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Canonization cause advances for Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba, married couple killed in Rwandan genocide...

The diocesan inquiry into the lives of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba concluded last week. If canonized, the couple will become the first Rwandan saints. The couple is known for their humanitarian efforts and their work with the Emmanuel Community, which is promoting their story. Cyprien studied at a Catholic seminary as a young man. However, he was scandalized by some of the behavior of the seminarians there and discouraged by encountering anti-Catholic philosophers...

The Baltimore Ravens’ record-setting kicker Justin Tucker is a devout Catholic. Listen to him sing Schubert’s Ave Maria... ...

NFL player Justin Tucker set an amazing record on Sun., Sept. 26. The 31-year-old Baltimore Ravens player set the NFL record for kicking the longest fieldgoal ever – 66 yards! Did you know he is also a devout Catholic and an opera singer? The talented professional athlete makes the Sign of the Cross before every kick to “give glory” to God and “say ‘thanks’ for the opportunity.”

‘Let down your nets!’ — In 2001, John Paul II spelled out this 5-step plan for our times.....

“Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Those words of Jesus Christ were also favorites of St. John Paul II, and 20 years ago, he got very practical about what they should mean for us in our time. He gave a very specific plan for the years that would follow the year 2000, and promised it would bring the same result as it did for Simon: “When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish.”

After decades of going against the tide, San Marino (nominally 97% Catholic) votes overwhelmingly to legalize abortion...

The Republic of San Marino voted Sunday to legalize abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. The referendum vote on Sept. 26 ended the country’s ban on abortion, which had been in place since 1865. More than 77% of voters approved the motion to allow abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy...

What proponents of bodily autonomy miss...

The discussion surrounding surrogacy is a fraught one. With all that is wrong in the world, one might wonder why we should take issue with distressed people using science and mutually beneficial market arrangements to orchestrate a goal as human and wholesome as parenthood. Buttressing this position, Ella Whelan argues...

Cardinal Burke Provides Update on His Recovery From COVID-19...

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke updated his followers on his recovery from COVID-19 and thanked them for their prayers in a letter published late Sunday evening, saying it will be “several more weeks” until he will be ready to return to his normal activities.

Will souls in Hell receive resurrected bodies too?

While the Church often highlights the glorious resurrection of the body for those in Heaven, we sometimes forget what will happen to any who choose to go to Hell. They too will receive a resurrected body, but not in the same way as those in Heaven. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this teaching...

Spin cycles surround Cardinal Parolin’s “correction” of Pope Francis...

A few days ago, I and some other journos were engaging in some shoptalk when a veteran reporter, who’s not a Vatican specialist, posed a “food for thought” question. Could any of us think of any global leader in recent memory, outside a totalitarian regime, who’s received such consistently adoring press coverage as Pope Francis? None of us could...

Rome’s great, savage divide will be played out again tonight...

There is a genuine laceration in the Vatican just like all of Rome, unyielding and savage, where “nuance” never applies. Especially for those who hail from Rome itself, it grips everyone from cardinals to street sweepers. I’m talking about the chasm between Laziali and Romanisti, meaning fans of the two great professional soccer teams in the city of Rome...

How artificial intelligence “completed” Beethoven’s unfinished Tenth Symphony...

When Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his Tenth Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn’t able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical sketches.