September 19, 2014 10:37 AM The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed By Phil Lawler
“Now let’s make two things clear,” President Barack Obama said in his televised address to the American people on September 10. First, he said, “ISIL [the Islamic State] is not Islamic.” But that’s...
September 18, 2014 5:10 PM Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Long ago and far away (I mean the mid-1970s in North Carolina), I wrote a book. Trained as an historian but always more interested in evangelization, I decided to do a sort of popular survey of history from creation to the end of the...
September 23, 2014 On annulments, the process is not the problem By Phil Lawler
Canon-law expert Edward Peters makes a compelling argument that while there may be serious problems regarding annulments, the canonical process is not the problem. Peters observes that Catholics are unhappy about annulments for two...
September 19, 2014 Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War
It seems appropriate to write about war today. Pope Francis reminded us of the sheer indifference at the heart of war when he spoke last Saturday at an Italian cemetery: The Shadow of Cain Looms over History from 1914 to the...
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Ordinary Time: September 23rd
Padre Pio was born in 1887 in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina. He joined the Capuchin Friars at the age of sixteen and was ordained a priest seven years later. For fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotundo he was a... More
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September 14, 2014 The Week in the Shadow of the Exalted Cross By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Beginning with Sunday, this week unfolds a mosaic of feast days that all relate to the cross of Christ and refer back to Sunday's feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Sunday, or the "Lord's day" is the...
September 22, 2014 The Mystery of Music, Part II By Thomas Van
Speak, you who are older, for it is fitting that you should, but with accurate knowledge, and do not interrupt the music. —Sirach 32:3 The task Labat sets about in The Song That I Am (see The Mystery of Music, Part I) is to...