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Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules...


Caring for elderly parents with a will to wander...
Rebecca Hamilton
Yesterday I took a nap. I woke to my outraged son, wanting to know why I hadn’t answered my phone. It seems that while I was sleeping, my 89-year-old Mama took off. She wandered the neighborhood until a wonderful neighbor took her in. The only thing Mama could get straight enough to tell her was my phone number. But I was asleep.


Get the most out of your Dremel tool with these attachments...


If you know the end of the story, there’s a lot you can disregard...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Usually we don’t like to know the end of the story and when someone blurts out the ending it’s called a “spoiler.” What fun is it to read a “whodunnit” when you already know who did it? But when it comes to the faith, not only should we know the end of the story—we must never forget it and must base our very lives on it. As we look about the world...


ISIS is an incomprehensible enemy...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
ISIS is trans-national. It is not only drawing young Muslim men from Western Europe, it can very easily recruit them to the cause from within their own countries. Cells loyal to ISIS can exist in every country around the world. Wherever there are Muslims there could be radicalized Muslims. Indeed...


California forces Catholic universities to provide abortion coverage, could lose federal funding...


Meet the heroic sisters that the New York Times failed to mention...
Tom Hoopes
When Nicholas Kristof praised religious sisters recently, he missed a whole category of great nuns – those whose fidelity to the Church is a part of their witness of strength to the world. Don’t get me wrong. It is a good thing when a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist praises nuns. Kristof has done that good thing several times now...


Last night a Jehovah's Witness came to my door. Here's what I told him...
Shaun McAfee
My family lives in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s not unusual in the summer months to have, at least weekly, a solicitor at our doors. Once storm season in underway or finished, businesses enjoy a wide open market for people who need siding repairs, new roofs, gutters, and lawn services. My brilliant wife...


Evidence of absolutely enormous dead stars discovered...


What a beautiful salutation to call upon the Queen of Heaven...
Peter Howard
God’s Redemption began not with an imposition upon an unworthy humanity, but through the free gift of a woman’s fiat that first opened the door of heaven to bring down the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. This is why St. Bernard, and the Church throughout the ages echoing his words, refers to Mary as the “cause of our salvation”...


The liberal environmentalist nobody knew was Catholic...
Joseph Pearce
Few realized when Small is Beautifulwas published that E.F. Schumacher’s economic theories were underpinned by solid religious and philosophical foundations, the fruits of a lifetime of searching. In 1971, two years before the book’s publication, Schumacher had become a Roman Catholic, the final destination of his philosophical journey.


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"Humility is synonymous with greatness", as seen on the face of a little boy thankful for a gag gift...


Neat things you never knew about "A Man For All Seasons"


An open letter to Richard Dawkins...


Pope Francis calls family of U.S. journalist James Foley, Vatican spokesman confirms...


Archbishop Coakley: "I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host"


Social media poses the danger of making us our own paparazzi...

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18 fascinating photos of Meghalaya, the rainiest spot on Earth...


No roughing the Thomist! Referee hand signals for philosophical debate...


John Ratzenberger is Pixar's lucky charm. Here's his role in each of the studio's movies...


Is James Foley a martyr? Here are 16 points to consider...
Pia de Solenni
Martyrdom is not something that happened a long time ago in ancient Rome, or more recently in the founding of the Americas a few hundred years ago. It’s something that’s happening a lot, most – if not all – of the time. Pope Francis is well aware of this, more so than most of us.


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Ramen hacks: 30+ easy ways to upgrade your instant noodles...


Can a Holy Hour count as a date?
John Clark
Yesterday morning, Lisa informed me that she would like me to take her out to breakfast. She explained to me that we “Hadn’t been on a date in a while.” “What do you mean we haven’t been on a date in a while?” I responded in amazement. “We went to Holy Hour just last night!” So began the great discourse of the day. (By the way...


A review of ‘When the Game Stands Tall’
Steven Greydanus
Sports movies love underdogs scrapping their way to the top. When the Game Stands Tall is about what happens when a ridiculously successful team finally stumbles. Not many people openly embrace the famous remark, widely if erroneously ascribed to Vince Lombardi...


The idea that Mary is the Queen of Heaven can be found in the Bible...


Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover...


The Satanists gave back the Host, but we've still got a black mass happening...


What I want is mercy, not sacrilege: The dangers of "routine Communions"
Fr. Tim Finigan
For someone who believes in the grace of the sacrament, it is a great trial to be unable to receive Holy Communion. Unfortunately, receiving Holy Communion now seems to have become a prize to be fought over. The current discussion over the pastoral care of the divorced and remarried focuses on their being permitted to receive Holy Communion...


The first commercial jet to break the sound barrier was not the Concorde. It was an ordinary DC-8...


“Not only divorced from marriage, but divorced from reality”: An essay on the ugliness of divorce...


Satanists return consecrated Host to Archbishop of Oklahoma City...


Did journalists (and clergy) take Robin Williams seriously?
Terry Mattingly
One does not need to leap into religious talk-radio land -- where some people oh-so-compassionately suggested that Williams was possessed by demons -- to recognize that Williams was being quite candid about the presence of evil and temptation in his life. It appeared that he took that very, very seriously. At the same time...


With Cardinal Szoka's death, Detroit and the world have lost a great leader...
Kathy Schiffer
It has been my pleasure to work with Cardinal Szoka on a number of occasions. A stalwart defender of the faith, he is nonetheless a quiet, humble man. During my years planning conferences and pilgrimages for Legatus, Cardinal Szoka graciously welcomed us to his palace at the Governatorato—the legislative hub of the Vatican City-State.


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