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Pope Francis suppresses Ecclesia Dei, transfers duties to CDF


The age of deference by bishops toward the Holy Father has taken a decisive turn...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
As depicted in the television series The Crown, a member of the House of Lords publicly criticizes the Queen’s old-fashioned and “priggish” ways as out of keeping with a “new” Britain. In a bit of creative license, the Queen meets secretly with Lord Altrincham to seek his counsel. What is it that has changed? What is part of the old Britain that no longer holds...


St. Sebastian, pray for us!...
Rick Becker
If you have (or ever have had) children in Catholic schools around here, chances are good that they played sports at some point. And if that’s the case, then the chances are even better that you know the Inter-City Catholic League (ICCL) Athlete’s Prayer by heart. It’s recited before every Catholic school match-up, and it ends with this enthusiastic invocation: “Saint Sebastian...


Father James Schall reflects on life and death...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
A few weeks ago, the word was that Father James V. Schall, S. J., was in his final days. At 91, that’s not too shocking. At the same time, the “retired,” storied Georgetown politics professor remains more productive than many of us. So I sent him a few questions the other day about life and death, and he answered. It’s a mediation on everything — all of the things we really ought to be thinking about more...


Franciscan University of Steubenville Prof. Stephen E. Lewis: “Why I assigned ‘The Kingdom’”...


14 of the best signs at March for Life 2019...
Fr. Matthew Schneider
On Friday, January 18, thousands in the pro-life movement marched in DC for an end to abortion. I took pictures of some of the best signs. Here you go (titles link to Tweets).


An incorrupt heart, 17,000 youth, and the hope of SEEK19...
Fr. Patrick Briscoe
At the same time that the bishops of the United States gathered at Mundelein Seminary at the behest of Pope Francis for a week of prayer and reflection concerning the clergy sexual abuse crisis, 17,000 young people met just 200 miles away in Indianapolis, Indiana. While the shepherds of the Church were on retreat, the Indiana Convention Center was transformed for the biennial Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SEEK Conference...


From the Book of Proverbs, here are 3 proverbs for pro-lifers...
Msgr. Charles Pope
We who participate in the March for Life are always in need of the Lord’s strength and guidance, His grace and mercy, in order to see our goal of ending legalized abortion. To that end, I offer some lessons drawn from the 24th chapter of the Book of Proverbs. If you remain indifferent in times of adversity, your strength will depart from you...


Because I believe so deeply in the power of story, let me tell you how I came back to the Church...
Jenny Uebbing
I tend to lean pretty far in the self disclosing direction when I share here on the blog. I’ve pulled back a little bit as the kids have gotten older as far as the specifics I share about them, images, etc, but I’m still a fairly open book with my own story. I share bits about our marriage that Dave approves, but for the most part I’m a one woman show in this space...


Some sobering thoughts about why Fr. Fidelis gets himself arrested, and why we march...


“Deep Blue,” one of the planet’s biggest great white sharks, spotted off Hawaii — and divers got pictures...


One answer to the abuse: Stricter seminary entrance standards...


We prolifers ought to work harder at winning and not so hard at being seen as winners...


Annual poll shows 75 percent of U.S. adults want “substantial” restrictions on abortion...


7 ways the Knights of Columbus defend life at every stage...


Millennials turn against Roe v. Wade when they learn what it really does...


This is mesmerizing: Watch how honeybees defend their nests against wasp attacks...


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Former athlete Katrina Gallic found strength in her paralysis — and call to join the March for Life...
Stephen Beale
When Katrina Gallic was entering high school, one of the things the future pro-life advocate was most excited about was being a sprinter for the track team. “The thrill of being able to run very quickly — I loved it when I was a kid. I thought it was so fun,” said Gallic, now 23. Running was one of the few constants Gallic had...


A layman’s guide to the Roe vs. Wade decision...


How to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse...


A closer look at the Holy Veil of Manoppello...


Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations...


Uncle Screwtape is delighted with our social cowardice...
Elizabeth Scalia
My Dear Wormwood, Forgive my tardy response to your last flaming missive (or—if you really want to impress me—don’t) in which you attempt to berate me for insufficiently appreciating your efforts at sowing discord within the venue of American Politics. As they say in your circles, “Goon, get over yourself.” Political discord...


At crisis’ Ground Zero, a muted March for the bishops...
Rocco Palmo
In a normal year, these days would see the Stateside church storm the nation's capital with bells on to carry out American Catholicism's most prominent act of advocacy in the public square. For the millionth time, however, these days are anything but normal. That tomorrow's March for Life was destined to unfold in the epicenter of this season of scandal was always bound to make for a tricky confluence...


Pregnant woman’s sonogram appears to depict Christ crucified...


Karen Pence commits heresy against New York Times editorial board...
Terry Mattingly
How did I miss this story? Apparently, there is some kind of move afoot in elite media to push for the establishment of the Episcopal Church, or perhaps the United Church of Christ, as the state-mandated religion in the United States. Have you heard about this? That’s one way to read the remarkable media response to Second Lady Karen Pence’s decision to return to the teaching at an ordinary evangelical Protestant school that attempts to defend ordinary conservative or traditional Christian doctrine on sexuality...


“Unique From Day One” — Massive crowd gathers in Washington for March for Life 2019...


Senate passes ‘religious test’ resolution on Knights of Columbus...


Optimism and pessimism are equally dangerous because both God and the devil are full of surprises...
Archbishop Charles Chaput
This month marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which effectively legalized abortion on demand. It also marks another annual March for Life, this year on January 18. It’s a time to look back and look ahead. The abortion struggle of the past four decades teaches a very useful lesson. Evil talks a lot about “tolerance” when it’s weak...


Beware false doctrines — especially when they’re dressed up in traditional Church language...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
If there are problems with the foundation of the house the whole house shudders and creaks. The house that’s built on sand shifts and falls, and one of the major cracks in the modern church, one of the quickest of quicksand foundations is the modernist re-interpretation of the faith. Those who re-interpret believe the old, old story is out of date and needs to be made accessible and relevant for modern man...


5 tips for evangelizing and shepherding Generation Z...


The No. 1 reason average Catholics don’t evangelize...
Marcel LeJeune
The data doesn’t lie. In what they personally believe about salvation, most Catholics are closer to Universalists than they are to Catholic doctrine – that is they believe that being a “good" person will get you to heaven. Catholics aren’t alone. Many modern Christians believe in what could at least be described as a quasi-universalism...


What happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains too sick to work?


Religious faith makes for a better night’s sleep, study says...


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