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04/19/2018 11:13 PM
In Every Age, the Risen Lord Confronts the Devil and All His Pomps
By Fr. George Rutler | While it is easy to identify bold personalities that enjoy a good fight, and others that shrink shyly from any kind of confrontation, psychologists do not find it easy to define the middle type that tries...

04/19/2018 11:01 PM
On Being a Teacher and a Priest
By Father John P. Cush | A great reality check for a priest is being assigned full time to teach high school. Nothing, in my opinion, is as much a great equalizer for a young priest, after all his years of theological education,...

04/19/2018 10:54 PM
An American Catholic Millennial and the Vatican
By Justin McClain | In March 2018, American Catholic speaker, catechist, and fellow Ave Maria Press author Katie Prejean McGrady was one of only three young American Catholics chosen to represent the Catholic youth of the United...

04/19/2018 10:24 PM
Swedish Government Threatens to Close Catholic Schools
By Angelo Stagnaro | Stockholm — Christianity came to Sweden in the person of St. Ansgar (AD 801–865) when he visited Birka in AD 828–829 where he was given permission to build a church. However, the rising alarm and ire...

04/19/2018 10:05 PM
Homeschooling is Bringing Us More Priests
By Patty Knap | There's a new trend that's highlighting the benefits of homeschooling. Young men with a homeschool background are four times more likely to enter seminaries than those educated in Catholic institutions. A new...

04/19/2018 09:58 PM
Confirmation Perfects Your Baptismal Grace
By Sherry Antonetti | My eighth-grade son came to me worrying about whether he gets enough understanding to be confirmed. He’s struggled with finding a confirmation sponsor for fear of making a mistake. I explained, “You will...

04/19/2018 03:53 PM
Michael Ludwig and the Demon
By Thomas L. McDonald | In the Église des Jésuites of Molsheim in Northern France there was curious relic described as late as the 17th century. Within the soaring grandeur of the Gothic...

04/19/2018 11:47 AM
‘Humanae Vitae,’ Then and Now, at The Catholic University of America
By Matthew E. Bunson | The Catholic University of America hosted a symposium April 4-6 marking the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae that reaffirmed the Church’s teaching...

04/19/2018 07:57 AM
Hartford Archdiocese, Knights of Columbus Partner to Aid Islamic State Victims
By CNA/EWTN News | HARTFORD, Conn. — In a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, are fundraising money to aid the religious minorities persecuted by...

04/18/2018 11:01 PM
Solid Analysis of Gaudete et Exsultate, Pre-Synod Document on Young Catholics, and More Great Links!
By Tito Edwards | Solid Analysis of Gaudete et Exsultate - P.J. Smith, Semiduplex+++ The Pre-Synod Document on Young Catholics: Troubling – Steffani Jacobs, Catholic Stand Abandoned by the US, Syrian...

04/18/2018 04:19 PM
The World is in Rebellion and the Church is at the Cross
By Msgr. Charles Pope | During Eastertide we reflect on the afterglow of the resurrection and the first weeks of the Church, bathed in the joy of Pentecost and the evidence of miracles and growth. But in the liturgy, we also...

04/18/2018 04:18 PM
Reel Presence: How Friendship is a Synonym for Salvation
By Scott Hahn | What I know about film can fit comfortably in a single frame. I am neither Siskel nor Ebert, nor even the little robot characters on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” But I know a thing or...

04/18/2018 02:44 PM
Vatican Rejects German Bishops’ Intercommunion Proposal
By Edward Pentin | The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope Francis, has written a letter to German bishops rejecting their proposal to allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion,...

04/18/2018 01:10 PM
Bishop Emeritus Foley of Birmingham Dies at 88
By Joseph Pronechen | BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bishop Emeritus David Edward Foley, the third bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, died peacefully Tuesday evening. With friends gathered around him, the...

04/18/2018 09:22 AM
Recalling Pope Benedict XVI’s Human-Rights Appeal
By Lucia Silecchia | April 18 marks the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Such addresses are distinct, in that they are relatively...

04/18/2018 08:01 AM
Pope: ‘The Cross Is the Badge That Shows Who We Are, Who We Belong To’
By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the Sign of the Cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should...

04/18/2018 07:53 AM
‘Pope’s Choir’ to Embark on First US National Tour
By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Choir, known as the “Pope’s choir,” will head to the United States this summer for an eight-city concert...

04/18/2018 01:56 AM
Alfie Evans’ Father Flies to Rome, Pleads With Pope Francis to Help Save His Son
By Edward Pentin | Tom Evans, the father of toddler Alfie who UK authorities have ruled must have his life support switched off against his parent’s wishes, met with Pope Francis this morning to plead that his son be given...

04/17/2018 11:01 PM
The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname, Iraqi Christians are Still Suffering, and More Links!
By Tito Edwards | April 10, A.D. 1918: The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname – Donald McClarey J.D., The American Catholic After ISIS Beaten, Islamists Stop Iraqi Christians Returning to Their...

04/17/2018 07:54 PM
Marriage Matters: All Living Arrangements Are Not Equal
By Marcia Segelstein | Over the past few decades, our culture has come to accept a broad range of living arrangements for adults and children. Gone are the days when living together without marriage was frowned on. Today...