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Gay rights advocate pledges to win religious liberty fight within three years


Homosexual activists send message to Pope Francis; so does The New York Times (again)...
Terry Mattingly
Once upon a time, journalists had a simple device that they used to signal readers when experts and insiders on one side of a story were not interested in taking part in a public debate about their work or their cause. When dealing with a Catholic controversy, for example, journalists would write a sentence that went something like this: "A spokesperson for the archbishop said he could not comment at this time...


"Shadow Council" pushes Church approval of contraception, homosexuality...
Andrea Gagliarducci
A Catholic priest who participated in May’s closed-door meeting with the aim of urging “pastoral innovations” at the upcoming synod on the family in October suggested that acts the Church considers intrinsically evil — contraception and homosexual activity — cannot be considered so, given the individual’s experience...


Was there a Crypto-Catholic in Anglican Jamestown?


Death doesn't have the last word...
David Mills
As I was writing last week, my wife’s mother was dying. She died Sunday morning, at 95, after a long and full life. It was a good death, to use an unfortunately old-fashioned phrase, but death is still death. One effect, as many of you will understand, is to make me think more about death and those I loved who have died, like my father...


What can we do to combat Satan's influence?
Philip Kosloski
The Devil made his public appearance this past weekend as the Satanic Temple of Detroit unveiled their nine-foot-tall, 2,000-pound bronze statue during a hedonistic party at the Lauhoff Corporation building on July 25. This public display even required participants to literally sign a document that gave their soul to the devil. Needless to say...


This animated map shows how religion spread across the world...


The mind-bending science of awe...


The amazing, and now Venerable, Father Al...
George Weigel
At an inch or so over five feet and weighing, I would guess, something on the underside of 100 pounds, Sister Winnie, a soft spoken Filipina, is not your typical dinner speaker. Yet a few weeks ago she held a room full of Washingtonians spellbound with her story – which is also the story of a largely unknown American of whom the Church in the United States should be very proud...


18 Mother Angelica quotes that hit it right on the nose...


The death of God and the loss of human dignity...
Bishop-Elect Robert Barron
I am sure by now that many of you have seen the appalling hidden-camera videos of two Planned Parenthood physicians bantering cheerfully with interlocutors posing as prospective buyers of the body parts of aborted infants. While they slurp wine in elegant restaurants, the good doctors — both women — blandly talk about what price they would expect for providing valuable inner organs...


Welcome to the quietest square inch in the United States...


Are you spiritually neglecting your own child?
Marlon De La Torre
Blessed Cardinal Newman once said that “Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.” When you take a moment to analyze Blessed Newman’s words, they can easily be directed toward the spiritual relationship between parent and child...


What caused the debacle at Our Saviour church in Manhattan? The treason of the clerisy...


"Decrease in religiosity" leads Catholic Church to leave Antarctica after 57 years...


Avila to Aspen (Day 54): My 3,600 mile journey has come to an end...


Easy DNA editing is here, and it will remake the world. Buckle up...


Planned Parenthood PR firm circulates memo, requests halt to media coverage of videos...

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The Dorothy Day Option...
J.D. Flynn
Last month, David Brooks published a column titled “The Next Culture War.” In it, he offers public-relations advice for Christians in the post-Obergefell era—an era when fewer people identify as Christians, and when laws and mores are moving farther away from basic Christian values. Brooks warns contemporary Christians that when we try to engage in public life...


Few Catholics today realize that God actually did reveal to us His expectations for church design...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In yesterday’s readings at Mass we read about how Moses laid out the “tent of meeting” exactly according to the pattern God gave him up on the mountain. A millennium later John described a similar scene of the sanctuary in Heaven. Few Catholics today realize that God actually did indicate a good deal about how He expects our churches to be designed...


The latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequel is an exhilarating thriller...
Steven Greydanus
The biggest mistake of the first Mission: Impossible movie nearly 20 years ago wasn’t turning the beloved TV series’ hero Jim Phelps into a villain. It was assembling a likable team around Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt (including Kristen Scott Thomas and Emilio Estevez) and then killing them all off in the first act. Cruise is as redoubtable and even indestructible a movie star as Ethan Hunt is a field agent; he is the anchor of the Mission: Impossible franchise...


America the murderous: A solemn prophetic warning...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
If you haven’t seen the latest video from Center for Medical Progress yet you ought to. The editing and release of the videos...drip, drip, drip has been a brilliant piece of investigative journalism. They did their research, they gathered their footage, they edited it down to show exactly what was going on. Furthermore, it is almost as if they had anticipated the lying denials of Cecile Richards and the rest of her club...


"Senseless" violence and ideological warfare...
William Kilpatrick
Soon after the murder of five servicemen in Chatanooga, politicians and government officials began to refer to the massacre as “senseless”. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called it a “senseless act of violence,” Hillary Clinton pronounced it “an act of senseless violence,” and Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais concurred that it was a “senseless act of violence...


Why Christian leaders are really going green...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
Laudato Si’ took its title from the Canticle of the Creatures of St Francis of Assisi. It has inspired a cataract of conferences in a feverish burst of Vatican activity to stop global warming. From April to September, it is the Holy See’s summer of Brother (Jeffrey) Sachs and Sister (Ban Ki-) Moon, as all manner of people who vigorously promote what St Francis’s Canticle calls “mortal sin” have been welcomed to make common cause on climate change...


‘Kandhamal’ tells the whole story of anti-Christian persecution in India...
John Allen
Because of the dramatic events that unfolded there, certain places have come to symbolize entire movements or chapters of history. “Gettysburg,” for instance, immediately evokes the American Civil War, just as “Tiananmen Square” is now universal shorthand for non-violent protest. In similar fashion, in terms of contemporary anti-Christian persecution...


Chinese police are having trouble keeping up with the number of unauthorized Christian crosses...


Same-sex marriage and the winnowing of Catholic men...


House of Representatives limits coveted floor access for papal visit...


Christ warned about wolves in sheep's clothing. You should also beware of sheep in sheep's clothing...


The 3 families every young man needs to grow up well...


Is the United States of America an "evil empire"?


What does Satan fear most: Saints or sacramentals?


What are Gregorian Masses?


Why pro-lifers shouldn't trust the GOP...


"Historical bombshell": A skeleton, a Catholic relic, and a mystery about American origins...


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