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Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church 2019-09-17 17:18:00Rome, Italy, Sep 17, 2019 / 03:18 pm (CNA).- St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and

Marx says German 'synod' will proceed despite Vatican 2019-09-16 13:45:00Munich, Germany, Sep 16, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing con

Vatican: German synod plans ‘not ecclesiologically valid’ 2019-09-12 15:18:00Vatican City, Sep 12, 2019 / 01:18 pm (CNA).- In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod

EU official: Release of Asia Bibi shows promise 2019-09-12 02:02:00Budapest, Hungary, Sep 12, 2019 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A European Union official who played a role in working for the release of Pakistani death row inmat

Dutch doctor cleared in case of euthanasia without 2019-09-11 18:29:00The Hague, The Netherlands, Sep 11, 2019 / 04:29 pm (CNA).- A Netherlands court acquitted a doctor involved in a controversial euthanasia case who had

Bishop warns of the 'desolate panorama' of Spain's 2019-09-10 17:26:00San Sebastian, Spain, Sep 10, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of San Sebastián wrote Sunday of the problems facing Spain as its birthrate is

German bishops rejected plan for Francis-style ‘Priority of 2019-09-10 15:40:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 10, 2019 / 01:40 pm (CNA).- The German bishops have rejected an alternative proposal for a synodal process centered on the &ldquo

‘Disgraceful injustice’: Thousands protest law to force abortion 2019-09-09 14:35:00Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sep 9, 2019 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against th

Analysis: Who are the Central Committee of German 2019-09-06 10:00:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 6, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Following the news that the Church in Germany will proceed to form a new Synodal Assembly as part of a

Miraculous healing at Knock Shrine confirmed by Irish 2019-09-05 18:24:00Tuam, Ireland, Sep 5, 2019 / 04:24 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Knock Shrine,

German bishops to green light binding 'Synodal Assembly' 2019-09-05 14:02:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 5, 2019 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- The German bishops are pressing forward with a controversial synodal program, creating a new Synodal A

From inspiration to adoption: A story of working 2019-09-05 13:24:00Rome, Italy, Sep 5, 2019 / 11:24 am (CNA).- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The

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Married priests are a possible option for the 2019-09-21 02:00:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that marri

Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia required to offer 2019-09-20 19:01:00Antigonish, Canada, Sep 20, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted

Msgr. Rossi takes leave of absence from CUA 2019-09-20 17:12:00Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2019 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- Msgr. Walter Rossi has taken a leave of absence from the board of trustees at The Catholic University

UK rabbi: secular humanists are 'ever-more combative' against 2019-09-20 17:07:00Madrid, Spain, Sep 20, 2019 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- A top UK rabbi has criticized secular groups in Britain for their remarks against religious practices a

Vatican department heads meet to discuss budget deficit 2019-09-20 13:50:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 11:50 am (CNA).- The heads of dicasteries and Vatican City State institutions met Friday to discuss finances and how to r

After Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. 2019-09-20 12:40:00Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 20, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, othe

Pro-lifers condemn testing of 'chemical coat hanger' on 2019-09-20 11:00:00Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pro-life advocates have condemned clinical testing of second trimester chemical abortions&n

Cardinal Marx holds 'constructive dialogue' with Pope Francis 2019-09-20 10:25:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 08:25 am (CNA).- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Episcopal Conference, has held talks with Pope Francis a

Pope Francis to doctors: Assisted suicide is 'false 2019-09-20 10:02:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told a group of Italian doctors Friday they must resist the temptation to participate in as

Novena of thanksgiving to precede Newman's canonization 2019-09-20 05:01:00Birmingham, England, Sep 20, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Oratories of England are organizing a novena next month leading up to the canonization of Ble

Scottish Church says Catholics schools don't cause violence 2019-09-19 22:00:00Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep 19, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schoo

UK court clears 80-year-old accused of ‘mercy killing’ 2019-09-19 20:39:00London, England, Sep 19, 2019 / 06:39 pm (CNA).- Family members of an 80-year-old woman in England are advocating for legalized assisted suicide after

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The Bleak World of Téa Obreht 2019-09-13 06:00:00Eight years and half a planet separate Téa Obreht’s second novel from her first. The eight years is the time between Obreht’s debut

Penguin Dysphoria 2019-09-12 09:40:00At a young age I knew more about Viking rune stones and fifteenth-century Venetian commerce than is common among relatively well balanced late adolesc

Australian Justice in the Dock 2019-09-11 06:00:00Consider this sequence of events, familiar to some but evidently not to others: Continue Reading »

Renewing the Transatlantic Alliance 2019-09-10 09:30:00In June, German politician Norbert Röttgen offered a sober assessment of the frayed relations between the European establishment and the Trump

Playing Church 2019-09-10 06:00:00An Associated Press feel-good story surfaced recently concerning the festive send-off and theatrical suicide of a 75-year-old Seattle man named Robe

Concerning Bullshit 2019-09-10 06:00:00Princeton University, as its graduates will gladly tell you, is the real treasure of the Ivy League. And for good reason: Past and present faculty ran

The Breath of God 2019-09-09 09:25:00What do a genocidal African ex-warlord, an ambitious and fecund Buddhist man with sixteen children, and a middle-aged English professor-turned-suicide

French and Ahmari Enter the Ring 2019-09-07 13:25:00For much of their debate , hosted on Thursday at Catholic University of America, David French and Sohrab Ahmari were&nb

Heaven Is Above Me 2019-09-06 06:00:00Every year I am surprised by which books turn out to be (for me) among the most memorable of the year. The Heart’s Necessities: Life in Poetry

Tullian Tchividjian’s Upside Down Christianity 2019-09-05 06:00:00Four years after a sex scandal prompted him to depart from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Tullian Tchividjian, grandson to Billy Graham, has again

As “The League” Begins Its Centennial Season 2019-09-04 06:00:00By the Gargantuan standards of the 21st-century National Football League, Gino Marchetti, who died April 29, was undersized at 6-foot-4 and a mere 245

Prosperity Breeds Idiots 2019-09-03 09:35:00At the start of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s novel In the First Circle, a Soviet diplomat on home leave in Moscow tries to make an anonymous call

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Cardinal Tagle to baptize 450 street children in 2019-09-21 13:42:06Mass baptism in cathedral of Manila to send message that the poor are welcome to receive the sacraments.

Getty Trust makes big investment to save world’s 2019-09-21 11:58:49"This work must start now, before more cultural heritage is neglected, damaged, or destroyed," says foundation's leader.

Pope lists 4 “closenesses” bishops and priests need 2019-09-21 08:00:09Francis asks the faithful to pray for their pastors!

Are you obsessed with getting things done fast? 2019-09-21 06:00:31Speed without reflection can be counterproductive!

A pitfall that all converts need to avoid, 2019-09-21 00:00:33The fresh zeal of a convert can quickly create problems that might put them back to where they started.

Experts believe they have found an anchor from 2019-09-21 00:00:30The location of the anchors would change what we know of the path of St. Paul's voyage.

How to help an expecting mom when she 2019-09-21 00:00:30Not every woman needs the same things when she's having a baby. Here are some alternatives.

Incredible imagery and a somber message: Check out 2019-09-21 00:00:17Yann Arthus-Bertrand gives us a taste from his distinguished career as an ocean photographer and cinematographer.

Meet the wheelchair skating champion who knows how 2019-09-21 00:00:16Ella Frech has overcome huge obstacles to become the athlete she is today, with a little help from her family and faith.

Why does St. Matthew have two names in 2019-09-21 00:00:09The famous tax-collector turned apostle may have had his own name-change after encountering Jesus Christ.

Medieval monks used these hand signals to communicate 2019-09-21 00:00:09How do you say “beer me” when you’ve taken a vow of silence? You "knead one hand over the other."

Requesting suicide isn’t freedom and assisting it isn’t 2019-09-20 14:54:41Francis again reiterates that euthanasia and assisted suicide are not health care, and fail to truly accompany the patient as a whole person

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The Nearsighted Shepherd, Part 3 2019-09-08 11:00:00A Guide to Improving Shepherding Part 1 showed how the Bishops’ championing of Muslim migration and support of the foes of Americ

With God, All Things are Possible 2019-09-07 07:03:02In the Gospel of Luke (14:25-33), great crowds were traveling with Jesus. Let this be the starting point of our reflection. Due to a number of reasons

The Old Rugged Cross 2019-09-06 05:00:39St. Theodore of Studite (759-826) wrote that he saw traces of the Holy Cross in several biblical events of the Old Testament: First, on the pile of wo

Moon River and Me 2019-09-04 05:00:10The Johnny Mercer lyric that constitutes my title has a deeper meaning for me than his inspiration, the Savannah River. I was recently reminded o

Thanking God for Birthdays 2019-09-03 05:00:14On Monday, 26 August, I celebrated my forty seventh birthday. Every birthday is for me a splendid occasion to say thank you, forgive me and&

The Nearsighted Shepherd- Part 2 2019-09-01 17:22:21Part I of this essay introduced the fable of the Nearsighted Shepherd and likened his situation to that of the Catholic Bishops (USCCB) whose att

The Lord Gives Us Worth 2019-08-31 06:14:34The Pharisees desired to attain self-worth by jockeying for the places of honor at the banquets attended also by Jesus. The Gospel, elsewhere, te

Walls and Swords 2019-08-29 05:24:39It is painfully obvious that America has fallen off its cultural path and is at war with itself over a multitude of issues. The author of the new book

Where Are We Going? 2019-08-27 04:53:25One of the most famous and influential justices of the U. S. Supreme Court was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who served on the Court for thirty years at the

The Nearsighted Shepherd 2019-08-25 06:32:59A Cautionary Fable Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted shepherd who mistook another flock for his own and began tending them. That flock’s

The Problem with Wide Gates 2019-08-23 05:36:23A careful reading of the Gospels reveals the utter amazement of the crowds over the fact that Jesus taught with authority and convincing force. Appare

Hail His Tabernacle 2019-08-22 04:29:01One of the most beautiful Marian prayers, which really touches my heart whenever I pray it, is that of St. Francis of Assisi: A Salutation to the

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Viganò Speaks: the “Infiltration” is Real 2019-09-17 03:10:21Jonah began his journey through the city, and when he had gone only a single day’s walk announcing, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be

Wolves in Shepherd’s Clothing 2019-09-17 03:00:38It was only a year ago that the Philadelphia grand jury released its report on sexual abuse by priests. It was only a year ago that allegations broke

Towards a Catholic Nationalism 2019-09-16 03:10:46From the beginning of Donald J. Trump’s quixotic presidential campaign, political and media elites have attempted to browbeat the “dangero

Is It Time to Abolish the USCCB? 2019-09-16 03:00:57“If I must speak the truth, I feel disposed to shun every conference of Bishops: for never saw I Synod brought to a happy issue, and remedying,

Pontifical Chic 2019-09-13 03:10:49In 2013, Pope Francis sonorously and rightly enjoined the bishops of the world: “Avoid the scandal of being ‘airport bishops’!&rdquo

The Uncivil Civility of David French 2019-09-13 03:00:40Debates are about making points, yes, but they’re also about comportment. The exchange between Sohrab Ahmari and David French, which took place

In the Image of Slob 2019-09-12 03:10:17Several years before his death last spring, the Hungarian-American historian John Lukacs remarked to me, in reference to 21st-century America, that &l

A Judicial Victory Over Radical Secularism 2019-09-12 03:00:18In early August, the Freedom from Religion Foundation—secularist bullies who go around the country seeking especially to pressure local governme

Infandum: 18 Years On 2019-09-11 03:10:53Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the November 2001 print edition of Crisis. In 1789 George Washington prayed in St. Paul&rsquo

The Religious Left Just Doesn’t Get It: Socialism 2019-09-11 03:00:27“If someone calls it socialism,” said Rev. William Barber at the August meeting of the Democratic National Committee, “then we must

We Are All Ahmarists Now, Part II 2019-09-10 03:10:40[This is part two of Michael Warren Davis’s two-part reflection on the Ahmari-French debate on the future of Christian conservatism. Read the fi

Who is My Enemy? 2019-09-10 03:00:55We are trying to live the faith in a bad time. The engines of the mass phenomena are all ranged against us: schools and colleges, television, newspape

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Regarding the fate of the remains of 2,246 2019-09-20 18:24:11By Dave Andrusko At a Friday morning press conference, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said his office “is now starting the process to dete

Working with Today’s Media 2019-09-20 17:55:41By Laura Echevarria Editor’s note. The following appears in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News. We’re counting o

How much of the decline in the number 2019-09-20 17:47:35By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL Director of Education & Research In the report released Wednesday, the Guttmacher Institute reported the w

The Hill’s Enjeti Torches Dubious NYT Reporters Behind 2019-09-20 17:41:38By Nicholas Fondacaro In Thursday’s installment of The Hill’s “Rising,” chief Washington correspondent Saagar Enjeti lit up Ne

NARAL’s “Social Media Specialist” tells us aborting babies 2019-09-20 17:37:05By Dave Andrusko At her LinkedIn account, Hayley Farless describes herself as a Social Media Specialist at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Among her job ass

South African Doctor Faces Charges for Advising Abortion 2019-09-20 17:28:55Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. A doctor in South Africa has been charged by the Healt

A New Pregnancy Help Facility, 39 Years in 2019-09-20 17:25:02By Kirk Walden The story begins more than 40 years ago, when a high school girl decided to begin following the Jesus who would change her life. As a n

Buttigieg says he hopes 2,246 baby corpses found 2019-09-20 16:39:11By Calvin Freiburger SOUTH BEND, September 19, 2019 – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg finally broke his silence Wednesday on the discov

Texans are keeping the abortion industry out, and 2019-09-20 16:35:39By Texas Right to Life The Associated Press [AP] recently featured reporting on the scarcity of abortion mills in Texas, as though this is cause for c

Abortionist practices “emotional distancing” 2019-09-20 16:30:48By Sarah Terzo One abortionist says: “In order to be attentive, focused, and disciplined, there is an emotional distancing. You cannot allow you

The heavy toll abortion exacts of everyone associated 2019-09-20 16:28:23By Dave Andrusko “Much has been written about the emotional trauma that women go through after their abortions. But what most people don’t

Authorities search abortion clinics of late abortionist who 2019-09-19 16:30:19By Dave Andrusko This could get really, really intriguing, so don’t jump to any preliminary conclusions, one way or the other. Today, police in


Amazon Synod: We Read the Documents so You 2019-09-19 10:15:57Yesterday morning, I checked out the headlines on Google news on my phone. One of the headlines appeared under the header “In case you missed it

Substance and Accidents: A Beginner’s Guide to Defending 2019-09-18 19:01:06The Real Presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist is among the greatest mysteries of our faith. Indeed, the priest celebrati

A Good Catholic Homily Prompts Bad Behavior 2019-09-18 17:42:33It all started with a solid homily. To be more specific: Fr. Matthew Mary Bartow walked to the pulpit during a televised Mass on EWTN, and preached a

You Don’t Need to Go Ortho: Every Good 2019-09-18 09:02:03We’ve been hearing it a lot: “Should I just quit paying attention to the apparent collapse of the Catholic institution and become Orthodox

1P5 Needs Your Help! 2019-09-17 14:14:40I’ll never forget the night I was sitting at my computer in my office, everyone else in my family was asleep, and I caught a flash of yellow lig

On Rembrandt and His Musical Admirer 2019-09-17 10:14:11On October 4, 350 years will have passed since the death of the Dutch Baroque painter and printmaker who loved light, darkness, and mystery: Rembrandt

Maria, the Beloved: Contemplating the Virgin’s Holy Name 2019-09-16 15:00:48On September 12, we celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. The mysteries and marvels of the sacred name of Maria are so vast an ocean tha

Bishops, Missionaries Who Know the Amazon Sour on 2019-09-16 12:03:18In what seems to be growing concern about the true mission, vision, and motivation of the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod, two Catholic bishops from the mis

Amazonians: The Vatican’s Beloved Specimens, Preserved in Amber 2019-09-13 16:03:36It is considered insensitive, even Hobbesian, to use the word “primitive” in speaking of primordial cultures. Encyclopedia Britannica iden

Scripture & Tradition: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost 2019-09-13 12:00:17Epistle: Galatians 5:16-24  Gospel: Matthew 6:24-33 Keep, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy Church with perpetual peace; and because the frailty of ma

Yes, Catholics Can Do Politics 2019-09-12 12:36:11Already by the winter of 2017, I had spent nearly two years as a secular, “conservative” political commentator on various internet platfor

Discerning the Priesthood: One Form or Two Forms? 2019-09-11 16:10:54“Red-pilled” Catholic men these days who are thinking seriously about priesthood or religious life are wondering if it makes any sense to

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