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How Sentimentality Leads Young Catholics Astray About Homosexuality

Since coming back to the Church after having a same-sex relationship, I have often been asked to speak to young people about the Church’s teaching on chastity and homosexuality. These are challenging conversations, since it seems that most young...

Cardinal Pell: I’m Looking Forward to Having My Day in Court

The Holy See has stressed the Secretariat for the Economy will continue its work after Pope Francis gave its prefect, Cardinal George Pell, a leave of absence to defend himself in court against sexual assault charges. Earlier on Thursday,...

The Devil Preys on Idle Souls, Not Every Lifestyle Is Sinful, Conscience, and Many More Great Links!

The Devil Preys on Idle Souls - Todd Nolan, Catholic Stand No, Not Every Lifestyle Is Sinful Fr. James Martin, S.J. – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Sts. Peter and Paul: Two Pillars, Two Ways

In front of St. Peter’s Basilica, like two gigantic guardians of the faith, stand St. Peter and St. Paul. St. Peter the fisherman. St. Paul the intellectual. Peter the rough working class man who speaks from the heart. Paul the man who speaks...

What The Prodigal Son’s Father Teaches Us About Love and Truth

Of all the parables, the story of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the most beloved.  Many of us who have encountered the Father of Mercies in the sacrament of Penance see a parallel to our own lives, as well we should.  Yet, one aspect of this...

The YOUCAT Bible Helps Young People to Learn, Study and Pray

“You should read the Bible every day,” you say to your teen-aged nephew; and to make it easy for him to study the Scriptures, you follow up with a personal copy of the New American Standard Bible – gift-wrapped with love, tied with a bow,...

Full Text of Pope Francis’ Homily to New Cardinals

Jesus walks ahead of the disciples, pressing on to the very end to eliminate evil at its root, and proceeding “resolutely” towards the Cross, Pope Francis told new cardinals today. At a public ordinary consistory for the creation of 5 new...

Always Be Prepared to Defend Your Faith

I recently reconnected with an old friend and fellow parishioner named Kate.  Kate and I hadn’t seen each other in years, so after chancing to meet, we arranged to get together the following week to chat and catch up. Over coffee, Kate told me...

My Grace-Filled Meet-Up with Padre Pio’s Relics, The Lord by Romano Guardini, and Many Links!

Here Comes Everybody: My Grace-Filled Meet-Up with Padre Pio’s Relics – Joanne McPortland, Aleteia Announcing Our Next Book: The Lor

Global Warming and the Sexual Revolution

Many Catholics dismiss the whole Global Warming brouhaha as a kind of intellectual and moral scam—and for serious reasons. First, Global Warming enthusiasts tend to be sexual revolution enthusiasts as well. When I went online to look for images...