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Book calling for Catholic blessing of homosexual couples 2020-05-26 13:02:00CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 11:02 am (CNA).- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese 2020-05-26 10:00:00CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a loc

Catholics call for public inquiry into UK nursing 2020-05-23 04:00:00CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:00 am (CNA).- Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing

Bishop laments ‘sinister’ promotion of at-home medical abortions 2020-05-22 11:00:00CNA Staff, May 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- An English bishop has criticized the government for promoting at-home medical abortions during the coronavi

Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to 2020-05-21 13:15:00Rome Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pr

Bishops respond to England's new ‘opt out’ organ 2020-05-21 06:00:00CNA Staff, May 21, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially u

Hungarian legislation to ban changing sex on official 2020-05-20 20:36:00CNA Staff, May 20, 2020 / 06:36 pm (CNA).- A bill passed by the Hungarian Parliament this week stipulates that birth certificates and other identifica

Seminarians need 'solid formation' in hospital ministry, chaplain 2020-05-19 15:30:00CNA Staff, May 19, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Future seminarians should receive an “absolutely solid formation” in hospital ministry, a pries

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her 2020-05-18 17:47:00Rome Newsroom, May 18, 2020 / 03:47 pm (CNA).- One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult

French state council orders religious gathering ban be 2020-05-18 15:15:00CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 01:15 pm (CNA).- The French Council of State ruled Monday that a ban on religious gatherings in the country is a disproporti

‘Humble and dedicated’ bishop dies from the coronavirus  2020-05-18 14:30:00CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- An English bishop died Monday after contracting the coronavirus. The Archdiocese of Liverpool said that Bi

Catholics rejoice as public Masses resume in Rome 2020-05-18 11:30:00Rome, Italy, May 18, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- As Rome reopened shops and restaurants on Monday, Catholics rejoiced in being able to attend Mass again f

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43% of US coronavirus deaths in nursing homes 2020-05-27 17:00:00Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A new report on Tuesday says that more than 40% of deaths from the new coronaviru

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order 2020-05-27 14:00:00Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- This story is developing and has been updated. An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryla

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan 2020-05-27 12:35:00Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 10:35 am (CNA).- After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches on Monday, the nation&rsquo

After leukemia returns, Bishop Murry of Youngstown resigns 2020-05-27 11:19:00CNA Staff, May 27, 2020 / 09:19 am (CNA).- Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, due to a recurrence

Pope Francis will name Charles de Foucauld a 2020-05-27 10:30:00Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of 14 men and women,

Pope Francis says prayer is a refuge against 2020-05-27 08:15:00Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 06:15 am (CNA).- Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his general audien

American priest heading for beatification died amid a 2020-05-27 07:40:00Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 05:40 am (CNA).- Fr. Michael McGivney, an American priest soon to be beatified, died amid a 19th-century pandemic wh

Knights of Columbus founder Fr. Michael McGivney to 2020-05-27 06:55:00Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 04:55 am (CNA).- Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, pav

Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, priests 2020-05-27 05:12:00Denver Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 03:12 am (CNA).- After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priest

Research aims to quantify and explain drop in 2020-05-27 02:09:00CNA Staff, May 27, 2020 / 12:09 am (CNA).- The current drop in the number of people in the United States identifying with a religion may not be perman

Briefing shows ACLU has abandoned religious freedom for 2020-05-26 19:45:00Denver Newsroom, May 26, 2020 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- Longtime critics of religious freedom protections, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, hav

Mexican state passes pro-life education law 2020-05-26 19:00:00CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill May 21 to foster a “respe

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Games Intellectuals Play 2020-05-20 06:00:00Shortly after President John F. Kennedy’s cabinet met for the first time, Vice President Lyndon Johnson waxed enthusiastic about the best and th

An Encounter With My Past 2020-05-19 06:00:00Most of my memory of my teenage years is firmly locked and sealed. Sometimes a long-forgotten smell, the most evocative of all the senses in this deod

An Apology 2020-05-18 12:15:00I regret my foolish and ill-considered remarks about masks and mask wearing on Twitter on Tuesday, May 12. Masks are clearly indicated in many situati

A Protestant Appreciation of Pope John Paul II 2020-05-18 10:05:00During the Christmas season of 1999, while living in Russia, I read George Weigel’s extraordinary biography of John Paul II, Witness to Hope .

My Pope 2020-05-18 09:50:00It often seems to me that conservative-tending millennial Catholics are converts, as a rule—a rule to which I am the lone exception. Of course I

Pope on the World Stage 2020-05-18 06:00:00On the Feast of the Assumption 1993, Pope John Paul II spoke to hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic young people gathered for the Eighth World Youth

All Will Be Well 2020-05-15 06:00:00We watched the Italian tragedy unfold. Medical professionals worked heroically; many became ill and a few died. Elderly patients passed without their

The Literature of Pestilence 2020-05-15 06:00:00During this pandemic, which has been documented nearly to exhaustion, two themes have captured my attention. The first is the difference between old a

The Business of Bible Translation 2020-05-15 06:00:00Daniel Taylor’s novel Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees comes out today from Slant, the excellent literary imprint of Wipf & Stock presided

In God’s Time 2020-05-14 06:00:00Ash Wednesday fell on February 26 this year, only five days after Italy recorded its first case of COVID-19. By the second week of Lent, the country w

On John Paul II’s Centenary 2020-05-13 06:00:00As the world and the Church mark the centenary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, a kaleidoscope of memories will shape my prayer and re

Coronavirus Diary: New York, May 12 2020-05-13 06:00:00Tuesday: Bright morning sunshine, but cool temperatures. It’s been a chilly spring. I’m still running the space heater in my office; the

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The cathedral every couple is called to build New! 2020-05-28 00:00:56Building a relationship based on love, trust and respect cannot be done in one day. You need a blueprint.

All Christians called to pray for new Pentecost: New! 2020-05-28 00:00:48From the Catholic Charismatic Renewal comes an invitation to recall that the Spirit's greatest miracles come in response to our praise.

Andrea Bocelli and family test positive for COVID-19 New! 2020-05-28 00:00:24They were diagnosed in March and have since fully recovered.

The obscure fresco that led St. Ignatius in New! 2020-05-28 00:00:23The holy priest agreed that Mary interceded for healings through devotion to her image as Our Lady of the Way.

How to decipher your children’s drawings New! 2020-05-28 00:00:22The shapes they draw and colors they use can communicate their feelings and needs.

Bishop Barron: Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ and the modern myth New! 2020-05-28 00:00:10A "fascinating story," but one that "does justice neither to religion nor the distinctive culture of modernity."

10 Quotes from the Psalms to bring calm New! 2020-05-28 00:00:03It's natural to feel worry in times of difficulty, but Sacred Scripture is an unfailing source of strength and peace.

Meet the dad who’s teaching basic skills on New! 2020-05-28 00:00:02Rob Kenney's painful past and his own search for God has enabled him to help others with absent parents.

Charles de Foucauld, a man who found God 2020-05-27 15:12:45The Vatican announced the canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld, whose adventurous life included a youthful wandering away from the faith.

The secret of making a good retreat? Letting 2020-05-27 12:10:15Jesus wants more for you than you do for yourself. What kind of graces does He want to give you on retreat?

We have to pray even to be saved 2020-05-27 11:05:34In catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis notes how the sin of Adam and Cain is contrasted by the prayer of peacemakers.

Bethlehem’s Basilica of the Nativity reopens after almost 2020-05-27 10:44:33The pandemic shut down the church on March 5. Its reopening gives hope that health crisis will ease, a local official says.

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What Has the Shire to Do with Rome? 2020-05-19 09:28:22The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been e

The Gift of Appreciation 2020-05-18 06:44:16I recently wrote about the consequences of the Covid19 crisis—both the self-sacrificing good works it prompted and, in sharp contrast,

Following Divine Invitations 2020-05-16 06:34:44Today we should be in for a treat. Not candy, but a treat of the rarest, most precious commodities: LOVE And do we ever need it! Even on Chr

Worth the Risk 2020-05-13 08:33:03For centuries missionary priests have risked their lives to spread the Gospel and expand the reach of the Catholic Church. Many have been martyred for

Crises Have Consequences 2020-05-10 15:00:00Covid-19 came to America and the rest of the world without warning and changed our lives in ways never imagined except perhaps in science-fiction. Peo

Mr. Fixit? 2020-05-10 04:19:03On the 5th Sunday of Easter, as a Community of Faith, today we go over Jesus’ farewell speech, the words he spoke the night before his death (Jo

Regarding Non-Essential Workers 2020-05-08 17:00:00Few people in history have seen more jobs up close than Mike Rowe, the longtime host of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Dirty Jobs. Now the

Life On Earth: A Serious Business 2020-05-08 06:44:11One of the greatest movies ever made was Cecile B. DeMille’s 1956 epic The Ten Commandments, with the actor Yul Brynner portraying the Egyptian

The Christian View of Sickness 2020-05-07 07:00:00During these difficult and turbulent times we are living in, the question becomes: What is the Christian attitude towards sickness? And further, how s

If You Love Me 2020-05-06 07:00:00“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Jn 14:15)   Jesus has drawn a line in the sand. You will show your love for Hi

Lessons from Saint George 2020-05-05 12:00:00On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the universal Church celebrated the great feast of Saint George. Regarding his life, there are many unnecessary historical

Would You Go? 2020-05-04 08:36:57One evening as you are relaxing at home with your wife and four children, a friend calls you up and you have the following conversation: You: Hey, Mar

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Christianity Gets Normal 2020-05-26 05:10:20Here’s a rule of thumb: if The New York Times is praising you, you’re doing something wrong. On March 8, the Times ran an article by Tara

We Need More Spiritual Mothers 2020-05-26 05:10:02A couple of years ago, a particularly bright and perceptive student of mine commented that Catholic parishes were like single-parent homes. She elabor

‘Greater Love Has No Man Than This’ 2020-05-25 05:10:54One of the timeless traditions that occurs at the United States Naval Academy during plebe summer, before one is welcomed into the Brigade of Midshipm

What Did They Fight For? 2020-05-25 05:00:05It stands overlooking the Thames, across an exceptionally glorious view of a beautiful part of England. White and austere, it has the solemn feel

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses 2020-05-22 05:10:38It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselv

Reflections on the Protestant Revolution 2020-05-22 05:00:38According to one sage observation: he who gets to name names, wins. Why do we talk about the Protestant Reformation and not the Protestant Revolution,

The Fate of the First Amendment Will Be 2020-05-21 05:10:10This month the Little Sisters of the Poor returned to the U.S. Supreme Court, once again defending their right to practice the Catholic Faith by refus

Domesticity Is Not Slavery 2020-05-21 05:00:37The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000.” It was exactly as cynical and on

The Cure for Coronavirus Is Not More Government 2020-05-20 05:10:25Observing the evolution of the responses of governmental agencies, hospital advocates, and political lobbyists to the novel coronavirus from my vantag

Who Was Jesus of Nazareth? 2020-05-20 05:00:19Reading and hearing the Passion of Christ this past Lent, I have been even more strongly impressed than in previous years by the historical objectivit

May You Live In Interesting Times 2020-05-19 05:10:23There is an old Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, we are cursed indeed. Though many have suffered grievo

Another Plague 2020-05-19 05:00:15There is another plague which has deeply affected our country and world for decades, even centuries. It also involves isolation, separation, masks whi

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Scripture & Tradition: Sunday after the Ascension 2020-05-22 12:00:55Epistle: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:1-4 Almighty and everlasting God, make us ever bear a devout affection toward Thee, and with a since

1P5 Podcast Ep. 66 – Meg Greenfield on 2020-05-21 19:51:58“A bratwurst and C.S. Lewis are the reasons that I’m Catholic.” Meg Greenfield is a writer for 1P5 and a convert from lifelong athei

Can Doctrine Change? It Depends on Your Perspective 2020-05-21 15:00:09This is the second of two related articles on whether doctrine can change. In the second, we explore doctrine in the broad sense, as “Church tea

For the Love of Tradition, Don’t Fetishize It 2020-05-21 09:00:46I let out an audible groan when I came across an opinion piece in The New York Times a few weeks ago titled “Christianity Gets Weird.” The

Matthew Wrote First: Calculating the Dates for the 2020-05-20 15:57:24Oxford-educated archaeologist Sir William Ramsay, embarking on a journey to investigate the historicity of the Gospel records and Acts, was skeptical.

A Traditionalist’s Spiritual Charter 2020-05-20 11:05:36Over the years of my adult life, as I have gotten to know more and more intimately the traditional liturgy, theology, spirituality, hagiography, and c

Accepted, Not Elected: The Curious Case of Pope 2020-05-19 17:24:59In the near future: Pope Francis’s health has taken a turn for the worse. He knows he has only a few weeks to live. In an effort to perpetuate h

The Poor Need Real Mercy, Not a Marxist 2020-05-19 09:00:48“Naïve and immature people have a great passion to ‘serve humanity,’ but they cannot bear to serve a human being standing right

Mandalorian: Disney’s Accidental Pro-Life Masterpiece 2020-05-18 17:10:41One of our family lockdown survival strategies has been a year-long subscription to Disney+. As a father of five, it didn’t me take long to foll

Rather than Interfaith Prayer, Why Not Rogation Days? 2020-05-18 09:00:27As the COVID-19 pandemic continues deep into May, the majority of Catholics in Western society are still without public Masses. Some Catholics are wit

If You Enjoy 1P5, Please Support Our Work! 2020-05-15 19:59:11In a recent letter, a reader writes: “Thank you for your site. It has taught me a lot and helped me grow deeper in my faith. Bless you and your

Scripture & Tradition: Fifth Sunday after Easter 2020-05-15 12:00:24Epistle: James 1:22-27 Gospel: John 16:23-30 O God, from Whom all good things do come, grant unto us, Thy suppliant people, that by Thine inspiration,

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