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John XXIII: More than Just a 'good Pope'

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Apr 21, 2014

By Jan Bentz

John XXIII's political engagement as well as his invocation of the Second Vatican Council shows how he fits perfectly in... Read more

Crucifixion.

Christ, Fully Human

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Apr 15, 2014

By Tina McCormick, PhD

As Lent nears its end and we anticipate the Lord’s Passion and the glory of Easter, our focus is, above... Read more

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The calvary of Julienne

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Apr 9, 2014

By Jean-Claude Gaston

"Six years ago, when I first started college, I met my husband-to-be," says Julienne, a young Congolese woman in her... Read more

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Legionary Chapter acknowledges deficiencies and looks to the future with revised charism

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Apr 8, 2014

By Jean Boudet

When it concluded on February 25, the Extraordinary General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ, meeting in Rome to complete... Read more

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Belgium’s deadly cough

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Apr 8, 2014

By Roger Kiska

When Europe coughs, America catches a cold. The legal, political and cultural landscape in the U.S. is fertile for the... Read more

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'Noah': A missed opportunity for Russell Crowe and a mistake by Paramount Pictures

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Apr 2, 2014

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The movie was a terrible disappointment on so many fronts. The only good thing I can say about it is... Read more

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While giving up chocolate, can you give a reason for your hope?

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Mar 26, 2014

By Christopher White

It’s fitting that Pope Francis would choose poverty as a theme for his 2014 Lenten message, as it has been... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013.

Unexpected joy

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Mar 13, 2014

By Tina McCormick, PhD

As the world anxiously awaited the election of a new pope a year ago, I confess that I was bracing... Read more

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Mercy comes to life on the big screen in 'Noah'

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Mar 13, 2014

By Raymond L. Flynn

The movie adaption of Noah had my wife Kathy saying while leaving the theater, "I am going home to read... Read more

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Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives

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Mar 6, 2014

By Kevin Burke

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of... Read more

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Finding healing after abortion: one man's journey

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Feb 24, 2014

By Kevin Burke

David's Story:I started college at age 17 and found a job at a sporting goods store to pay my tuition.... Read more

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German marriage

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Feb 10, 2014

By Russell Shaw

When Jesus said, “What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mt 19.6), presumably he meant it.... Read more

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UN committee attacks Catholic Church

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Feb 6, 2014

By Elyssa Koren

The United Nations Committee on theRights of the Child just issued a report chastising the Holy See forits failure to... Read more

The statue of the Virgin Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Mary, Mother of Saints, Mother of All

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Feb 2, 2014

By Tina McCormick, PhD

Motherhood and abortion are two topics often viewed as separate. In fact, we tend to focus almost exclusively on the... Read more

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Big Brother might defeat Hobby Lobby, but should beware Little Sister

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Jan 31, 2014

By Robert Vega

“Risky Business” could well have been an apt title for a film about someone engaged in speculating on U.S. Supreme... Read more

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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