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Holy Sports: Vatican Launches First Official Sports Association

By Solène Tadié | VATICAN CITY — References to sport abound in the Bible, especially in St. Paul’s writings, as a spiritual metaphor — and as of last week, the Vatican now has an official sports...

12 Things to Remember about Confession, A New Magazine for Catholic Men for a New Year, and More!

By Tito Edwards | Twelve Things to Remember about Confession ☩ Fr. Dwight Longenecker +1 Sword and Spade: A New Magazine for Catholic Men for a New Year ☩ Jason Craig of Those Catholic Men Lose Weight,...

Men on a Mission: ‘Exodus 90’ Encourages Spiritual Growth in Contrast to Culture

By Judy Roberts | LAWTON, Okla. — Faced with the troubling news of the Church’s clergy sex-abuse scandal, Father Brian Buettner and the priests in his support group wanted to find a way to “fix...

Rep. Chris Smith Advocates Love and Courage in the Fight for Life

By Lauretta Brown | Catholic Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., has worked in the pro-life movement for almost half a century, accomplishing much of that work in Congress by fighting for legislative protections for...

Judges Block Little Sisters’ Religious Exemption From Contraception Mandate

By Catholic News Agency | PHILADELPHIA — Judges in California and Pennsylvania have issued injunctions against a Trump administration rule that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor and similar...

Settlement Considers: Should Catholic Health Plans Cover Transgender Surgeries?

By Kevin Jones/CNA | SEATTLE — A Catholic health care network has settled an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over transgender surgeries, saying that it has covered these procedures in its employee...

Why Did Cardinal Wuerl Lie About McCarrick? Here's What You Need to Know

By Joan Desmond | Last week, U.S. Catholics learned that Cardinal Wuerl knew that his disgraced predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, had faced allegations of sexual misconduct with seminarians back in 2004. And when Cardinal Wuerl...

Can Catholics Enjoy Alcohol?

By Kathy Schiffer | Temperance societies – social organizations which opposed drinking and drunkenness – were a powerful force in America by the late 19th century. In the early years of our nation's...

Vatican Sets Course for February Abuse Summit

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — Next month’s Vatican summit of bishops on clerical sex abuse will include a penitential liturgy as well as opportunities for discussion and prayer aimed at helping to...

It’s Time for a Conclave — Not in Rome but in Washington!

By Msgr. Charles Pope | Note: I write this post with a certain degree of humor. I admit to a certain glee at the thought of locking our leaders in and gradually reducing their food supply until they reach a solution. In light...