years later...


We should all want to be neighbors with Mr. Rogers...


One of the deepest caves in the world is even bigger than we thought...

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The summery gift of ‘The Snowman’...
Rick Becker
Now that the thermometer has popped into the nineties a couple times, it’s summer. Forget the calendar. There’s sunshine and languid afternoons and a blessed freedom to do nothing, to expect nothing. It’s an ideal moment for a tribute to Raymond Briggs’s exquisite picture book, The Snowman (1978). And when I say picture book...


This supercomputer can calculate in 1 second what would take you 6 billion years...


‘Incredibles 2’ recalls (but doesn't quite recapture) the brilliance of the original...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
As The Incredibles in its day towered over the Hollywood animation landscape of the last decade, so in some measure does Incredibles 2 in this decade — but what a different and diminished landscape it is today. Those were Pixar’s glory days, but not only Pixar. DreamWorks looked like serious competition for Disney back then...


The real Tag brothers’ story is better than the movie...
Tom Hoopes
The movie Tag, in theaters June 15, may not be worth watching, but the story it is based on is well worth hearing. The movie is a raunchy take on a very sweet tale. It’s about Father Sean Raftis and nine childhood friends who have played an elaborate, coast-to-coast game of tag for nearly 30 years, a game that has meant that...


In his performance at the Tony Awards, Bruce Springsteen praises the wonders of his Catholic childhood...


In this week’s Mass readings, Jesus uses agriculture to teach us about Himself and the Church...
John Bergsma
We have to get re-oriented to what is going on in Ordinary Time of Year B. The Gospel is moving ad seriatim (sequentially) through Mark. We are going to read a substantial amount of Mark this year by the end of November, with the exception of the Passion and Resurrection accounts (Mark 14-16), which were already read at Palm/Passion Sunday and Easter...


Trauma forms the invisible ruins ISIS left behind on the Nineveh Plains...
John Allen
In an environment in which governments have essentially cut entire communities loose, refusing to provide real security or even basic public services, and where those communities are an embattled minority surrounded on all sides by often-hostile forces, the priest is the only authority holding things together. Priests here build houses...


Irish PM says Catholic hospitals will be forced to abort children...


In annual message, Pope urges 'examination of conscience' on treatment of the poor...


I’ve come to save Father’s Day with this free, printable card!...
Simcha Fisher
Because you know and I know that you didn’t get a present, and here it is Wednesday. And no, he doesn’t want a report on the cat’s DNA for father’s day. Yes, I saw it had free shipping. I even deliberately didn’t put “happy father’s day” anywhere on it, so you would have something to write on the inside. Print, fold...


The left’s boycott of Chick-fil-A is misguided. Theirs isn't the only one...


What ails us? The rise of the imperial, autonomous self...


Here’s what’s so great about being ‘old mom’...
Brianna Heldt
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being “old mom” versus “young mom.” Back in the day, I used to be “young mom.” I was only 22 when my oldest was born, I was 24 when my sons joined our family, and I was still just 25 when I had my fourth. I guess when you marry at 20, and add to your family via both adoption and birth...


Fr. James Martin to speak at World Meeting of Families in Dublin...


Are these 4 creature comforts crowding out your Creator?


The best barbecue joints in all 50 states...


How to get your kids to do chores (without resenting it)...


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