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Gargoyle at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris /

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Rush to judge others and gossip: and the devil laughs

On January 18, 2019, a video of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann went viral. He was at the... Read more

Confessional at the Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Sacramental confession and the certainty of forgiveness

A few years ago, Paul Croituru and his young son went out treasure hunting near their native village in Romania.... Read more

Portugal Catholic Church /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The needed antidote to apathy 

In February 1915, only six months after the beginning of World War I, Lancet, a British medical journal, used for... Read more

Vatican City /

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By Cardinal Gerhard Müller

Manifesto of Faith

“Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1) In the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith,... Read more

Cross and book /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Anti-Catholicism: “the last acceptable prejudice”

In The Innocents Abroad, published in1869, Mark Twain humorously narrates his travels thorough Europe and the Holy Land. He goes... Read more

U.S. flag at sunset /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The collapse of our country: the antidote

Beneath the soil of every continent lie buried the ruins of fallen civilizations. The Sumerians, Akkadians, Mayans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Minoans,... Read more

Satan before the Lord /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

God or Satan: making no room for evil in our world

Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher who lived four centuries before Christ, proposed the scientific theory of horror vacui. Based on... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

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By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight

Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore left much work to be done

The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but perhaps unavoidable experience for us to move forward... Read more

Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Photo by Faruk Kaymak on Unsplash

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The suffering Church and the third day

On the Mediterranean coast, half way between modern Tel Aviv to the north and Haifa to the south, stand the... Read more

Ghostly man on train tracks / Photo by Gabriel on Unsplash

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Ghosts and life after death

One of the most famous figures of all English literature is the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Three times he appears... Read more

Man in suit /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Attire for Church and for the honor and glory of God

Researchers claim that an average person needs less than 30 seconds to appraise someone at a first encounter. Even before... Read more

Statue of Liberty, New York City /

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The loss of freedom in a culture of radical individualism

Basic to the American dream is the search for freedom. In the 17th century, Europeans facing persecution for their beliefs... Read more

Crucifix at Mount Lusen in Bavaria Germany/

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Anti-Catholic prejudice: a warning and challenge to all

Alfred E. Smith, a devout Catholic, was elected four times as governor of New York. However, the announcement of his... Read more

Priest collar /

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By Archbishop José H. Gomez

New men for this new moment

This weekend I will ordain nine fine men to the priesthood. For these past eight years, God has been blessing... Read more

United States Flag / Photo

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Political engagement and the Holy Spirit

Since 2010, world leaders, movie stars, CEOs, artists, and political activists have been meeting annually in New York for the... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Pope Francis: proselytism vs evangelization

In 2013, Hallmark sparked a controversy by changing a single word in a Christmas song. Ever since 1877, the traditional... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Music at liturgy: full expression of faith 

In a recent U.S. Catholic survey, eighty percent of those questioned said that music at Mass was very important to... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The certainty of doubt

In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species. His book brought into the open a conflict between science and... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Human respect: Socrates and Herod

Almost every school of ancient philosophy claimed Socrates as their patron saint. In Greece and Rome, the Skeptics, the Stoics... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Jesus, Who Are You?

Sometimes people are sort of surprised that bishops, when not in the public spotlight, lead relatively normal lives. We eat... Read more