Strong Words from a Noted Catholic Journalist

Strong Words from a Noted Catholic Journalist Article by Phil Lawler, Director, Catholic Culture/Editor, Catholic World News Something snapped last Friday, when Pope Francis used the day’s Gospel reading as one more opportunity to promote his own view on divorce and...
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The Four Cardinals and the Encyclical in the Room

The Four Cardinals and the Encyclical in the Room The essential questions remain what they have always been: "what is freedom and what is its relationship to the truth contained in God's law? what is the role of conscience in man's moral development?" By Carl E. Olson...
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How the Search for Truth Led Me from Atheism to Catholicism

How the Search for Truth Led Me from Atheism to Catholicism by Jennifer Fulwiler "Best Conversion Story that I've read in 25 years."  Steve Wood ***** Jennifer Fulwiler is a former atheist who was born and raised with the natural materialist worldview that says, “If...
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Humanae Vitae, Germany, And Amoris Laetitia

Humanae Vitae, Germany, And Amoris Laetitia by John F. Kippley (Editor’s Note: John F. Kippley is the author of Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality [Ignatius]. He is involved in the NFP movement and is available for presentations related to Humanae...
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Why 2017 is Such a Critical Moment

Why 2017 is Such a Critical Moment Will you join me in special prayer this year, the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions? by Msgr. Charles Pope   I have written elsewhere about why I think that 2017 will be a critical year. I believe it will be a year of...
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Q&A: Attending a Same-Sex Wedding?

Q&A: Attending a Same-Sex Wedding? by Father Jeff Kirby Q. My husband has a sibling who is getting married to a same-sex partner. They have been together for years. Given our religious beliefs, are we able to attend the ceremony? (Greenville, SC) A. This is one of...
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Some Catholics are ‘Unnerved’ by Current Events in the Church, says Cardinal Pell

Some Catholics are 'Unnerved' by Current Events in the Church, says Cardinal Pell by Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law Cardinal George Pell has said that “a number of regularly worshipping...
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Should a Statue of Martin Luther Be Given a Place of Honor in the Vatican?

Should a Statue of Martin Luther Be Given a Place of Honor in the Vatican? by Steve Wood What was Martin Luther really like? What were his thoughts about the Catholic Church once his so-called Reformation got underway? Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart...
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Evolution Just Got Harder to Defend

Photo: Stromatolites – Shark Bay World Heritage Area By Eric Metaxas There’s an old story about a chemist, a physicist, and an economist stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but a can of soup. Puzzling over how to open the can, the chemist says, “Let’s heat...
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Comfort Catholicism Has to Go; It is Time to Prepare for Persecution

Comfort Catholicism Has to Go; It is Time to Prepare for Persecution By Msgr. Charles Pope We are at war for our own souls and the souls of people we love. We are at war for the soul of this culture and nation. And like any soldier, we must train to fight well. There...
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The Existence of God

The Existence of God by Robert Herman BS, AM, MD Scientists have postulated that life on this planet began in a “primordal soup”, a pond or sheltered bay that was teaming with thousands of chemicals.  Over millions or billions of years, as these chemicals interacted,...
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What the Church Teaches about the Papal Office

What the Church Teaches about the Papal Office by Father Christopher Smith, STD/PhD As Catholics, we have a great love for the Pope. But it is important to know what the Church actually teaches about the papal office. Occasionally I come across people who think that...
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Timeless Catholic Truth from St. Pope John Paul II

Timeless Catholic Truth from St. John Paul II: Communion for Divorced Persons Who Have Civilly Remarried? Familiaris Consortio – Section 84 “…Finally, there are those who have entered into a second union for the sake of the children's upbringing, and who are sometimes...
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Scary Story about the Power of the Rosary

This is a powerful but disturbing story regarding the power of the Rosary.  It regards notorious Florida serial killer Ted Bundy.  Some people are so far lost in sin they become dominated by evil, but Our Lord, through Our Lady, has power over them: At 3: 00 am on...
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A Tale of Two Churches

A Tale of Two Churches by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his only-begotten Son, did not...
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St. Thomas More: A Father for All Seasons

St. Thomas More: A Father for All Seasons by Steve Wood You and I have only one chance to be a good Catholic father. We have to do it right the first time because the fruits of our fatherhood, for better or worse, will be felt for generations. What could be more...
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Devout Catholic Fathers: Remember More’s Monkey!

Devout Catholic Fathers: Remember More's Monkey! by Steve Wood St. Thomas More considered the priesthood earlier in life, but he knew his vocation was that of a husband and father. Joy, music, and laughter filled More's deeply spiritual household. Thomas More was...
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Saint Thomas More: Patron of Catholic Home Educators

Saint Thomas More: Patron of Catholic Home Educators by Steve Wood The chief purpose of marriage is the procreation and education of children. Too many Catholic dads dump the entire responsibility for teaching their children onto the shoulders of their wives or...
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St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker by Steve Wood In 1955 the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker was created by Pope Pius XII to counter the influence of the communist’s May Day celebrations. Some think that with the fall of the Berlin Wall communism is no longer a threat to free...
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Handing on the Faith

Handing on the Faith by Mark Shea In our family, we have a tradition. Every evening, my wife and I (sometimes one of us, sometimes both) go into the children's bedrooms, make the sign of the cross on our kids' foreheads and bless them in the name of the Father, the...
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Indifferentism- Who Cares?

Indifferentism - Who Cares? by Jim Burnham These are all familiar expressions of religious indifferentism: the notion that all religions are equally valid. Indifferentism is particularly strong in America, with our long tradition of rugged individualism that claims...
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The Bible ALONE?

The Bible ALONE? by Mark Shea Do you understand what you are reading?" asked Philip. "How can I" said the Ethiopian, "unless someone explains it to me?" (Acts 8:30-31). Many lay Catholics are getting interested in studying their faith. And for a large percentage of...
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