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Surprise! Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates Vatican wedding


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s legacy of eugenics and racism can’t be ignored...


Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge...


As a new priest, I admit: Seminary did not prepare me for the cultural fallout from the legalization of marijuana...


The call to integrity in worship...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Our worship can lack integrity. That which is supposed to glorify God and bring forth in us a holy obedience can become lip service. God seeks hearts that are humble, docile, loving, and repentant. We cannot satisfy Him just by singing a few hymns, saying some prayers, or attending Mass. These things, good though they are, are meant to bring about a conversion in us that makes us more loving of both God and neighbor...


Location, location, location: Where a Supreme Court nominee kneels matters in DC life — GetReligion...
Terry Mattingly
Greetings from Prague, in the Czech Republic. It's kind of interesting to visit a part of the world where the World Cup matters more than the latest tweets of Donald Trump. Needless to say, people do have strong opinions about what Trump is up to, in terms of England, Russia and beyond. That open U.S. Supreme Court seat? Not so much...


He preyed on men who wanted to be priests. Then he became a cardinal...


Can Humanae Vitae’s teachings change?
Edward Pentin
As speculation mounts about a possible revision or reinterpretation of Blessed Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae to coincide with its 50th anniversary July 25, what kind of changes, if any, would be permissible? Published in 1968, Humanae Vitae reaffirmed the Church’s prohibition of contraception, approved natural family planning (NFP) methods...


SDG reviews ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
Reviewing the original Hotel Transylvania back in 2012, I remarked that, by the time Adam Sandler’s Dracula started rapping at the denouement, “I was dying for a Van Helsing to come in and clean house.” That didn’t happen, of course, so in due course we got Hotel Transylvania 2, in which Dracula’s pixieish undead daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) married her bohemian human boyfriend Johnny (Andy Samberg) and gave birth to a half-undead son named Dennis (the improbably named Asher Blinkoff)...


Pope’s Sunday Angelus: ‘A good Catholic proclaims the Gospel’...


These are the world’s strangest time zones...


5 fundamental freedoms for the Christian evangelizer...


What Schumer and Pelosi pretend they don’t know about judges...
David Mills
One thing every Supreme Court vacancy tell us: lots of supposedly well-educated people don’t know what judges do. Or pretend they don’t. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, I’m looking at you. And at people like a Facebook friend. He’s typical of the kind of person I’m thinking about. A few days ago he listed Amy Barrett’s decisions he thought hurt poor or otherwise marginalized people...


Protests, positivity and Mr. Angry...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The protests against Mr. Trump in London this weekend highlight the problems at the root of society and our humanity. I’ve written about it this morning over at Patheos here. But there is more to it than my thoughts on that blog. When I see such protests or hear of grumbles about the church leaders or complaints about this that or the other I’m inclined to write the person off as an ignorant Mr...


See rare footage of Pope Paul VI speaking in English about Humanae Vitae...


Masturbation is always a grave sin — but what if it’s for medical reasons?
E. Christian Brugger
We know that self-stimulation for the sake of pleasure is wrongful, because it inverts the order of sexuality, turning something that should be directed to another, to whom I am committed for life and with whom I am ready to bear the responsibility of parenthood, into a solitary act of self-pleasuring. We also know that fostering sexual fantasies is wrongful...


Is there glory in overcoming temptation?


France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown...

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Why we need Loome Theological Booksellers...


Which car brands have the most (and least) loyal owners?


The childlike appeal of classic murder mysteries...
Rick Becker
“Just what kind of movies do you like?” We were sitting around the dinner table discussing cinematic tastes. Katharine, my youngest, was being a bit evasive; Benedict, my oldest, was drawing her out. Kath paused, looked straight at Ben, and then blurted, “I like murders.” Maybe not the answer you’d expect from a 12-year-old...


What’s happening to Christians in Nigeria?
John Zmirak
I conservatively estimate that 20,000, mostly Christians, have been killed since Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015. That number could be significantly higher. Specifically, we know there have been 3,000 victims of direct State violence. And 9,000 victims of police custody or captivity killings. Those people were systematically targeted based on religious and racial profiling...


Social media and looking for love in all the wrong places...
Elizabeth Scalia
If you’re like me, you’ve had just about enough of the weird fog and fug that has become social media—those personal-information-devouring echo chambers of sound and fury signifying nothing. An hour spent on Twitter is an hour wasted to disorientation and mob reasoning as participants, lodged in their respective echo chambers...


Church begins construction of new Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral in Bahrain...


Did you know it? Michelangelo was a poet...
Kathy Schiffer
Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered a master by his Renaissance peers; and his reputation has continued to the present day. In his long lifetime, Michelangelo Buonarroti produced a vast number of works that are still considered masterpieces of the highest order...


Poll: 41% say families of 3 or more children is ideal, up from 34% in 2011...


Humanae Vitae is all about Divine Providence...


Amos was an unlikely candidate for God’s service. So were the Apostles. So are you...


Pastors interested in seeing how the New Evangelization is done right should spend a week at St. Mary’s in Greenville...
George Weigel
Almost a quarter-century ago, Father Jay Scott Newman, back in Rome to finish a graduate degree after his priestly ordination in Charleston, took me on an extended ramble around the Eternal City: my first hike up the Aventine; my first visit to the crown jewel of paleo-Christian architecture, Santa Sabina; my first exploration of Santa Maria in Cosmedin – and...


Our Lady of Good Help is America’s only fully-approved Marian apparition site...


I believe in one God, the Father Almighty...
Mark Shea
The very first thing we do as followers of God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is believe and speak. The two go together like the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. We say, “I believe” because we are taking personal ownership of a revelation we did not invent but which God, in his grace, has revealed to us. God desires that we take that ownership and treasure it away in our hearts the way the Blessed Virgin Mary...


Christian doctor in England denied work for believing that ‘gender is determined at birth’...


The messianic theology of Bob Marley and his conversion to Ethiopian Orthodoxy...
Taylor Marshall
I just returned from the Caribbean. As I listened to the music Bob Marley and the local reggae music, I tuned in with my theological ear. Certain lyrics stood out to me, for example, this line from Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up”. I read through the lyrics and read up on Rastafari theology and its appropriation of Christian Messianism...


The story of Hosea and what it teaches about God and holy matrimony...


G.K. Chesterton’s 3 signs that your friend might become Catholic...


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