July 28, 2014 1:48 PM Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In the first section of Who Is a Christian?, Hans Urs von Balthasar discusses the difficult situation the Church finds herself in today (or, to be more precise, in 1983 when the book was published; for background, see the previous...
July 22, 2014 4:24 PM Obama's executive order and the danger of reliance on federal contracts By Phil Lawler
Just as American Catholic bishops were volunteering to help President Obama—by handling the thousands of children from Central America who are entering the US illegally—the White House has announced that the President...
July 24, 2014 Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases By Phil Lawler
A Missouri judge observes that when the Kansas City diocese suggests that it might want to reconsider an agreement with sex-abuse victims, it “sends a bad message.” It sure does. Yet it’s a message that Church leaders...
July 25, 2014 Straws in the Wind
Here are some pretty significant straws in the wind from the news of the last two days: ‘China’s aging millions look forward to bleak future’: Another nation learns the hard way that openness to life is a key to socioeconomic...
- After investigation of diocese in Paraguay, Vatican suspends ordinations
- In talk to Evangelical congregation, Pope apologizes for Catholic hostility
- Pope Francis: Jesus is the treasure, Jesus is the pearl
- Pontiff recalls World War I centenary: ‘no more war!’
- 5 killed in bombing of Catholic church in Nigeria
- Pope says priests should be men of prayer who are close to the people
- ‘Read the Gospel and find Jesus,’ says Pope
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Ordinary Time: July 28th
According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of Sts. Nazarius and Celsus, first century martyrs, whose bodies were found by St. Ambrose in 395. It is also the feast of Sts.... More
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July 25, 2014 Sts. Anne and Joachim: Our Family Support By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Many years ago as a small infant I became a member of the Catholic Church, baptized as "Jennifer Ann" in St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Being named after the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandmother of...
July 27, 2014 Introducing the Church Fathers By Thomas Van
Several years ago, CatholicCulture.org processed and made available online a set of the writings of the Fathers of the Church. In order to make our readers aware of this under-used resource, and because the Fathers are still too...