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Living Advent With Mary ‘In Haste’

By Edward Sri | Two words about Mary from the Bible describe most of our lives in December: “in haste.” We run in haste to the mall, post office and grocery store. In haste, we rush to office parties and...

‘Mary’s Team’ Heads to a National Football Championship

By Jim Graves | The Ravens football team of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, will participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Football Championship game for the...

The Remedy of Silence, Dating Outside the Church, The Von Trapp Family Advent Traditions, and More!

By Tito Edwards | The Remedy of Silence - Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman+++ Dating Outside the Church – Paul Kniaz, Catholic Stand The Von Trapp Family Advent Traditions – Maria Augusta Von Trapp,...

What Were the “Minor Orders,” and Why Do They Matter?

By Kevin Di Camillo | Although they had been around since at least the Council of Trent in the 16th century in their renewed and current form, the “Minor Orders” — that is, the steps to becoming a priest — were suppressed after...

Pope’s Homosexuality Comments Could Encourage Discussion at Abuse Summit

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — Is Pope Francis, through some recent comments he has made, encouraging a broader discussion of homosexuality in the consecrated and priestly life ahead of the Vatican...

St. Nicholas Speaks, Love's Pure Light, Shepherds’ Carol

By Dave Armstrong | I'd like to present my semi-historical poem about St. Nicholas (2012), another one of mine from 2001, that’s almost like a mini-catechism, and Shepherds’ Carol (2010).    St. Nicholas Speaks My name is St....

Millennials, Authenticity, and the Latin Mass; 9 Atheist Converts; Queering Science; and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Millennials, Authenticity, & the Latin Mass – Jake Neu, Crisis Magazine Prodigal Sons (& Daughters) Return: 9 Atheist Converts Share Their Stories – Theresa Zoe Williams, epicPew Is It...

‘Victory for Victims’: Trump Signs Genocide Relief Act for Iraqi and Syrian Christians

By Peter Jesserer Smith | WASHINGTON — Just one day after Iraq celebrated the anniversary of its total victory over the Islamic State terrorist army, President Donald Trump signed into law a new...

Pope Francis to Visit Mother Teresa’s Birthplace in 2019

By Courtney Grogan/CNA | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis will travel to Bulgaria and Macedonia May 5-7, 2019, with a stop in Mother Teresa’s hometown of Skopje. The...

Would It Matter If We’re Living in a Simulation?

By Jimmy Akin | A reader writes: My good sir, a baptized Catholic who is away from the Faith asked me at work this week: “How do we know we are not living in a computer simulation? What is wrong with Elon Musk’s simulation...