Pope Francis; we overdramatize our lives

In the West, that is, we neither prepare to confront dark times or see how much more difficult other Christians’ lives are in our day.

Vatican recommends “UN framework” to fight terrorism

The U.N.'s framework provides the "only viable way" of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism "which knows no borders."

Newman’s Bones

The story of Newman’s remains in the wake of his cause for sainthood - and what it means about him.


What Kasper forgot

Misunderstanding— and plain ignorance—about canon law, annulments, and tribunal work is common among Catholics and pervasive among non-Catholics.

We are all Nazarenes now

An interview with a Vermont priest who has started a program via Aid to the Church in Need to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Paul Ryan on "The Way Forward”

The chairman of the House Budget Committee discusses his new book, and how his faith influences his approach to public policy.


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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