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Photos: Cardinal O’Malley visits the Holy Land

This week, the Archbishop of Boston is leading a pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Accompanied by over 20 priests from the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal O’Malley celebrated Mass at the Domus Galilee retreat center and seminary. Visited by Pope John Paul II in 2000, the seminary and retreat center sits on the Mount of Beatitudes.

Go vote for TIME’s 100!

You’ve got a couple more days to vote on who should (and shouldn’t) be included in TIME magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Let me give you a taste of where the numbers stand now. Benedict XVI, retired Bishop of Rome Yay: 45% (8,164 votes) Nay: 55% (10,074 votes) Sister [...]

Hope from our Pope

Last week presented quite the array of news stories here at CNA. From all-ages access to the morning after pill, to students trying to push the Catholic chaplain off campus for “alienating” students by upholding Catholic teaching on homosexuality, to the City of Miami issuing a notice of violation to the Missionaries of Charity for [...]

Bringing Christ into therapy

A friend of mine works in grief therapy. The other day, she was describing to me a new technique she has learned to help patients coping with trauma. To help me understand the method, my friend described a recent session with a patient. During treatment, the patient in this case came face-to-face with what he [...]

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Why the Catholic Church and ‘gay marriage’ cannot coexist

In recent months, I have heard some Catholics ask why the Church is so concerned about the definition of civil marriage. After all, they say, changing the definition of civil marriage to include gay couples would have no consequences on the definition of the sacrament of Matrimony, so changing the law will not harm the [...]

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After birth abortion?

Have you seen this video? At a recent congressional committee hearing, Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow made a shocking claim. She was asked by a Congressman: “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is [...]

Advertising conversion

When was your last confession? I, for one, all too frequently play the convenience card. No time…no priest…no dice. Well, those excuses won’t fly any more for Catholics in the Diocese of Tulsa. Bishop Edward Slattery recently launched a confession initiative that includes this billboard. Yep. Every priest. Every Tuesday. Every parish (including that one [...]

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Good Friday

When I was in college, my professor read our class a medical description of the crucifixion of Christ a few days before Good Friday and then let us out of class early to allow time to digest it. Horrifying doesn’t even begin to describe the account . After class, I just sat in front of [...]

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New Mexican bishops standing up for marriage

With all the hubbub this week surrounding SCOTUS hearing cases on gay marriage, the bishops of New Mexico have offered their thoughts in a statement released today (March 27th), saying that Marriage should be protected against attempts to redefine it. I’ve summarized it here, but to read the entire statement, please visit Santa Fe’s website [...]

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Unusual allies in the ‘gay marriage’ debate

As a panel of 9 justices in D.C. considers whether to redefine marriage as it has always been understood, academics from diverse political backgrounds are united in questioning the wisdom of tampering with the most basic of social institutions. Princeton Professor Robert P. George, joined by scholars Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, recently released [...]

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October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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