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Jesus Means What He Says

By Father Jordan Schmidt, OP | Sunday, Feb. 24, is the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C). Mass Readings: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Psalm 103: 1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians...

Does the New Catholic-Muslim Declaration Deviate From Catholic Teaching?

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — A joint Catholic-Muslim declaration signed by Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi earlier this month was praised for trying to push back a drift toward a “clash of civilizations” but...

Theodore McCarrick's Downfall: A Timeline

By Michelle Bauman LaRosa/CNA | WASHINGTON — Theodore McCarrick has been laicized, nearly 10 months after sex abuse allegations against him were first made public. Following is a timeline...

Theodore McCarrick Laicized: What Does that Mean?

By JD Flynn/CNA | Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect Theodore McCarrick's laicization. Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was laicized this week, after he was found guilty of sexual abuse and other...

Theodore McCarrick Dismissed From the Clerical State

By Edward Pentin | As had been widely expected, the Vatican today announced it had removed Theodore Edgar McCarrick from the clerical state. In a short statement, the Vatican said at the end of a penal process, the Congresso —...

Despite Grave Problems, the Lord Will Never Abandon His Church

By Archbishop Carlo Viganò | THE EDITORS What to Expect From the Vatican Summit? CARDINAL WILFRID NAPIER Love, Care and Justice Must Be...

Velatio Nuptialis is a Forgotten Marriage Ritual, The Lost World of Christendom, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | The Velatio Nuptialis: An Ancient (& Forgotten) Part of the Latin Marriage Rite ☩ Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement +1 The Lost World of Christendom ☩ James Day of Catholic...

Cardinal Sarah to Publish Book on Today’s ‘Spiritual, Moral and Political Crisis’

By Edward Pentin | Cardinal Robert Sarah is to publish a new book, this time on the “profound spiritual, moral and political crisis in the contemporary world.” The book, the last volume of three that...

The Famous Immovable Ladder at the Holy Sepulchre

By Kathy Schiffer | Some years ago, a co-worker told me the story of the Vacuum Cleaner and the Bow. My co-worker was by nature a neatnik, putting his dirty clothes in the hamper and his mail in the trash as a matter of habit....

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

By Sherry Antonetti | Want to feel more beautiful? Lighter? Younger? Braver? Happier? Stronger? More in love than you do now? There’s a drug-free, exercise-free, camp-free, guru-free means of becoming a more luminous you — and...