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Striving for the Narrow Gate

By Deacon Omar Gutierrez | Sunday, Aug. 25, is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Mass readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117:1-2; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30. Today’s Gospel...

What Should We Do About the Loss of Belief in the Real Presence?

By Msgr. Charles Pope | Most of you have probably heard about the recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, which found that only 26% of Catholics under age 40 believe in the real...

Faith and Food: Catholic Priest Competes on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

By Amy Smith | Food Network is often on in my house, and I like to find Catholic angles on food and enjoy celebrating food-related feast days (baking always beckons me upon St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s feast day every fall, for...

A Sex-Abuse Story Catholics Need to Hear

By Sue Ellen Browder | I met my beloved husband, Walter, in 1966 at the University of Missouri, where he was studying to be a chemical engineer and I was enrolled in the School of Journalism, hoping to...

Labor Department Rule Aims to Widen Religious Freedom Protection for Employers

By Christine Rousselle/CNA | WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it is considering a new rule that would allow federal contractors who identify as religious to hire...

International Scholars Express Concerns About John Paul II Institute

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate...

After Philadelphia Police Shootings, Archbishop Chaput Calls For “Sensible Solutions” to

By Mary Rezac/CNA | PHILADELPHIA — After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia Wednesday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has praised the...

The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know, Powerful Benedictine Exorcism Prayers Against Evil, and More!

By Tito Edwards | The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know – Deal Hudson at the Christian Review +1 “Get Away, Satan!”: The Powerful Benedictine Exorcism Prayers for Protection Against Evil – ChurchPOP...

Iraqi Christian Girl Learns Spiritual Warfare on Mosul Battlefield

By Bree A. Dail | For most Western readers, a glimpse of the city of Mosul, Iraq, reveals nothing short of complete devastation. A great majority of the once-thriving Christian population in the city...

The Genius Behind the Genesis of the JPII Institute

By Stanislaw and Ludmila Grygiel | If one wants to understand deeply the identity of the suppressed John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, one must know its...