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Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide that killed hundreds


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On the Last Day, the sheep will march off to heaven, and the goats will break into small discussion groups...
Anthony Esolen
C. S. Lewis was a university professor, and knew about the wheels within wheels of committees, with their informal “rings” that use the official bodies and their meetings to get done what they want, but that accomplish very little of the real work of the university, which is intellectual and spiritual. So it is in That Hideous Strength...


Why and how does Satan roam the Earth?
Msgr. Charles Pope
One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn’t he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his minions and the other condemned...


I used to be a white supremacist, and here's what I think about Charlottesville...
Joseph Pearce
As I read reports of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and their opponents, it brought back memories of my own battle-scarred past. As an angry young man in my native England, I had joined a white supremacist party and was involved in many bruising battles on the streets. I had rejoiced when a counterdemonstrator was killed at one of our meetings and mourned when a friend of mine...


Memento mori: In the midst of death, you must look...
David Mills
It had been a good day, the day one year ago Facebook just reminded me about. My wife and I were in Portland, Maine, taking care of my very ill sister. Having finished a round of chemotherapy, my sister was feeling better than she had since she found out she had cancer five months earlier, most of which I’d spent with her. Karen had gone into the emergency room in March when her left arm swelled so much that she...


A short reflection on beauty...


Did medieval medicine ever work? Researchers who studied this question were shocked when they discovered the answer...


The trouble with converts (and everyone else!)...
Kevin Tierney
“Brother in Christ.” Whenever I visit a certain parish nearby, that is how I am always greeted by several people. If I can be perfectly honest, they probably don’t even know my name. They don’t know what I do for a living. They just know I often am in the back area of the Church corralling my children. Yet to them, I am a “brother”...


We live on a privileged planet, where perfect eclipses are no coincidence...


Texas governor signs bill banning taxpayer funding of abortions...


‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Patricia Heaton sets Twitter on fire, calls out CBS for Iceland murder story...


How Catholics should respond to Charlottesville...
Bishop James Conley
In the late 1940s, Archbishop Joseph Rummel began the process of ending segregation in the parishes, seminary, and schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He faced real opposition, from families, from teachers, from civil officials, and even some of the priests and religious of his diocese. Political leaders threatened to end all state financial support for integrated Catholic schools...


New technology is revealing invisible poems hidden in St. Catherine’s Monastery...


How to live out the ‘Cabrini Option’...
Larry Smith
There’s much current debate about “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation,” the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here’s another option, well established in Catholic social teaching: the preferential option for the poor. Let’s call that the Cabrini Option and understand how we can all pursue that...


If we're serious about tearing down white supremacy, let's start with Planned Parenthood...


Adventurer Bear Woznick teams with Harley-riding Archbishop Thomas Wenski to evangelize ‘real men’ ...


The biblical roots of the Assumption of Mary...

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Doxxing the alt-right: Is it an option for the Christian?


Motown and the turbocharged Church...
George Weigel
Detroit hasn’t gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it’s struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not playing defense. Under the leadership of Archbishop Allen Vigneron, it’s going on offense, challenging itself to become a diocese of missionary disciples...


If you want to understand the times we’re living in, here’s what you should read...


How mega-ships drop their giant anchors...


Catholic school's expulsion of girls upheld; judge lashes out at parents...


A priest’s Q&A about the upcoming solar eclipse...
Fr. Victor Feltes
What is it like to experience a total eclipse? For places within the 70-mile-wide “path of totality” of this Monday’s eclipse, it will be like night suddenly arriving in the middle of the day. The air temperature will drop, stars will appear in clear skies, and animals may become confused. Is this a sign of the end of the world...


From NPR: Catholic poet with cerebral palsy imagines life inside a 1910 institution that eugenics built...


Use of surrogate mothers to produce children is a ‘moral evil’, warns Madison bishop...


Set your sights on the great things: Pray for humility...
R. Jared Staudt
St. Thomas Aquinas describes the task of humility: “to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately” (Summa theologiae, II-II, q. 161, a. 1). It is truly one of the most important virtues. All sin is pride against God and a denial of humility. Therefore, our obedience to God must be a humble and loving submission to Him and to following His will above our own...


Knights of Columbus answer some frequently asked questions about new Fourth Degree uniform...


12 things to know and share about the Assumption of Mary...
Jimmy Akin
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation (in years when it does not fall on a Monday). What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .


The little-known tradition about the assumption of Moses...


A man who does more for the Korean people than just worry...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
‘Please, don’t tell me more.” It’s become a common plea if not a refrain as I encounter more and more people choosing to disengage from watching the seemingly constant car crash that is our politics and culture. Apparently presidential tweets about war and joke responses about mushroom clouds and North Korean Pokemon armies aren’t their cup of tea...


Is silence consent? Virtue vs. virtue signalling...
Simcha Fisher
Yesterday, I tussled with some friends over the issue of “virtue signalling.” In the immediate aftermath of the hideous events in Charlottesville, my social media was flooded with friends passionately denouncing racism and white supremacism. Some of the denunciations included an exhortation for all decent folk to do the same: You must speak up...


St. Josemaría Escrivá: Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...


Inside the cold-hearted country where Down syndrome is disappearing...


Australian commission proposes forcing priests to break seal of confession...


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