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A corrective to the Schneider statement on the COVID vaccines by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From Dec 18, 2020)

I wish to address the statement promulgated a week ago by five bishops insisting that it is in all cases immoral to allow oneself to be vaccinated with any vaccine which has been tainted by the use of fetal cell lines. This statement was apparently written by the very articulate Athanasius...

In Gratitude for Joe Biden by Fr. Jerry Pokorsky (From Feb 26, 2021)

Sacraments, according to the Baltimore Catechism, are outward signs instituted by Christ to give grace. The Sacraments define and direct our lives. Our choices form us. When we choose to live a sacramental life, in a sense we become sacraments reflecting the Lord. But the contrary is also...

Disaster looms if Pope Francis restricts the traditional Mass by Phil Lawler (From Jun 2, 2021)

The rumors are true. My sources in Rome—too many and too reliable to be doubted—confirm that a document is circulating at the Vatican which, if given papal approval, would significantly restrict use the “extraordinary form” of the liturgy, the traditional Latin Mass...

Liturgical Year Volume 2 Released: Ordinary Time before Lent by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From Jan 6, 2021)

The second volume of our ebook series for the 2020-2021 liturgical year has been released in our ebooks download area. This volume covers the initial period of Ordinary Time between Christmas and Lent, from January 11th through February 16th. It may be downloaded free of charge in the following...

Now Available: Liturgical Year Ebook for Ordinary Time after Easter by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From May 10, 2021)

We have just released the fifth volume in the 2020-2022 Liturgical Year series of ebooks. Volume five covers the first half of the long stretch of Ordinary Time between the close of the Easter Season on Pentecost and the beginning of Advent. Like all CatholicCulture.org ebooks, this volume is...

Pope Francis urges Biden to receive Communion by Dr. Jeff Mirus (From Oct 29, 2021)

We do not know inside details of the Pope’s meeting with President Biden today, but Biden himself did feel free to report that Francis had called him a “good Catholic” and encouraged him to keep receiving Communion (see, for example, the report from The New York Times). Ludicrous...

Cancel culture comes to Catholics and all Christians by Robert G. Marshall (From Mar 9, 2021)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has imposed a Gag Rule on Catholics and other Christians who are the targets of her pro-LGBTQ so-called “Equality Act,” HR 5. No Catholic or Evangelical representatives who opposed HR 5 testified before the April, 2019 Judiciary Committee hearing, yet...

Anticipating Christmas, Beginning with Saint Andrew and the Immaculate Conception by Jennifer Gregory Miller (From Monday)

From the archives, originally published November 29, 2016: November 30 is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and also the pivotal date for the beginning of Advent, starting the Sunday closest to November 30 Also on November 30 starts the tradition to begin two traditional novenas: 1) the

Beware when Church leaders manipulate the language: Part II by Phil Lawler (From May 27, 2021)

Yesterday I wrote about “the abuses of language…that I see in many recent pronouncements from our Church leadership,” with my focus on two recent Vatican announcements. Now let me turn to a few noteworthy American examples. Sometimes the misuse of language is downright...

The Pope vs. EWTN: too hot to handle? by Phil Lawler (From Sep 22, 2021)

Last week I wrote about censorship, and how “discerning readers need to find their own trusted sources of news.” This week I’ll be a bit more specific, and say that Catholic readers (or non-Catholics interested in developments within the Church) need to find their own trusted...