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Feds open new clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania


Keep working for the Kingdom despite human failures...
Msgr. Charles Pope
My father had an expression: “Charlie, people disappoint.” It was his way of saying that even people we think irreproachable, godly, and saintly can let us down, either with sin or simply by being unable to help us in key moments. Something of that comes through in the words of St. Paul from today’s first reading. Here were people that St...


29th Sunday of Ordinary Time — His life as a ransom for many...
John Bergsma
The First Reading for this Lord’s Day is personally very significant to me, because it caused me to be disturbed as a young man, and even contributed to a bout of depression I had. When I was in college, a group of Messianic (Christian) Jewish singers called “The Liberated Wailing Wall” came to my home church to put on a concert...


Trump aide ‘disagrees’ with Iraqi cardinal over U.S. help for Christians...
John Allen
After an Iraqi cardinal said Tuesday that the U.S. government has “done nothing” to aid beleaguered Christians in his country, a Trump administration official on Wednesday insisted that “the U.S. is helping a tremendous amount, by any measure.” “We have mobilized a massive amount of resources,” said Mark Green, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development...


Want to address priest sexual abuse? The Catholic Church needs to overhaul its seminaries...
Fr. Thomas Berg
Although clergy sexual abuse scandals aren’t new, the ones that have rocked the Catholic Church this summer revolved around a group seldom focused on before: seminarians. The sexual harassment and abuse of seminarians, and the response of seminary leaders, have been at the center of the case of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick...


Watch: The computer technology used in making this new World War I film is astonishing...


Pope tells seminarians to report abuse ‘immediately’...


Big family backlash: Twitter explodes with responses to French president’s words on fertility...


‘Life here is death’: Waiting for help that may never come in South Sudan...


Questions on the abuse crisis, McCarrick, Viganò, John Paul II, the Synod and the decrease of faith, ...
Archbishop Charles Chaput
The Church is the United States is still strong compared to Catholic life in nearly every other “developed” country. We have good resources, many good young clergy and lay leaders, vigorous renewal movements, and plenty of thriving parishes. But we’re losing the young. That’s a huge challenge for the future. The scandal triggered by Archbishop McCarrick has done great damage...


Is it morally licit to smoke pot?
E. Christian Brugger
Some people use pot, not for therapeutic reasons, but in order to alter their consciousness for the sake of the experience of the altered state itself — to get high. Since the highness it causes, however pleasurable, is a bad effect, to intend it as an end or means is to intend harm myself (and to others if I support them in getting high)...


Busy bees take a break during total solar eclipses...


What the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about the surprising reliability of oral tradition...


Was this obscure 170-year-old Polish poem a prophecy about John Paul II?
Tom Perna
On October 16, 1978, the Cardinals of the Catholic Church gathered in the Sistine Chapel and elected the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years. Many people know him as Karol Wojtyla but the world knows him now as Pope Saint John Paul II. He is my hero and the reason I do things I do today. I don’t remember his election like I remember his successors since I was only 4 years old...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: Before God’s court, hatred against a brother “is a form of murder”...


3 lessons the Synod might draw from John Paul II, the greatest papal youth minister in modern history...


The bishops who’ve never seen their dioceses...


Bishop Joseph Cistone of Saginaw dies after cancer battle...

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In the East there is a rupture between Kirill and Bartholomew — and the Pope sides more with Kirill...
Sandro Magister
On the military terrain, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues at low intensity. But on the religious terrain, the clash has reached its peak. On October 15, the patriarchate of Moscow “and all Rus” broke off Eucharistic communion with the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, led respectively by patriarchs Kirill and Bartholomew...


Think professors are liberal? Try school administrators...


Few errors have been condemned more often, more strongly, by more popes, for more serious reasons, than socialism...
John Clark
Recently in America magazine, there appeared an article titled, “Yes, democratic socialism is compatible with Catholic social teaching.” While it may be exasperating to see pro-socialism columns like these appear again and again, it’s not surprising. As it turns out, the core philosophy we now call “socialism” has been one of the most persistent errors in Church history...


The ‘Red Hat Report’: Should laymen investigate cardinals?


When was the Gospel of Luke written?
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Why do scholars try so hard then to give a late date to the New Testament? Because they have another agenda. If Jesus really claimed to be God incarnate–as the gospels show–then it is difficult to avoid this conclusion about him. However, if these “mythological” elements can be shown to be later inventions, then they can be dismissed...


Exorcist and Catholics respond to curse against Kavanaugh...
Patti Armstrong
Catholics and exorcists are responding to the news that a curse on the newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice is planned for Saturday Oct. 20 at Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in Brooklyn, New York. He will be the main focus, at the “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh” but others will also be targeted...


5 biblical lists of mortal sins...


Thanks largely to Saudi Arabia, the nation that outlawed Mass, Yemen’s famine may become the deadliest in 100 years...


Authenticity of St. Ambrose’s relics confirmed...


The insane physics of airbags...


Pot activists say “Jesus performed miracles with cannabis oil.” What are these people smoking?


In the midst of life, and so much death, yet we’re anything but helpless...
David Mills
The young bank teller clearly spoke English as a second language, and compliments me on “your verdant white hair.” I thank him and as we talk, tell him it started turning white early. “That is genitally caused, I think,” he said. Last week’s trip to New York City wasn’t always so amusing. On the train there, an elderly couple across the aisle and one row behind me kept getting phone calls from their kids...


Exorcist and Catholics respond to curse against Kavanaugh...


Archbishop Chaput is right: Our culture is frozen in a kind of moral adolescence...


‘Gosnell,’ like its namesake, faces a media blackout...


Was your Facebook hacked? Here’s how to find out...


Chinese bishops at Vatican meeting invite Pope to make landmark visit...


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