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Michael Ludwig and the Demon

In the Église des Jésuites of Molsheim in Northern France there was curious relic described as late as the 17th century. Within the soaring grandeur of the Gothic cathedral is found the Baroque chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which housed among...

Solid Analysis of Gaudete et Exsultate, Pre-Synod Document on Young Catholics, and More Great Links!

Solid Analysis of Gaudete et Exsultate - P.J. Smith, Semiduplex+++

The World is in Rebellion and the Church is at the Cross

During Eastertide we reflect on the afterglow of the resurrection and the first weeks of the Church, bathed in the joy of Pentecost and the evidence of miracles and growth. But in the liturgy, we also read from the Acts of the Apostles: of...

Reel Presence: How Friendship is a Synonym for Salvation

What I know about film can fit comfortably in a single frame. I am neither Siskel nor Ebert, nor even the little robot characters on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” But I know a thing or two about the New Testament, and I know what I like in a...

Vatican Rejects German Bishops’ Intercommunion Proposal

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope Francis, has written a letter to German bishops rejecting their proposal to allow some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion, but the Pope does not wish the letter...

Alfie Evans’ Father Flies to Rome, Pleads With Pope Francis to Help Save His Son

Tom Evans, the father of toddler Alfie who UK authorities have ruled must have his life support switched off against his parent’s wishes, met with Pope Francis this morning to plead that his son be given asylum to receive alternative medical...

The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname, Iraqi Christians are Still Suffering, and More Links!

April 10, A.D. 1918: The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname – Donald McClarey J.D., The American Catholic After ISIS Be

Marriage Matters: All Living Arrangements Are Not Equal

Over the past few decades, our culture has come to accept a broad range of living arrangements for adults and children. Gone are the days when living together without marriage was frowned on. Today cohabitation is pervasive. Single parenthood,...

Teach Your Kids How to Roll With the Power of Pentecost

These days, creepy occult characters, pseudo-mystics and Harry Potter-ish dudes are “chumming up” to our super-innocent, vulnerable kids. They are mesmerizing them; entrancing them with the charms of the world of darkness and the culture of...

How to Respond to Transgenderism

Several months ago I reviewed Ryan T. Anderson’s latest book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. Then this past week, I attended a lecture he gave on the material here in Denver. (If you ever have the chance to attend...