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Universal destination

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Jan 23, 2014

By Russell Shaw

“Universal destination” may sound like a fancy way of saying where we’re all headed, but this odd expression happens to... Read more

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Christians in Egypt: 'we are made to feel inferior'

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Jan 16, 2014

By Jayson Casper

Life is not easy in Egypt for Christians, and the strain is taking its toll. And beyond the reports of... Read more

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Beyond capitalism

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Jan 14, 2014

By Reinhard Marx

A society in which the praise of greed is invited is on the road to alienationEvangelii gaudium is a declaration... Read more

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Obamacare and abortion

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Jan 13, 2014

By Russell Shaw

Four years ago, when passage or defeat of the Affordable Care Act appeared to rest in the hands of a... Read more

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Why goodness depends on God

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Jan 13, 2014

By Bishop Robert Barron

One of the commonest observations made by opponents of religion is that we don’t need God in order to have... Read more

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Who do people say Pope Francis is?

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Dec 19, 2013

By Elise Italiano

Do not be robbed of joy while taking in media clamor. The definitive question that Jesus asks in the Gospels... Read more

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Living joy with Pope Francis: 3 lessons from The Gospel of Joy

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Dec 10, 2013

By Jennifer Manning

Pope Francis is a master teacher for today’s world. He has a knack for summing up sagacious teachings in 140... Read more

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The joy of evangelizing

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Dec 6, 2013

By Bishop Robert Barron

An emergency tends to focus one’s mind and energies and to clarify one’s priorities. If a dangerous fire breaks out... Read more

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C.S. Lewis and the art of evangelization

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Nov 20, 2013

By Bishop Robert Barron

Two famous men died on November 22, 1963. The first did so in the most dramatic way possible, assassinated in... Read more

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Pulling the rug out from under the pro-life movement (part II)

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Nov 14, 2013

By Robert Vega

There is, as mentioned at the outset, a second area in which the pro-choice agenda has been looking to shift... Read more

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Our duty to evangelize

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Nov 14, 2013

By Russell Shaw

The bible study group had been discussing the Sunday readings, which naturally led to the subject of evangelization, which naturally... Read more

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Making sense of Pope Francis: Christian ambition in evangelization and the humility of dialogue

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Nov 7, 2013

By Dr. Edward Sri

When Pope Francis was interviewed by the Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, he began with a joke and a smile. But... Read more

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Debunking the debunker: Reza Aslan's 'Zealot ' vs. the Real Jesus

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Nov 7, 2013

By Bishop Robert Barron

When I saw that Reza Aslan’s portrait of “Jesus, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” had risen... Read more

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Pulling the carpet out from under the pro-life movement (part I)

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Nov 7, 2013

By Robert Vega

Leaders of the pro-choice movement know that they are losing ground – if not in the policy or practice of... Read more

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Pope Francis' program

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Oct 17, 2013

By Russell Shaw

Among Catholics who've been rattled by remarks by Pope Francis in his famous interviews, some have sought solace in blaming... Read more

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Five hundred years of faith

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Oct 14, 2013

By Msgr. Arthur McDonald

On Columbus Day in 1992, Blessed John Paul II offered Holy Mass in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, during which he... Read more

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Public prayer

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Oct 7, 2013

By Russell Shaw

On the face of it, the religion clauses of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment seem pretty clear: "Congress shall make... Read more

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The field hospital is open: reflections on Pope Francis’ interview

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Oct 2, 2013

By Bishop Robert Barron

As by now everyone in the world knows, Pope Francis offered a lengthy and wide-ranging interview to the editor of... Read more

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That Church that feels uncomfortable with Francis and The Strategies of the Faith

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Sep 27, 2013

By Massimo Introvigne

*This column was originally written as a letter to the editor of the Italian daily "Il Foglio." It is translated... Read more

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Careerism

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Sep 23, 2013

By Russell Shaw

Well up on the list of things Pope Francis abhors is religious careerism. "Careerism is leprosy. Leprosy! Please, no careerism,"... Read more