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Report: US bishops choose 4 delegates for 2018 Synod


A new phone comes out. Yours slows down. A conspiracy? No...


What is eternal life?
Msgr. Charles Pope
I often think that we haven’t done a very good job of setting forth the doctrine of eternal life. For most people, the concept seems a rather shallow one: that we will live forever. Frankly, many may not consider it all that appealing if the place where we live forever is Heaven. Too often, Heaven is reduced to merely this: a place where I’ll be happy...


Liberal feminists fight for things that make women miserable...
Patti Armstrong
Like a dog chasing his tail, running faster or barking louder only gets you nowhere faster. The liberal feminist movement makes no sense (unless you mean cents—then talk to Planned Parenthood) because liberal feminists are fighting for the very things that cause women pain. Liars that manipulated them hijacked the movement long ago...


On losing my faithful dog Moby, whom I loved...
David Mills
Sunday began like any Sunday, except that I slept a little later than usual and woke to a lovely fall day. It ended with my sitting cross-legged on the floor of Exam Room # 2, holding my dog Moby’s head in my lap, with our two youngest children on either side of him, my son burying his face in the crook of his arm, as the vet put him to sleep...


Why Naumann's big win over Cupich isn't necessarily all about Pope Francis...
John Allen
Elections within the U.S. bishops' conference are more akin to races for department chairs at a university, or officers in a social club, than a U.S. congressional race, meaning that the personal often triumphs over the political. As a result, yesterday's victory of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas over Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago may have been in part a referendum on Pope Francis...


The false cheer of office parties and ‘wellness initiatives’ can’t cure the loneliness epidemic...


As personality cult rises in China, Communists tell Christians: “President Xi Jinping, not Jesus, will save you” ...


Australians vote 62-39 to legalize ’same-sex marriage’...


Being open to life means being open to loss...
Susanna Spencer
I walk through my house and every corner reminds me of the memories I will not have of my child. I change my toddler’s diaper and wonder where we will keep a changing table that we do not need once he is potty trained. I look to next June, and the harsh reality of the baby that will not be born then hits me. The thoughts flit through my mind...


We know that his testimony is true...
Fr. George Rutler
Annals new and old are filled with quotations that most people can recognize. Reaching back, there are Caesar’s “Et tu, Brute?” and Brutus’ own “Sic semper tyrannis.” Preachers recall Saint Francis of Assisi: “Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words.” A hymn quotes Francis as saying: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace...


NFL wide receiver Marquise Goodwin scores touchdown hours after losing his unborn son...


Let’s get the story straight on Naumann, the Pope and the U.S. Bishops...


The souls in purgatory need your help more than you realize...


The fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving...


It’s the culture, stupid...
Jenny Uebbing
2017 has been kind of a train wreck, hasn’t it? Lately it seems like each week has brought news of another mass shooting, another massive sex scandal, another round of accusations and tarnished reputations and fresh outrage and calls for ... something. But I can’t help noticing that we seem to want to have our cake and eat it too...


One year after publishing “dubia”, Cardinal Burke says situation is “continually worsening”...


How to stop religious vocations in one easy step (and what to do to encourage them)...

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ISIS-linked propaganda poster threatens Christmas attack on St. Peter’s Square...


As the Bard might say...
George Weigel
Four centuries after his death, Shakespeare remains a peerless playwright because of his remarkable insight into the human condition. Love, ambition, fear, guilt, nobility, pomposity, patriotism, absurdity, sheer wickedness – you name it, Will grasped something of its essence. His work continues to help us understand ourselves better because...


The last known painting by Leonardo da Vinci just sold for $450.3 million...


FBI requests Planned Parenthood documents, signaling possible investigation...


UK teacher faces punishment for ‘misgendering’ girl in his class...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: “The Mass is the prayer par excellence”...


Cardinal Zen prays to keep Rome “from the brink of the precipice and not sell out the faithful Church”...


The 95 Theses: 8 things to know and share...
Jimmy Akin
In 1517, Martin Luther drafted a document known as The 95 Theses, and its publication is used to date the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The recent 500th anniversary of that event focused a good bit of attention on the 95 Theses. Here are 8 things to know and share...


11 ways to prepare your boy to be a great priest...
Jennifer Fitz
We hear a lot of noise about praying for vocations, and sometimes it sounds like we’re all hoping the Vocations Fairy will sprinkle Magic Vocation Dust on our dioceses, causing priests to pop up in the lawn like mushrooms after wet weather. Priests don’t grow in the grass. Priests grow in families. They are born to parents (a subject treated elsewhere...


UK government asks Catholic schools to drop words “mother” and “father” from admissions forms...


Key perceptions of—and at—the Second Vatican Council...


Pure delight: Listen to an entire neighborhood in Puerto Rico scream in joy as power is finally restored...


A millennial guy's guide to holding the door open for other people...


At the going down of the sun, we will remember them...
K.V. Turley
On Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at 11:04 a.m., two rivers ran silently though London, one a ghostly army of the unborn. As quiet as the night-time River Thames it flowed through the capital’s streets to the Palace of Westminster to the site where its death warrant had been signed some fifty years earlier. For it was then that the British Parliament passed the legislation that has resulted in nearly 9 million abortions...


The Apostle's Creed is an antiseptic for our toxic times...
Elizabeth Scalia
Some years ago, while chatting with a friend who had come to Catholicism largely through her encounter with the Rosary, I ruefully admitted that my own cradle-Catholic appreciation of the devotion was wishy-washy. It took so long, I whined to her. She disagreed, but admitted that perhaps the prayer went faster for her because she routinely omitted the Apostles’ Creed from her start...


What “discipleship relationships” look like and why Catholics aren’t doing it enough...
Marcel LeJeune
It may have been the best compliment I have ever received. One of the young men I had been working with told me once, "until I met you, I never knew what it meant to have a father love a son. Now I can see, through you, how much God loves me." Wow. I was not only humbled, but overjoyed at what God had done in our discipleship relationship...


In rare concentration of firepower, three U.S. Navy aircraft carriers steam together off North Korean coast...


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