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America is a Pro-Life Nation After All!

A sizable majority of Americans  – even those who self-identify as “pro-choice” – support restrictions on abortion, according to a new study of Americans' Opinions on Abortion. As over one hundred thousand citizens prepare to travel to the...

How Ireland’s Boot Camp for Missionaries Changed America, and the World, Forever

“Euntes, Docete Omnes Gentes” — this quotation from Sacred Scripture is written in stone over the lintel of Drumcondra House, Dublin, the main building of All Hallows College, and is the college motto. It means: Go, teach all nations. The...

Why Young People are Bringing Back Old Things

This Christmas, I heard of a teenager being given an unusual present. It was a Polaroid camera. I thought such items no longer existed; and if they still did exist, I could not see what their attraction would be for a millennial. By all accounts,...

Is it Wrong to Fall Asleep During Prayer and Adoration?

Years ago, I signed my name to a list of parishioners who would ensure our adoration chapel received a perpetual adoration by giving one hour a week. I was one of the last to sign up, so I might not have received the most convenient time of the...

A Seminarian for Life and a Priest for All Eternity

I really blame my teachers in grade school. When I was a small boy, growing up in the Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn, I went to the local Catholic school, Holy Name of Jesus (now known as Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy), which was...

Why the Dollar Is Named After Jesus’s Grandpa, Faith Without Works Is Dead, and More Links!

Why the “Dollar” Is Named After Jesus’s Grandfather – uCatholic Why James Says Faith Without Works Is Dead – Karlo Broussard, Catholi

A New Generation of Pro-Life College Students Rises Up

I recently reached out to Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America (SFLA), which is the flagship organization for promoting the pro-life cause on college campuses across the United States. In the lead-up to the 44th annual March...

The Proper Use and Care of Saintly Relics

It’s said that when St. Helena searched for Christ’s True Cross, she also discovered several dozens of other crosses. The Romans would often discard used crosses near Calvary, so Helena had her hands full. Undeterred, St. Helena took pieces of...

Between Christmas and Lent: The Season of Christ the King

In one of his Parochial and Plain Sermons, written and delivered while he was the Anglican Vicar of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Oxford, Blessed John Hen

On Beauty, Beasts, and the Sexual Harrassment Crisis

The Hollywood sexual harassment scandal seems to be perpetual news these days, with story after story cropping up daily of a new star being accused of misconduct. What’s inarguable about this whole mess is the rightful collective outrage on the...