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‘We're in a very different time now’: Montreal officials oust crucifix from City Hall...

Montreal’s City Hall doesn’t need Christ, officials have said. A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back, local sources have reported. City councilor Laurence Lavigne-Lalonde made the announcement at an executive council meeting this week...

Priest stabbed during Mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal...

The rector at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal was stabbed as he said Mass in the church on Friday morning. The 8:30 a.m. Mass was being broadcast on a Catholic television network. Footage from the mass showed a man dressed in dark clothing and wearing a white baseball cap walking toward the altar, where Father Claude Grou was saying Mass...

A rock and roll journalist opens her ears to God...

Dawn Eden Goldstein’s latest book, Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock and Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God (Catholic Answers, 2019), chronicles her spiritual journey from a Jewish upbringing to Protestantism, and then to the Catholic Church, where she found healing and happiness. In 2016, she was the first woman to earn a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of St...

Small hole in the ground leads to mysterious English cavern with possible ties to Crusades...

Hidden within a small wooded area on a privately owned Shropshire, England. farm lies a small hole in the ground. Only large enough for a grown man to enter on his hands and knees, the hole is easy to miss, but it leads to a cavernous chamber carved into rock...

How Jane Austen played baseball...

Never mind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, not to mention tales of Jane Austen as an espionage agent during the Napoleonic Wars or a Miss Marple avant la lettre. Why traffic in such fantasies when, without stretching the truth at all, we can marvel at Austen’s mention of baseball! It occurs in Northanger Abbey, where Austen says of her protagonist...

St. John Paul II’s Record of Combating Abuse Is Defended by His Longtime Secretary

By Catholic News Agency | KRAKOW, Poland — Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a personal friend and close collaborator of St. John Paul II, this week defended the Polish pope’s record on the abuse crisis,...

Catholics Should Be Wary of ‘Elite’ Colleges

By Patrick Reilly | Lately we’ve been hearing about a college admissions scandal and FBI raids of parents’ homes. But Catholic families may be being cheated by an even bigger fraud. The news is abuzz about indicted celebrities...

One Look Can Spark Great Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

By Fr. Stanley Smolenski | The doleful eyes looking at the viewer from the miraculous painting of Our Lady of Sorrows in Quito, Ecuador, are unforgettable. She holds her son’s crown of thorns...

US Catholics’ Awareness of Christian Persecution Is Increasing

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16% increase from a year ago, according to a new survey commissioned...

Science Builds on Faith: STEM Studies Grow From Catholic Roots

By Elisabeth Deffner | “Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason.” So says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (159). And so says Benedictine...