China to pope: don’t interfere

China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue, with some officials quick to warn the Vatican not to “interfere.”

NH bishop: beheading "unspeakable evil”

Bishop Libasci said prayers for Foley must accompany “a sorrowful mother, a grieving father, a deeply pained family and countless friends.”

Chaput: Demography is destiny

The Church in the U.S. should not and cannot ignore the ever-increasing Latino population, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Saturday.


Give war a chance

Pacifists are not prominent among voice commenting on the slaughter of Christians by ISIS, whereas Christian thinkers offer bracing moral clarity.

Villa Lobos as sacred composer

He started out as a hyper enfant terrible, but Heitor Villa-Lobos became a serious composer of modern sacred music in his later years.

Atheist absurdities

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not from it.


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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