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Christopher Columbus, by Sebastiano del Piombo, 1519.

Abolishing Columbus Day will advance division and faulty history

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Dec 2, 2016

By Eugene F. Rivers, III

Baltimore has spent the last year trying to heal from the wounds of division. But now a divisive proposal threatens... Read more


On Voting

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Oct 18, 2016

By Father Christopher J. Pollard

“Spit on it and use it”, once said a wise old priest in the seminary about money. The same can... Read more

Mass and Divine Liturgy at the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, Italy on Sept. 18, 2016.

A Sacred Dream

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Sep 22, 2016

By Paul Badde

It was a single word that brought about the decisive split between the Eastern and Western churches. It happened in... Read more

Ordinations in Ankawa.

Ordinations in Ankawa convey to Iraqi Christians hope for the future

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Sep 19, 2016

By Charles Mercier

Two young men were ordained Catholic priests last Friday in Ankawa, Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, for the Chaldean... Read more

Mother Teresa c. 1994.

Teresa of Kolkata: A radical humanitarian

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Sep 15, 2016

By Tina McCormick, PhD

Mother Teresa, the most recent Catholic saint, is, indeed, a saint for all. Catholic, or not, people around the world... Read more

Jodocus Hondius' Map of Americas circa 1619. Rosario Fiore via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) Filter added, image cropped.

The deep, winding roots of American Catholicism now on display at Knights of Columbus museum

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Aug 16, 2016

By Charles Mercier

Sébastien Racle, Sebastian Rale in America, a Jesuit missionary priest from the French-Swiss border, brought into the field with him... Read more

Some Catholic pundits say pro-life voting is problematic, but give abortion advocates a pass

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Aug 9, 2016

By Alejandro Bermudez

As it usually is in election years, abortion is now very much a political issue in 2016, and Catholics are... Read more

Pilgrims gather for the 2005 World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany by Matthias Heil (CC BY 2.0)

World Youth Day 25 years later: mercy is still indispensable for all of us

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Jul 25, 2016

By Maureen Ferguson

Excitement is building in Poland as millions of young people from over 180 countries descend upon Krakow for the celebration... Read more

The ugly reality of Islamophobia (and how Catholics should stand up against it)

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Jun 28, 2016

By Jason L. Miller

As a Catholic, I’ve found the recent headlines about our Muslim brothers and sisters in the United States to be... Read more

'Witness to Freedom' campaign: the bishops' wake-up call for Americans

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Jun 27, 2016

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Catholic dioceses across the United States have begun their yearly “Fortnight for Freedom” event.  Through special masses, ads, and rallies the... Read more


Pondering a merciful God who seeks the worn and the weakest

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May 30, 2016

By Fr. D.A. Suglia

I am not often drawn to an image as I once was while studying in the Seminary for the priesthood. It... Read more


LOADED: Money and the Spirituality of Enough

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May 16, 2016

By Heather King

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.... Read more

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Tellin' it like it is ... but no one is listening

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May 1, 2016

By Joey Orrino

“Uncharitable.” “Crude.” “Hyperbolic.” “Jerk.” “Condescending.” “Sarcastic.” “I don’t like his tone…” “I don’t usually post his stuff…” “It’s another rant…”... Read more


Ecclesial communities with a disgraced founder may learn from the Legionaries’ experience of restoration

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Apr 29, 2016

By Jean Boudet

The burgeoning of new religious movements in the Church of our moment once seemed an unambiguous outpouring of the Holy... Read more


Good Friday and the Annunciation: The Promise and Its Fulfillment

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Mar 25, 2016

By Marie Meszaros

Only a few times a century does Good Friday fall on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation, and this year will be... Read more

The Calling of St. Matthew by Carivaggio via Wikicommons.

What does Pope Francis' motto really mean?

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Mar 8, 2016

By Charles Mercier

A few times too often over the past three years I have heard people say, “Pope Francis’ motto means something... Read more


Pope Francis was clear about what needs to change in Mexico

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Feb 25, 2016

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

As in millions of homes across the United States, the TV in our family room had been on and tuned into... Read more


A meditation on Genesis 3:15, inspired by Lauds for the Immaculate Conception

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Feb 24, 2016

By Jennifer Peyerk Shotwell

Benedictus Antiphon: The Lord God said to the serpent:  I will lay down a feud between you and the woman,... Read more

St. Thomas Aquinas, a corpulent man nicknamed the dumb ox shows us how to live for Jesus

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Jan 28, 2016

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On January 28th, the Catholic Church commemorates the great Western theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas. As I grow older, the sheer... Read more

The need to compromise

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Jan 21, 2016

By Tina McCormick, PhD

The topic of abortion has divided this country for more than half a century. And while the imminent March for... Read more