March 27, 2015 5:20 PM Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis By Phil Lawler
Two years after his election, millions of Catholics are still trying to understand Pope Francis. Two recent essays have provided useful perspectives: Writing for Crisis, Msgr. Hans Feichtinger, a priest of the Diocese of Passau,...
March 27, 2015 4:14 PM Recognizing the Noonday Devil By Thomas Van
If you had to guess the characteristic vice of our age, what would you pick? Some might say lust, and that’s certainly a big one, but it doesn’t seem to get to the root of the problem. The safe choice, perhaps, would be pride....
March 27, 2015 Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women By Phil Lawler
Elle (“The Body”) Macpherson is expecting a baby, the tabloids tell us. The supermodel, who is currently married to a billionaire, is reportedly ready to expand her family. But there’s a problem. Elle Macpherson is...
March 27, 2015 Our Most Characteristic Vice?
I am grateful for the tremendous support we have received over the past week. Now we need just $2,000 more by the end of March to meet those critical bills that have cast a shadow over our future. If you haven't yet, please help...
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- Holy See diplomat laments plight of Syrian refugee children
- Papal letter for 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Ávila’s birth
- Italian bishops' conference opposes civil-union bill
- Slovenia: parliament denies plea for referendum on same-sex unions
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Lent: March 30th
"Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights. I have endowed him with my spirit that he may bring true justice to the nations. He does not cry out or shout aloud, or make his voice heard in the streets. He... More
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March 28, 2015 Catholic PSA for Palm Sunday: Treat Blessed Palms with Reverence By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Public Service Announcement: The palms we receive on Palm Sunday are blessed objects or sacramentals that need to be treated reverently, not as toys, mere craft material or trash. Every Palm Sunday I just cringe because the palms are...
March 01, 2015 Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists By Thomas Van
Parallel with the increasing influence of Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism, the second century saw, along with sporadic State persecutions and anti-Christian riots, the publication of numerous works of anti-Christian...