October 30, 2014 5:38 PM Contentious Spirits, Beware! By Dr. Jeff Mirus
For many years, as a much younger man, I far too frequently interpreted my tendency to criticize and complain about others as evidence of my great zeal for the truth. I am well aware of the huge shock this admission will produce in those...
October 23, 2014 3:53 PM The Pope is not the problem By Phil Lawler
Thoroughly rattled by the stories that emerged from the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, many faithful Catholics are now worried that Pope Francis is leading the Church in a dangerous direction—and perhaps even doing so...
October 29, 2014 And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs By Phil Lawler
In Time magazine (of all places), Elizabeth Dias scolds the many media outlets that gave top billing to the statement by Pope Francis that the theory of scientific evolution is compatible with Christianity. That might have been news 65...
October 28, 2014 Francis the Man, Francis the Pope
Once again we find a common theme in the fascinating pontificate of Pope Francis. For example, writing in response to NY Times columnist Ross Douthat, Phil Lawler clarified his own position in: Could respect for the papacy mean...
- Vatican finally releases English translation of official Synod report
- Devil is real, Pope reminds congregation
- Right to life is foundation of all human rights, Vatican envoy tells UN
- Pope meets with Old Catholic leaders, suggests cooperation in 'confused' Europe
- Syrian bishops ask world leader: stop sending weapons
- Cardinal Burke: synod interview comments were misreported
- Pope requests prayers for Mexico
- See more headlines! (News homepage)
Ordinary Time: October 31st
Today we celebrate the eve of All Saints. Pope Sixtus IV in 1484 established November 1, the feast of All Saints, as a holy day of obligation and gave it both a vigil (known today as "All Hallows' Eve" or "Hallowe'en") and an eight-day... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
October 30, 2014 Halloween: Celebrating Like a Catholic By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Ready or not, Halloween is Friday. This is the second highest grossing commercial holiday in America, and also one of the most controversial. Fundamental Christians believe it should be completely rejected because it has roots as a pagan...
October 28, 2014 Church Fathers: St. Clement of Rome By Thomas Van
Sometime towards the end of the first century A.D., two men made a journey from Rome to Corinth. Claudius Ephebus and Valerius Vito, a pair of freed slaves from the household of the deceased Emperor Claudius, carried a letter to the...