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Raffaella Stroik.

Catholic family looks to honor late daughter with a dance

The family of Raffaella Stroik hopes to honor her memory with a ballet.  Read more

Jesus and Mary Magdalen by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov. Public Domain.

Christian beauty and encounter – one author's proposal to heal a wounded culture

The power of Christian beauty and human encounter will be the focus of a leading Communion and Liberation priest as... Read more

Crucifix.

Dutch cardinal: Don't underestimate power of Catholics as a 'creative minority'

Despite the challenges of secularization, a Dutch Cardinal encouraged Catholics from his country and from all parts of the world... Read more

Fr. Julian Carron. Courtesy of Communion & Liberation.

Why this priest isn't afraid of Christianity's waning influence

With Catholic proposals to literally head for the hills in response to Christianity's ever-lessening influence in secular culture, the leader... Read more

13th century image of Mary punching devil in the face.

Archbishop Chaput: Be like Mary. Punch the devil in the nose.

Catholics should look to Mary to be part of a religion that fights for truth, rather than assimilating to the... Read more

Fr. Robert Barron.

How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks... Read more

Can film be sacred art? For one Catholic, the answer is a resounding 'yes'

When T.J. Berden and his film crew set out to produce “Full of Grace,” they knew they wanted to do... Read more

Lighthouse.

Can fear be overcome? A cultural event explores the question

It’s not hard to think of a myriad of reasons why people today might be afraid.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

Want to help families? Evangelize them, Pope says

Speaking to the bishops from the Republic of the Congo on Monday, Pope Francis encouraged them in their ministry to... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, June 4, 2014.

Pope says economy must fight 'throwaway culture'

Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human... Read more

Tapestry of Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 25, 2014.

JP2's call for new evangelization bears fruit in lay initiatives

With more than 350 lay missionaries serving on over 80 college campuses, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has... Read more

New York cultural event delves into meaning of relationship

The upcoming New York Encounter cultural festival will explore the dynamic between “I” and “We” – individuals and community –... Read more

Pope Francis stands before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

Be counter-cultural, Pope encourages university students

During evening prayer with local college students on Nov. 30, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of remaining faithful to the... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley speaks at the Harvard Catholic Center on September 16, 2012. Courtesy of Fr. Michael E. Drea.

Beauty necessary to restore culture, says Bishop Conley

Beauty must play a central role in our efforts for evangelization and cultural renewal, because it is a gift from... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square Sept. 29.

Materialism robs us of our humanity, warns Pope Francis

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in cloudy St. Peter’s Square this morning, cautioning the faithful against the danger of losing their... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois.

Bishop: Catholics must adjust to cultural bias against faith

Bishop Thomas J. Papropcki of Springfield, Ill., said that Catholics should be aware of an “unconscious hatred for the faith”... Read more

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Gloria Estefan says Christ's teachings are key to peace

Visiting the Vatican to participate in the recent TEDx conference on religious freedom, Cuban singer Gloria Estefan said that the... Read more

Russel Shaw.

Author calls for US 'Catholic subculture' to regain identity

To counter decades of Catholics becoming absorbed into secular American culture, noted author and journalist Russell Shaw is proposing a... Read more

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro speaks April 5, 2013 at the presentation of the digital version of La Civilta Cattolica.

Pope's actions have clear Ignatian roots, Jesuit notes at digital debut

At the launch of its first digital publication, the director of a prominent Jesuit Catholic magazine said the Pope’s actions... Read more