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Alasdair MacIntyre, March 2009.

Alasdair MacIntyre: True friendships are rare, but possible

Nov 17, 2019

By Mary Farrow

For Aristotle, the definition of perfect friendship was so narrow that precious few could achieve it.  Read more

Wrigley Field.

Commentary: Virtue and a losing team

May 11, 2018

By Ed Condon

Last week I offered to spend an afternoon carrying things for my aunt, who wanted to go to an airplane... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks with CNA Sept. 15, 2014.

How to fix our broken sexual culture, according to Archbishop Chaput

Nov 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Infidelity, divorce, sexual violence, pornography, hook-up culture – all things that have both increased en masse in society over the... Read more

Pope Francis

Pope's exercises highlight danger of worldly temptations

Mar 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Pope Francis’ spiritual exercises, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis focused his meditations on the Grace of God, warning against worldly... Read more

Blessed John Paul II.

Personal notes underscore John Paul II's Marian devotion

Mar 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the community of Varginha July 25, 2013

Pope: we will be judged by our behavior towards others

Mar 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis dedicated his daily homily to the virtue of charity, stressing that we shouldn't be “ashamed” to touch those... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall on June 7, 2013

'Poison' of jealousy destroys communities, stresses Pope

Jan 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis warned against the dangers of envy, explaining that it is a sin which fosters... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope Francis: accept the surprises of God

Jan 20, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Christian freedom, observing that it comes from our docility... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday general audience on Jan. 8, 2014

'Faith can do everything,' reflects Pope

Jan 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope warns against 'unclean bread' of corruption

Nov 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who... Read more

Participants in the Pontifical Council for Culture's sporting event gather in front of St. Peter's square on Oct. 20, 2013.

Vatican event brings sports 'into the heart' of the Church

Oct 22, 2013

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture held a conference on “believers in the world of sports” this week to discuss... Read more

CNA

Pope challenges European soccer stars to promote noble virtues

Jun 8, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament... Read more

Seminarians from the North American Martyrs celebrate winning the Clericus Cup on May 12, 2012.

US clinches World Cup for seminarians

May 14, 2012

Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome have won the clerical equivalent of soccer’s World Cup for the... Read more