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The unborn Savior comes to meet the unborn...

It should not have surprised us. But it did. The timing, that is — or more particularly, the day on which the announcement came, when Roe v. Wade was no more. Eventually, when the news did come, it was a poignant moment. The rumor mill had been working overtime for weeks. A leaked draft purporting to be the text of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) pronouncement in the case of Dobbs v...

Jesus Christ Is the Center of History, and the Source of Our Freedom...

Today’s the feast of St. Zoe of Rome, a third-century noblewoman whose husband maintained the Roman jail in which was imprisoned St. Sebastian, a prophet who would become a martyr. Zoe couldn’t speak; she apparently suffered an illness that left her unable to talk for more than six years — until Sebastian, the holy prisoner overseen by her husband...

In New Interview, Pope Francis Denies Resignation Plans, Responds to Communion Question, Says Abortion Is Like ‘Hiring a Hit Man’...

Pope Francis condemned abortion in new comments about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. When asked whether a Catholic politician who supports the right to choose abortion can receive the sacrament of Communion, he warned of bishops losing their “pastoral nature.” Speaking to Reuters over the weekend...

Pope’s Sunday Angelus: Evangelization Is Not ‘Personal Activism’ but a Witness of Love...

Pope Francis said Sunday that evangelization should not be seen as “personal activism,” but a witness of love in relationship with others. In his Angelus address on July 3, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to others? “Do we do it with a fraternal spirit and style or in the manner of the world with prominence...

7 practical principles for proclaiming the Kingdom of God...

In the Gospel today, Jesus gives a number of practical principles for those who would proclaim the Kingdom. Let’s look at each of them in turn. First, there is an abundant harvest, but there are few willing to work at it. Consider the harvest in our own day. Look at the whole human race and think about how many don’t yet know the Lord...

Our Lord sends us out two by two (like friends, or spouses). But He is not naïve — He knows He is sending us out like lambs among wolves...

In last week’s Sunday Gospel, Jesus said “Follow me.” This week, the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time he says “Head out.” Last week, disciples explained why they can’t come with him just yet. This week, they return to him rejoicing at what they accomplished. The Gospel story of the mission of the 72 gives us a step by step lesson in how to go from weak excuses to boasting in the name of the Lord...

“What is truth?” — 10 Catholic responses to pro-choice objections...

Truth has been eclipsed in our culture — this much should be obvious. We no longer accept even the most basic aspects of reality and refuse to affirm that we can even know them at all. Life, the most basic tenet of reality itself, has become a flashpoint in our flight from reality. In opposing the specious arguments of the pro-choice movement...

Here’s a phenomenal visualization of the 1527 Sack of Rome, a momentous event in Catholic history...

Nearly 500 years ago Rome experienced one of the most brutal sacks since that of the 5th century siege of Rome the Visigoths. It was brutal, chaotic, and memorable - still today the event remains a mainstay in Italian history, popular culture and historical intrigue...

Solidarity HealthShare under fire for unpaid bills, unmet regulations...

The Fourth of July has always held a special place in my heart. Spending more than half of my life in the UK, it was always a day I took a certain grim satisfaction celebrating “in exile,” so to speak. When I worked in Parliament, I would treat myself to a box of PG Tips and spend a few minutes standing on the terrace of the Palace of Westminster...

Solidarity, liturgy, and your Weekend Update...

The Fourth of July has always held a special place in my heart. Spending more than half of my life in the UK, it was always a day I took a certain grim satisfaction celebrating “in exile,” so to speak. When I worked in Parliament, I would treat myself to a box of PG Tips and spend a few minutes standing on the terrace of the Palace of Westminster...