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What the Bible Reveals About Infant Baptism

Does the Bible support the baptism of infants? Yes it does, though the evidence is indirect (deductive): Acts 16:15 (RSV) . . . she was baptized, with her household, . . . Acts 16:33 . . . he was baptized at once, with all his family. Acts...

Female Altar Servers Up, Ordinations Down; Before ISIS, Christians Were 2nd-Class Citizens. . . . .

Female Altar Servers Up, Ordinations Down - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog Msgr. Gallagher: Before ISIS, Christians were Already Second-Class Citizens 

8 Ways Not to Make a Good Confession

Confession is difficult for everyone. So I’ve laid out some simple principles on how to make this very demanding and taxing event a bit easier, with the hope that by the time you exit the confessional, you feel better about yourself. That’s the...

Berkeley Ditches Atheist Richard Dawkins for Criticizing Islam—But NOT Christianity

Berkeley is at it again. This time it’s Berkeley’s KPFA canceling a talk by famed atheist Richard Dawkins, which the liberal radio station was sponsoring at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley. Why? Because it discovered some alleged...

Catholic Reaction to Tim Farron's Resignation Got it All Wrong

It’s been just over a month since the resignation of Tim Farron, Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Democrats, the third main political group in the U.K. He told the world of his decision to step down as party leader on June 14, in a...

‘Black Jesus’: Sacred Heart Seminary's Symbol of Racial Reconciliation

On Detroit's west side, at the corner of Chicago Boulevard and Linwood Avenue, stands “Black Jesus.” The life-sized statue of Christ was erected on the campus of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 1957, to commemorate Pope Pius XII's encyclical...

Annual Lake Garda Symposium Aims to Offer Catholics Fullness of the Faith

At a time when much of today’s Church is deeply afflicted by disputed visions of what it means to be Catholic, an annual summer symposium in northern Italy may serve to help heal those divisions. Set in the picturesque Gardone Riviera on the...

Church: God’s Rehab Center; A Cassock: Work Clothes, Not a Dress Uniform; and More Links!

The Catholic Church: God’s Rehabilitation Center – Fr. John Calloway M.I.C., Catholic Exchange A Cassock: Work Clothes, Not a Dress Uniform – Michael Lubowicki, Aleteia

A Martyr by Any Other Name: Blessed William Ward

Blessed William Ward was hanged, drawn, and quartered in London at Tyburn on the Feast of St. Anne, July 26, 1641, when he was 81 years old. He had journeyed far from Westmorland in northwest England, where another English martyr was born, St....

Celebrating the Feast of St. James in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela on the feast of Saint James the Apostle is a life goal for many. This city is the place where (tradition holds) the remains of Saint James the Great are buried. The city population is just around one hundred thousand, but...