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Be True to Your (Catholic) School

Heading into the new school year, my home state of Minnesota made national news with some cutting-edge “innovations” in education. In a grand progressive gesture, the Minnesota Department of Education began distributing a “transgender tool kit”...

Pope Francis Sets Up New John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has established a new Pontifical John Paul II institute for “Marriage and Family Sciences” to replace the previous academic institution founded by John Paul in 1981. In an apostolic letter Summa...

How to Be Part of the Fatima Grand Finale in the US

The apparitions in Fatima did not happen in isolation in 1917. World War I was raging and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia had spawned communism, which would spread like a virus. The previous year, in 1916, Margaret Sanger founder of Planned...

5 People Who Met the Saints in Person

One of the benefits of working in the Catholic media is having the opportunity to meet and question people who have known Catholic saints. Below are five such people who have been friends with well-known Catholic saints, and comments they shared...

Are We Reading the Same Code Mary McAleese, Homosexual Activists Bullying, and More Great Links!

Are We Reading the Same Code Mary McAleese? - Edward N. Peters, J.C.D., J.D., of The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report+++

If ‘iPhone Culture‘ is a Beast That Devours, We Have to Kill the Beast

WWBBD? What would Bishop Barron do? If you have an interest in bringing the truth to the confused masses, this is a good question to ask. Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire is an exemplar of communicating the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and...

Above All Else, the Mass is a Sacrifice

If someone tells me about something they’ve suffered and says, “It’s alright Father, I’ve forgiven them and forgotten all about it.” I feel like saying, “Then why are you telling me about it?”   Thing is, if we’ve been hurt really badly—or even...

Catholics Beware: The Attack on Free Speech is Growing Stronger

Hate is a strong word. It means “to regard with extreme ill-will, have a passionate aversion to, treat as an enemy” (source: Online Etymology Dictionary, etmyonline.com). True hatred is ugly. One should exercise care in attributing hatred to...

Priestly Celibacy: Ancient, Biblical and Pauline

With regard to clerical, or priestly celibacy, Protestants (and today, many Catholics) often think that chastity is virtually impossible, and not biblical. Our Lord Jesus and St. Paul were of a different opinion. Jesus said: Matthew 19:12 (RSV)...

Impious Cranmer; Pope Francis: The End of an Era; Anglican Usage Liturgy; and More Great Links!

Impious Cranmer - Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment Pope Francis: The End of an Era? - Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican