How we got Pope Francis

New biography of Pope Francis discloses how ‘Team Bergoglio’ reformists lobbied cardinals ‘below the radar’ ahead of Vatican Conclave

Vatican foreign minister: stop ISIS

The prelate said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has descended to “levels of barbarism of scarcely imaginable atrociousness."

Havard valedictorian to become Dominican nun

This fall, Mary Anne Marks begins a new life, discerning her future consecrated to Christ as a Catholic religious sister with the Dominican Sisters.


Marriage is not a hobby

Marriage can transform both the culture and the world — if we do it right.

Francis thinks European project has gone wrong

St. John Paul II described the European project as a beacon of civilization,. Francis described the modern European Union as “weary and infertile."

The Body of Christ

The author sees a “bleeding” Host. A miraculous epiphany? A religious Rorschach test? The power of persuasion? All of the above.


The truth about the "Mandate"

The Obama administration, to justify its widely criticized mandate for contraception and sterilization coverage in private health plans, has posted a set of false and misleading claims on the White House blog.


A puppet Mass

At the “weirdest parish in the USA,” a Mass with scary, life-side puppets is meant to entertain kids...

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