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Pope’s Sunday Angelus: God is not indifferent to you — he's close and personal


Sneaky ways Costco gets you to spend more money...


Musings on a big Saturday on the Vatican news beat...
John Allen
There’s no such thing as a slow news day in the Pope Francis era, and Saturday brought triumphant proof of the point. Three things happened, all with important Catholic consequences - two initiated by the pontiff himself, and one that came crashing in on him from the outside. Francis named Cardinal-designate Giovanni Becciu, who’s served since 2011 as the “substitute...


In my opinion, the death of ‘cultural Catholicism’ can’t come too soon...


That time we nuked Mississippi...


One and One and One are One - A homily for Trinity Sunday...
Msgr. Charles Pope
On the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity we do well to remember that we are pondering a mystery that cannot fit in our minds. A mystery, though, is not something wholly unknown. In the Christian tradition, the word “mystery” refers to (among other things) something that is partially revealed, something much more of which remains hidden...


The serpents return: Ireland votes by landslide to legalize abortion...


How to switch from Martha to Mary in an instant...
Carrie Gress
At some point in every woman’s life one desires the advice of someone older and wiser; to provide counsel about how to manage each day, negotiate odd predicaments or navigate pitfalls. There is a long Catholic tradition of selecting a saint to guide us through a year. Sometimes we pick the saint, or sometimes it seems like the saint picks us...


13 inconvenient truths about what has been happening in Gaza...


Deacons vesting in dalmatics for concelebrations...


The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by the Juno spacecraft, in 13 photos...


The amazing humanities department that was shut down after too many students converted to Catholicism...


Video: Our Lady of Guadalupe statue reportedly weeping rose-scented tears; Diocese of Las Cruces to investigate...


Wounded warriors head to Lourdes to seek healing and peace...


If someone asked you to prove that God exists, what would you say?
R. Jared Staudt
What would you have to draw upon to answer this question — revelation, science, or philosophy? Revelation gives us knowledge of God as a free gift and does not require us to prove its contents, but to understand them with the help of the Church. Science cannot prove God’s existence, because God is not an object of empirical study that can be measured with earthly means...


BBC survey: The 100 stories that shaped the world...


The unlikely new contestant on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior is a Catholic priest...


Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are ‘more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee’ (paywall)...

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5 references to the Holy Trinity in the Old Testament...
Philip Kosloski
A fundamental tenet of the Christian faith is the belief in a Trinitarian God. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life. God alone can make it known to us by revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” While Christianity didn’t come into existence until the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost...


4 good non-Christian books by Christian authors...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
C.S. Lewis once observed that we don’t need more Christian books, we need more Christian writers. In other words, people of faith who have the gift should write not just worthy books on prayer. They should write novels and children’s stories and cookbooks and travel books, fantasy, fiction, poetry, and drama. His point was that for Christianity to be real it has to be diffused into the culture in a realistic and practical way...


Across the land of St. Patrick, night has fallen...
K.V. Turley
This September, Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland almost exactly 39 years after the first reigning pontiff set foot on Irish soil. The current Holy Father would, however, be visiting a country greatly changed from the one to which his predecessor came. The reception Pope St. John Paul II received was what one would expect from a Catholic nation...


Trinity Sunday: Are you beautiful at Mass?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
At some point we wind up taking a stab at explaining the Trinity to someone. Results vary. Today, to get at the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, let’s use the final prayer at Holy Mass in the venerable, traditional form of the Roman Rite as a crowbar. Here is the Postcommunio of the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity in the 1962MR...


Are there UFOs in religious art? (And more weird questions!)...
Jimmy Akin
In this episode of Catholic Answers Live (May 25, 2018, 2nd hour), Jimmy answers the following questions: Why do we associate good with “up” and down with “bad”? Why do some Medieval religious paintings look like they have spacemen and UFOs in them? Could a priest or the pope bless an entire ocean and make it holy water...


Goodbye Catholic Ireland: Lessons from the abortion referendum...


How to make your own BBQ spice rubs...


Cardinal Arinze: Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace, and “it is Christ who said it”...


Could Pope Francis be shifting his stand on gay influence?
Phil Lawler
No sooner had I spotted one hopeful sign in the Pope’s handling of the Chilean sex-abuse scandal when today’s news brought another. Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Church’s policy barring active homosexuals from seminaries. I know; I know. This concern about homosexual influence contrasts quite sharply with the Holy Father’s reported advice to a gay Chilean abuse victim to “be happy with who you are...


Here’s why Padre Pio’s father went to live in New York...


Pondering Isaiah’s advice to close our Eyes lest we ‘look on evil’...


In closed-door meeting with bishops, Pope Francis reportedly warns against admitting homosexuals to seminary...


Justin Trudeau and the dictatorship of relativism...
George Weigel
You’ve probably never heard of the Waupoos Family Farm. I hadn’t either, until I met some folks involved in it during a recent visit to Ottawa. Their story vividly illustrates the dictatorship of relativism at work. The farm is a vacation site for poor families who can’t afford a holiday together. It’s run by Christians who apply only one criterion to their potential guests: applicants must have an income below Statistics Canada’s poverty line...


‘Solo’ isn't a total waste of time, but...


Working with HSLDA, Google makes education tool suite available to homeschoolers...


Humanae Vitae needs no update, commission chairman says...


Pilgrimage of John XXIII's remains refutes religion's demise...


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