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Palestine asks Vatican to defend Jerusalem's status quo


3 types of people who secretly enjoy being miserable...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Let’s face it. Some people enjoy being miserable. Here’s why. When I ran a business training company before I was ordained we used a personality type program to help people improve working conditions. I soon realized that there were three personality types who gain pleasure from being miserable.


Remembering that we are dust, as seen in an eerie video...
Msgr. Charles Pope
It is my usual Friday routine to feature a video (often a commercial) and draw some biblical or spiritual principle from it. The video below is no commercial; it is post-war footage from Berlin in July of 1945. Interestingly it is in color, but it can only be described as eerie. People walk about among the ruins in something of a daze...


In new Tweet, Spadaro pillories Weigel, Chaput; Jesuit suggests conspiracy theory explains opposition to China deal...


In newly-released talk, Pope pillories internet critics, warns Jesuits not to become ‘gossiping old bachelors’ ...


On Cardinal Cupich’s problematic, convenient conscience...


When warrior ants are injured, nurses lick them to health, study shows...


Vatican denies rumors that Benedict XVI has degenerative nerve disorder...


Two bishops at center of China-Vatican developments allegedly have girlfriends and children...


How Christians used to fast (and still do in some places)...


Ash Wednesday leads to Easter...
David Mills
In the partly-churched world of my youth, we never got any down times. The Protestant churches I knew, mainstream and Evangelical, observed a church year, kind of. But only the high points. Everyone celebrated Christmas. Even in that very secular college town, a lot of people actually went to church on Christmas Eve. Even if they didn’t believe that God was born of a virgin in Bethlehem...


Debunked: The strange tale of Pope Gregory the Great and the rabbits...


Peggy Noonan calls for a revival of the American gentleman...


Archbishop Sorondo’s ludicrous comments and the Vatican’s China whitewash...


Without Christ, every work is an unfinished work...


14 reasons I returned to the Church...
Thomas McDonald
The incarnation is the pivot point of history. God became man so that man could become God. Once you understand and accept this it's like a thunderclap. I spent a long time not believing it. When I found myself no longer able to deny it, it was like door being opened to a new understanding of reality. I now had to measure everything in my life and my mind and my world against the certainty that the immaterial and transcendent Origin of all that is had chosen to bridge the gap between Himself and His creation in order to heal the broken bond with man and give us a very simple message: Love one another as I have loved you...


2018 Winter Olympics: The 6 figure skating jumps, explained...


Bulgarian ascetic Dobri Dobrev, known as ‘The Saint of Bailovo’, dies at 103...

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In London stands a statue of the long-forgotten Lenten king...
K.V. Turley
As Lent starts there is a statue in central London that it would be good to contemplate It is not a religious statue, nor is it well known. Standing in the heart of London, outside the National Gallery, the statue is passed daily by the multitudes, and forgotten just as quickly as it is noticed — if indeed it is registered at all...


Congrats to Bermuda for reversing ‘same-sex marriage’...
Edward Peters
Last year a court, as happens so often these days, unilaterally imposed ‘same-sex marriage’ on Bermuda. That judicial fiat has now been legislatively reversed and, while “domestic partnerships” are recognized in Bermuda, some of which partnerships will make it legally easier for same-sex partners to carry on their common life...


Why the Blessed Virgin Mary is the best promoter of culture...
Carrie Gress
In my book, The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis, I spent a lot of time talking about how Mary is a unique driver of culture. The insight was certainly not my own, but hails from some unlikely places. The first is from Henry Adams (1838-1918), grandson of President John Quincy Adams, and great-grandson of Founding Father and President John Adams...


When flood waters parted to make way for the Holy Eucharist...
Philip Kosloski
During the 15th century torrential rain fell on the French city of Avignon. The Sorgue and Rhône rivers continued to rise until they flooded the lower part of the city, making it one of the worst floods ever in that region. A group of Franciscan friars were worried that their small church would be destroyed. Even worse, the Eucharist had been exposed in a monstrance on the altar and was not put away before the flood waters came and the Franciscans escaped...


Compared to the giants of old, my Lenten practices look pretty small...


Guy spends almost a year gluing 42,000 matches to make a giant sphere, then sets it on fire...


Pope assures spiritual closeness, prayers to victims of deadly Florida school shooting...


Where did this idea of ‘giving up one thing for Lent’ get started?
Terry Mattingly
Western liturgical Christians (and a few other believers, these days): I hope you are having a blessed Ash Wednesday and not getting into any trouble at work. In newsrooms, the days just before Ash Wednesday officially open the season in which lots of editors and non-religion-beat reporters scramble to try to find photo-ops and maybe even easy stories linked to something that is going on called "Lent" and...


Benedict XVI suffering from progressive nerve disease, reports his brother...


7 Ash Wednesday quotes by Pope Saint John Paul II...
Tom Perna
Today is Ash Wednesday, the day we enter the great penitential season of Lent, a season that draws our attention to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For many, this season is about “giving something up” (in today’s technological world that would be social media on our phones or limiting our phone time in general). However, you can give anything up or even take something on...


The clarity of Cardinal Cupich...
Fr. George Rutler
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is all for clarity. It has been a consistent theme, as when in September of 2017 he issued a decree banning guns in all parishes, schools and other facilities across the archdiocese “so there would be absolute clarity on our position.” His official statement put “clarity” in italics. When he was bishop of Rapid City...


History 101, Religion 102...


The Word of God is the standard of holiness and the guide to our Father’s expectations...


In an age of moral confusion, we must be clear about the true meaning of conscience...


How pro cyclists are starting to find faith...


8,000-year-old heads on stakes found in mysterious underwater grave...


A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day — until his co-workers found out...


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