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This Sunday, the miracle God keeps doing every day...

This Sunday, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear the “live-action version” of Jesus’s parables when he performs a miracle so significant that all four of the Gospel writers, including … more

The Vatican should not allow itself to be played by the communist Chinese...

In October 1997, as Pope John Paul II prepared for a historic visit to Fidel Castro’s Cuba, a once devoutly Catholic country that communists had subjected to a nasty war on religion, Vatican aides … more

The mysterious life of birds who never come down...

I found a dead common swift once, a husk of a bird under a bridge over the River Thames, where sunlight from the water cast bright scribbles on the arches above. I picked it up, held it in my palm, … more

Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop Gómez: Catholic schools are worth saving...

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court corrected an historic injustice, rooted in anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry, that, for more than 100 years, has denied students in religious schools … more

The race to be the next pope: New book details some possible candidates...

The speculation over who will be the next pope is often a preoccupation of the Italian press. Newspapers up and down the peninsula love to handicap the race for the cardinal who is thought to be the … more

Loyola University Maryland renaming dorm that honored Flannery O’Connor...

The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O'Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of her personal writings reflected a racist perspective.” … more

On textbooks, the academic process, and things that last...

It was a dark and stormy night (but only in my mind). I was suddenly thirty years younger and working on a textbook project to be printed on demand from a PDF file for seventh grade reading, at the … more

The mission of prayer is at the heart of hope...

One of the most powerful places in our nation’s capital has very little to do with government, or lobbyists, or military, or any kind of worldly power. I say “very little” because all of the … more

Chinese infiltration of Vatican computer networks was no surprise, says a priest who was one of their targets...

Reports that Chinese hackers had infiltrated the computer networks of the Vatican, the diocese of Hong Kong, and those of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) in Milan over the past … more

As China tightens screws on religious believers, authorities make first arrests for ‘inciting secession’ under Hong Kong’s new security law...

Yesterday, four students from the pro-independence group Studentlocalism were arrested on charges of inciting secession. They are the first politically motivated arrests under Beijing's new security … more

A visit with Blessed Solanus Casey...

In Huntington, Indiana, on 30 superbly landscaped acres, one can walk in the footsteps of Blessed Solanus Casey. This is where Solanus spent the last 10 years of his life as the doorkeeper (porter) … more

The chaos of 2020 has spawned an epidemic of conspiracy theories.....

Why the sudden surge of conspiracy theories? It’s part of the curse of relativism. Relativism says there is no such thing as truth or if there is you can’t know it and state it clearly. The … more

Video: Did you know lava could move this fast? Neither did we.....

Filmed during Kilauea’s eruption in 2018... more

Are you weary of chatter about politics, pandemic and civil unrest? Then lift up your hearts, and listen to these young Catholics in the Colorado Rockies talk about prayer.....

This summer Fr. Michael-Joseph of St. Thérèse and Deacon Br. Pier Giorgio of Christ the King spent some time in Estes Park, Colorado ministering to the college students attending FOCUS Summer … more

Free speech prevails at Princeton...

This is a time of testing for our nation. We were already in the midst of dealing with a pandemic, trying to protect public health while respecting basic constitutional liberties, when the killing of … more

China accused of hacking Vatican computer network ahead of negotiations...

State-sponsored hackers have reportedly targeted Vatican computer networks in an attempt to give China an advantage in negotiations to renew a provisional deal with the Holy See. A report, released … more

What is the hidden treasure buried in the field?

In Sunday’s Gospel we are told of a man who finds a hidden treasure buried in a field and that he goes and sells all he has to buy the filed in order to have that treasure. Why is it hidden and … more

The word “predestination” is found in the Bible — but does it mean what modern people tend to think it means?

In the last 2,000 years, a lot of theological baggage has developed around the idea of predestination as theologians have discussed it. Today, people associate the idea of predestination with being … more

Nantes cathedral fire: Altar server charged with arson...

A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday. The 39-year-old Rwandan refugee — who had been detained and released by the police … more

Angels are real and among us, and we can detect their activity, even though we may never see them with our eyes.....

The belief in the presence of mysterious spiritual beings is common to many religions of the world, including Christianity. For Catholics, belief in angels is a truth of faith, something revealed by … more
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