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The Church's silent witness can cut through the rocks of politics, culture...

Two things happened in Italy over the weekend, one of which was big, loud and widely covered, the other small and essentially unnoticed. Taken together, they illustrate something about the Church’s silent political and cultural impact, as opposed to its noisy public advocacy. We’re not talking here about bishops’ statements...

Cardinal Sarah endorses the “Notes” of Benedict XVI, “Martyr for the Truth”...

Cardinal Robert Sarah took everyone by surprise on the evening of May 14 in Rome, in the auditorium of the cultural center of the church of St. Louis of the French, when everyone was expecting him to present his latest book, entitled “Le soir approche et déjà le jour baisse,” on the Church’s crisis of faith and the decline of the West...

Our ‘American Apple Pie Religion‘ is a blend of Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney and Dale Carnegie...

I am in the middle of writing my next book. It was going to be called The Way of the Warrior Priest but the working title now is Immortal Combat – Everyday Evil and the Only Solution. As part of this process I am being drawn to meditate increasingly on the reality of evil and how, at the root of it all, are lies. Lies, lies, lies...

Why people don’t want pro-life women in the abortion debate...

New pro-life laws in Georgia and Alabama have elicited predictable responses from pro-abortion activists. Framing the pro-life argument as an attack on women, Alyssa Milano suggested a sex strike, while Linda Sarsour was quick to blame white women for supporting the patriarchy. With the left’s sacrament of the left under fire...

Why your Marian devotion might need a kickstart.....

Marian devotion has not come easily to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried: Years of praying the rosary daily Several consecrations Consistent small devotions But, “True” devotion has eluded me for any consistent period of time. The sort of devotion that does all “in Mary, by Mary, for Mary and with Mary.” It’s tempting to dismiss this inconsistency by blaming my fragile human nature and just assuming that I’m always going to struggle...

Cardinal Sarah Praises Benedict’s ‘Notes’ on Abuse Crisis

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Robert Sarah has praised Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s recent “notes” on the clergy sexual abuse crisis, saying they have “proved to be a true source of light in the night of faith that...

As ‘Nones’ Rise in Numbers, Catholic Church Faces Evangelization Challenge

By Peter Jesserer Smith | The decisive break with his Catholic faith — and religion entirely — came about one Good Friday for Colin J. Mason with little Hollywood drama — in fact, the moment he...

California Confession Bill Amended, But Still Would Require Priests to Violate Seal

By JD Flynn/CNA | SACRAMENTO - California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An amended text of the bill...

Mommy Has Two Hearts

By John Grondelski | Heather, who has “two mommies,” came home from school the other day, seeming a bit confused. The little girl, who likes to think, sat up in her room for a while before coming downstairs to talk to one of her...

We Will Miss You, Tim Conway

By Angelo Stagnaro | “I spend a lot of time thinking of the Hereafter. Each time I enter a room, I wonder what I'm here after.” ―Tim Conway   Tim Conway ― the “funniest man in the world” — died May 14, 2019, at the age of...