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What does it look like to ‘fight in the shade?’ It looks like Jesus on the Cross, loving until it kills him...
12/01/2022
When Darkness Surrounds Us, We Will Fight in the Shade

What does it look like to ‘fight in the shade?’ It looks like Jesus on the Cross, loving until it kills him...

What does it look like to ‘fight in the shade?’ It looks like Jesus on the Cross, loving until it kills him.

St. Andrew was one of the two initial disciples of John the Baptist who encountered Jesus at the beginning of John’s Gos...
11/30/2022
St. Andrew the Apostle: 10 Things to Know and Share

St. Andrew was one of the two initial disciples of John the Baptist who encountered Jesus at the beginning of John’s Gospel....

St. Andrew was one of the two initial disciples of John the Baptist who encountered Jesus at the beginning of John’s Gospel.

The interview revealed Pope Francis channeling his inner John Paul on bishops and the Marian profile of the Church, but ...
11/30/2022
Five Takeaways From Pope Francis’ Latest Interview

The interview revealed Pope Francis channeling his inner John Paul on bishops and the Marian profile of the Church, but a great distance from the diplomatic skill of the pope who expertly dealt with tyrants...

COMMENTARY: The interview with ‘America’ revealed the Holy Father channeling his inner John Paul on bishops and the Church’s Marian profile, but not with respect to the late pope’s diplomatic skills.

With the passing of actor Clarence Gilyard, read this great interview that Edward Pentin did discussing his faith... htt...
11/30/2022
TV Faith

With the passing of actor Clarence Gilyard, read this great interview that Edward Pentin did discussing his faith...
https://www.ncregister.com/interview/tv-faith

Clarence Gilyard is known to television viewers as Ranger Jimmy Trivette in the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Now Gilyard has taken on a different role: to bring the faith to his colleagues in the entertainment business.

St. Andrew was arrested by Aegeas the proconsul, and first of all imprisoned, then severely scourged, and lastly hung up...
11/30/2022
This Feast of St. Andrew, Start an Advent Tradition of Prayer

St. Andrew was arrested by Aegeas the proconsul, and first of all imprisoned, then severely scourged, and lastly hung upon a cross....

St. Andrew was arrested by Aegeas the proconsul, and first of all imprisoned, then severely scourged, and lastly hung upon a cross

‘For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.’ —Franz W...
11/30/2022
Why Émile Zola Was So Frightened of Our Lady of Lourdes

‘For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.’
—Franz Werfel, ‘The Song of Bernadette’

‘For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.’ ― Franz Werfel, ‘The Song of Bernadette’

“The Catholic Church will always uphold the unique meaning of marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union of one man and one...
11/30/2022
Senate Passes ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ Bill, Sending it Back to the House

“The Catholic Church will always uphold the unique meaning of marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union of one man and one woman…”
—Cardinal Dolan

The RFMA represents one of the first legislative responses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in June.

“We are on the wrong path when it comes to the lives of our kids and social media, and we need to do everything we can t...
11/30/2022
Teens and Tech: Lawmakers’ Attention Required

“We are on the wrong path when it comes to the lives of our kids and social media, and we need to do everything we can to rescue them from these problems that we have allowed to fester.."

Family advocates recommend legislative action to combat online harms.

The ‘Virgin of the Golden Heart’ appeared to a group of five young people in Beauraing, Belgium, in 1932-1933...
11/30/2022
The “Golden Heart” Apparition of Our Lady of Beauraing

The ‘Virgin of the Golden Heart’ appeared to a group of five young people in Beauraing, Belgium, in 1932-1933...

Our Blessed Mother has so many titles that for a long time, I failed to realize that a favorite prayer I use in our missal, “Prayer to Our Lady of Beauraing,”...

The synodal path is merely a symptom of a bigger problem: The Church is dealing with de facto atheists who believe in se...
11/29/2022
Germany’s Synodal Way Takes a Boring Route

The synodal path is merely a symptom of a bigger problem: The Church is dealing with de facto atheists who believe in secular modernity more than they believe in the Christ of the Church...

COMMENTARY: The synodal path is merely a symptom of a bigger problem: The Church is dealing with de facto atheists who believe in secular modernity more than they believe in the Christ of the Church.

When honest people see how the Church is taking responsibility for this monstrosity, they understand that the Church is ...
11/29/2022
Pope Francis: Benedict XVI Was ‘Leader’ in Responding to Sexual Abuse

When honest people see how the Church is taking responsibility for this monstrosity, they understand that the Church is one thing, while the abusers who are being punished by the Church are another. The leader in taking these decisions was Benedict XVI.”

A Nov. 22 interview included the latest defense by the Holy Father of his predecessor.

Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School is one of 22 U.S. Catholic grade schools and high schools named “Blue Ribbon Scho...
11/29/2022
Faith and Fundamentals Are Key to ‘Blue Ribbon’ Catholic Schools

Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School is one of 22 U.S. Catholic grade schools and high schools named “Blue Ribbon Schools” in September by the U.S. Department of Education for their outstanding academic performance....

Awarded for academic performance, they teach learners at all levels, educators say.

In the ad, young children — appearing to be no older than 6 years old — hold stuffed teddy bears that are dressed in lea...
11/29/2022
Balenciaga Apologizes Amid Outcry Over Ad Campaign Featuring Sexualized Children

In the ad, young children — appearing to be no older than 6 years old — hold stuffed teddy bears that are dressed in leather bo***ge gear, including fishnet tights and chains used in B**M..

The images went viral on social media, provoking public outrage over other disturbing elements in the photographic ad series. The Spanish-based fashion brand has since removed all traces of the ad campaign and deleted or hidden all of its Instagram posts.

Forty-two American dioceses and their bishops currently participate...
11/29/2022
Returns for ‘Giving Tuesday’

Forty-two American dioceses and their bishops currently participate...

Forty-two American dioceses and their bishops currently participate.

James was known for his missionary collaboration with St. John of Capistrano and his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus....
11/29/2022
St. James of the Marches, Pray For Us!

James was known for his missionary collaboration with St. John of Capistrano and his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus...

James was known for his missionary collaboration with St. John of Capistrano and his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.

“Dialogue is the way of the best diplomacy... With China I have opted for the way of dialogue. It is slow, it has its fa...
11/29/2022
Pope Francis Says Dialogue ‘Slow,’ But Only Way Forward With China

“Dialogue is the way of the best diplomacy... With China I have opted for the way of dialogue. It is slow, it has its failures, it has its successes, but I cannot find another way.”

The Pope spoke about the Vatican-China deal with the Catholic magazine on Nov. 22, two days before the Nov. 24 installation ceremony of Bishop John Peng Weizhao.

Our baptism into Christ’s passion and death purifies our political passions and saves us from deadly idolatry...
11/29/2022
Water Is Thicker Than Blood

Our baptism into Christ’s passion and death purifies our political passions and saves us from deadly idolatry...

COMMENTARY: Our baptism into Christ’s passion and death purifies our political passions and saves us from deadly idolatry

The agreement between China and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops is not at risk — for now...
11/29/2022
Analysis: Is the Vatican’s Deal with China at Stake?

The agreement between China and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops is not at risk — for now...

It is not the first time the Holy See has made agreements with governments. A similar thing happened in 1956 with communist Hungary, for example.

“Let us not dissolve the power of the bishop by reducing it to the power of the bishops’ conference.”
11/28/2022
Pope Francis: ‘Jesus Did Not Create Bishops’ Conferences’

“Let us not dissolve the power of the bishop by reducing it to the power of the bishops’ conference.”

The conversation with the Jesuit publication covered a wide range of topics, including the role of bishops, racism, polarization, sexual abuse, the Vatican-China deal, and whether he has any regrets from his time as Pope.

Cardinal Baawobr was known in Ghana for his charity and for his care for people with mental disabilities in a country wh...
11/28/2022
New Cardinal From Ghana With Heart Problems Dies at 63

Cardinal Baawobr was known in Ghana for his charity and for his care for people with mental disabilities in a country where the stigmatization of mental illness is still high...

Cardinal Baawobr was known in Ghana for his charity and for his care for people with mental disabilities in a country where the stigmatization of mental illness is still high.

Our comrades-in-arms from different faith traditions have a lot to offer the US in the battle to promote the common good...
11/28/2022
Tradition, Reform and Conservative Revival

Our comrades-in-arms from different faith traditions have a lot to offer the US in the battle to promote the common good....

COMMENTARY: Our comrades-in-arms from different faith traditions have a lot to offer the US in the battle to promote the common good.

With all the demands of the season — the shopping, the shipping, the baking, the decorating, the entertaining — it’s all...
11/28/2022
6 Ways to Keep Your Advent Holy

With all the demands of the season — the shopping, the shipping, the baking, the decorating, the entertaining — it’s all too easy to take our eyes off Jesus, the reason for the season...

COMMENTARY: Timely tips to keep you and your family on track liturgically.

So, the Eucharist, really, is the center of our life. The Eucharist is our life. We have to celebrate the Eucharist, wit...
11/28/2022
Cardinal Robert Sarah Pens A Guide to the Spiritual Life

So, the Eucharist, really, is the center of our life. The Eucharist is our life. We have to celebrate the Eucharist, with faith, with sacredness, with love, and total confidence in Jesus Christ who gives himself to us...
--Cardinal Sarah

His latest book, ‘Catechism of the Spiritual Life’ reflects on the basics of life in relationship with Christ and his Church, religious liberty, the sacraments and spiritual battle.

“Abortion is now legal in Michigan at an unprecedented level, and millions of lives are at stake. We must pray and ask G...
11/28/2022
Detroit Bishop Calls for Penitential Advent After Passage of Michigan Abortion Initiative

“Abortion is now legal in Michigan at an unprecedented level, and millions of lives are at stake. We must pray and ask God for his mercy upon us for allowing this evil to happen in our state...."

Archbishop Vignernon calls on Michigan Catholics to spend the first two weeks of Advent doing penance following the passage of a constitutional amendment to allow abortion on demand.

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What does it look like to ‘fight in the shade?’ It looks like Jesus on the Cross, loving until it kills him...
Pray for those suffering especially during this holy season.
St. Andrew was one of the two initial disciples of John the Baptist who encountered Jesus at the beginning of John’s Gospel....
Paul Linton said pro-lifers need to reckon with the lingering effects of 50 years of abortion on demand, which led to a vast change in thinking in the American populace.
The interview revealed Pope Francis channeling his inner John Paul on bishops and the Marian profile of the Church, but a great distance from the diplomatic skill of the pope who expertly dealt with tyrants...
With the passing of actor Clarence Gilyard, read this great interview that Edward Pentin did discussing his faith...
https://www.ncregister.com/interview/tv-faith
The 63-year-old Jesuit priest began his term as prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in January 2020....
St. Andrew was arrested by Aegeas the proconsul, and first of all imprisoned, then severely scourged, and lastly hung upon a cross....
An already challenging occupation has become even more arduous, since the murder of George Floyd Jr. provoked a nationwide torrent of hostility against police officers.
Matteo Preti’s painting is a crossroads between earth and heaven...
‘For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.’
—Franz Werfel, ‘The Song of Bernadette’
“The Catholic Church will always uphold the unique meaning of marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union of one man and one woman…”
—Cardinal Dolan
This song with roots in Ukraine has become a classic song for Advent and Christmas in the United States....
“We are on the wrong path when it comes to the lives of our kids and social media, and we need to do everything we can to rescue them from these problems that we have allowed to fester.."
The ‘Virgin of the Golden Heart’ appeared to a group of five young people in Beauraing, Belgium, in 1932-1933...
The synodal path is merely a symptom of a bigger problem: The Church is dealing with de facto atheists who believe in secular modernity more than they believe in the Christ of the Church...
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