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Remembering a musical and spiritual pilgrim: Igor Stravinsky 2021-05-05 16:00:00The famous composer was raised in the Russian Orthodox tradition, and came to have an appreciation for the spiritual riches of the Catholic Church. Re

Catholic prayer of blessing and protection over your 2021-05-05 13:32:16Use this prayer of blessing to invoke God's protective care for your child. Catholic prayer of blessing and protection over your child

To grow in prayer, look at a sunrise 2021-05-05 13:31:13The sunrise, trees in spring, music, birdsong, a book ... This is the salt of life, says Pope Francis. To grow in prayer, look at a sunrise and listen

Islamist militants are terrorizing the Democratic Republic 2021-05-05 13:27:22Terrorists are kidnapping people and giving them the choice between converting to Islam or death. Islamist militants are terrorizing the Democratic

Mexican bishops defend their right to speak out 2021-05-05 13:00:00In an apparent rebuttal to a government warning, Church stakes its ground as election approaches. Mexican bishops defend their right to speak out

Sit for awhile at the tabernacle: Pope’s advice 2021-05-05 12:36:05Take a pause and go to the closest church, Francis suggests. Sit for awhile at the tabernacle: Pope’s advice

Here’s how people in India are helping each 2021-05-05 12:00:00In the midst of so many deaths, many are stepping up to bring a little comfort ... and nutrition. Here’s how people in India are helping each ot

The Supplica to Our Lady of Pompeii 2021-05-05 11:50:13We shall not leave you until you have blessed us! The Supplica to Our Lady of Pompeii

What are the 4 different parts of the 2021-05-05 10:17:49Here are the four different parts of the Mass and what each part signifies. What are the 4 different parts of the Mass?

These are the top 10 largest Christian statues 2021-05-05 10:10:00Each one of these monumental statues strengthens the community in Christ. These are the top 10 largest Christian statues in the world

Remaining Haitian hostages released 2021-05-05 09:44:1620-day saga ends as bandits set priests, nuns, lay people free. Remaining Haitian hostages released

Former Jehovah’s Witness to be ordained Catholic priest 2021-05-05 09:00:00Against all odds, this young man had an incredible conversion. Former Jehovah’s Witness to be ordained Catholic priest in Denver

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Identity Politics, Opium of the People 2021-04-29 06:00:00Identity politics is the new religion of the United States. Some will dissent from this claim. There are those who simply don’t want to see how

Learning to Mean What the Liturgy Says 2021-04-28 06:00:00A month back I wrote on the confusions caused by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who claimed—disputed by Lambeth Palace—that the archbisho

What Would Cardinal Meyer Say? 2021-04-28 06:00:00Unfortunately forgotten in most U.S. Catholic circles today, Cardinal Albert Gregory Meyer, archbishop of Milwaukee from 1953 to 1958 and archbishop o

An Opportunity to Overturn Roe 2021-04-27 06:00:00When Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last October as a Supreme Court justice, many hoped and others feared that the fuse was lit on Roe v. Wade . Many

Worshipping with Thomas 2021-04-26 06:00:00Faith entails at least two things. First, it means to follow . John, the beloved disciple, looked into the tomb, saw the linen cloths, and believed (

A Birthday Card to Balthasar 2021-04-23 06:00:00In his recently translated essay Theses Towards a Trinitarian Ontology , Klaus Hemmerle (1929–1994) writes that Christian theology has long be

What We’ve Been Reading—April 2021 2021-04-22 06:00:00R. R. RenoEditor Continue Reading »

Hans Küng and the Perils of Fame 2021-04-21 06:00:00During his 1977 rookie year with the Baltimore Orioles, future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray got a piece of advice from veteran Lee May: If you’ve

Israel: The Longer View 2021-04-20 06:00:00On the face of it, the latest Israeli general election, which took place on March 23, was just further confirmation of systemic political deadlock. Fo

Loving with Mary 2021-04-19 06:00:00As you may recall from “ Following John ,” Easter reconfigures time and space. The new time? It is the eternal Sabbath, the Eighth Day; it

This Book Was Made for Walking 2021-04-16 06:00:00How X Made Us Human” has been an evergreen trope for publishers. There are many answers on offer. We are human because we ate meat. (Yes, really

How Not to Speak Truth to Power 2021-04-15 06:00:00Another week, another pile of victims of those who pride themselves on courageously “speaking truth to power,” as the saying has it. This

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Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro 2021-05-05 19:01:00 Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock. Mexico

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to 2021-05-05 18:00:00 June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad / Manoej Paateel/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Cath

'Mosques are springing up everywhere', Congolese bishop says 2021-05-05 17:01:00 Stuart Boulton/Shutterstock. Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 5, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). The Democratic Republic of the Congo has see

'Demographic earthquake'? U.S. fertility rates fall again to 2021-05-05 16:00:00 TOMO/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The U.S. total fertility rate fell to its lowest-recorded level last year and the

Stolen 14th-century reliquary found in police raid of 2021-05-05 15:00:00 The San Galgano reliquary, stolen in 1989. / Courtesy of the Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale in Palermo. Rome, Italy, May 5, 2021 / 13:00

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to 2021-05-05 14:00:00 Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina / Jon Bilous/Shutterstock Denver, Colo., May 5, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). A 19th-c

Illinois bishops urge support for school choice measure, 2021-05-05 13:00:00 Stephen Kiers/Shutterstock Denver, Colo., May 5, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). Illinois bishops are urging Catholics in the state to support a scholarshi

Catholic bishops oppose Texas gun bill that ‘advances 2021-05-05 12:00:00 Alexander Oganezov/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing

Why Catholics are reluctant to share their faith... 2021-05-05 12:00:00 EWTN Publishing Denver, Colo., May 5, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). First things first: this is the closest I have seen to the book I always wanted to wr

Catholic cycling champion who saved Jews during World 2021-05-05 11:10:00 Gino Bartali (1914-2000) competing in the 1938 Tour de France. / Public domain Vatican City, May 5, 2021 / 09:10 am (CNA). A cycling champion and

Pope Francis confirms ex-management consultant as Vatican’s auditor 2021-05-05 10:05:00 Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA Vatican City, May 5, 2021 / 08:05 am (CNA). The Vatican announced W

Ave Maria law school announces new dean 2021-05-05 09:00:00 John Czarnetzky / University of Mississippi School of Law Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). The Ave Maria School of Law announced its

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Moving Beyond Vatican II 2021-05-03 05:10:17How do you solve a problem like Vatican II?  While perhaps not as catchy as the classic Sound of Music tune, this question is far more complex th

Let’s Not Be Reasonable 2021-05-03 05:00:29A good description of the devil is “one who comes along when I’m very tired and suggests something very reasonable that I know I shouldn&r

A Fine Time to Be a Catholic 2021-05-01 05:00:40As the late, great Fr. James Schall reminded us, “St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that the greatest service that we can offer our neighbor is to know

Open Forum Question & Answers 2021-04-30 11:09:40Crisis Editor-in-Chief Eric Sammons answers questions about Catholicism and the crisis in the Church today. Topics include: The line between proper ob

Swimming Across the Riptide: The Benedict Option in 2021-04-30 05:10:14Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option advocates a simple response to modernity: retreat, re-arm, and renew. Basing his battle plan on that of th

When Rights Are Wrong 2021-04-30 05:00:30There are few topics that are of greater importance than “rights.” At the same time, the topic of rights has been egregiously misunderstoo

Defense of the Common Good or Collaboration with 2021-04-29 05:10:16One thing can be stated for certain—the COVID-19 scar on humanity will be clearly visible for many years to come. If immediate steps are not tak

The Tightening Noose of Diversity Ideology 2021-04-29 05:00:35Attention to one’s duties to state in life prevents normal Catholics from keeping track of the latest depredations of cancel culture. That is as

Not Even Catholic Lite 2021-04-28 05:10:28I was away for a few days recently, an experience I cannot recommend enough. Few pleasures can compare with those that come undistracted by news media

Where Catholics Meet the Church 2021-04-28 05:00:18Let me begin with a plain fact: the sacred liturgy is where most Catholics most of the time encounter the Church and her teaching.  “The Ch

An Accident of Attention 2021-04-27 05:10:08Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. I won’t express any opinion about the verdict bec

The Biden Administration’s Effort to Suppress the Laws 2021-04-27 05:00:21I recently logged onto the Voice of America (VOA) website—an American international broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress—and saw an art