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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...

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...

Our culture is attempting suicide by Phil Lawler (From Aug 7, 2020)

When I read the news headline it suddenly all seemed clear. The story reported that new positive Covid tests were attributed to “community spread.” Well of course! That’s how contagious diseases are contracted, right? They spread through the community. But this is the first...

Covid vaccines and fetal tissues: the moral calculus by Phil Lawler (From Dec 4, 2020)

Set aside, for a moment, the practical and medical questions about any Covid vaccine. (Will it work? Will it be safe? Will it have serious side effects?) Let me return to a question that I raised in in April and again in May: Should Catholics accept a vaccine that has been developed using fetal...

Farewell, Uncle Di: Father Paul Mankowski, RIP by Phil Lawler (From Sep 4, 2020)

My editorial career has brought me into close contact with quite a few impressive thinkers. I have worked with famous authors, with noted theologians and philosophers, with canny political strategists, with at least a half-dozen Nobel Prize winners. Among them all, for sheer full-spectrum...

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...

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...

Pope’s new encyclical ignores previous social teaching by Phil Lawler (From Oct 8, 2020)

How much longer can sensible Catholics maintain that Pope Francis is merely trying to develop—rather than to change—the teachings of the Catholic Church? With the release of Fratelli Tutti this week we have seen a pattern of media coverage that is now familiar. First there are...