Angelo Stagnaro

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On Holy Saturday, Our Lady Stands Without Her Son and Savior

I recall an acquaintance once insisting to me that there is as much evidence the Buddha was born of a virgin as was Christ. First, this is perfect nonsense as the Buddha's story of being born of a virgin was first espoused only many centuries...

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In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth

Science has always had its share of crackpot ideas, pseudoscience, and junk science ― it’s part and parcel of the development of good science. But that doesn’t legitimize any of the crazier ideas. As Catholic author Flannery O’Connor reminds us,...

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36 Doctors For All That Ails You

With the gentle exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, even among saints, there is a pecking order. There's a super-select group of 36 saints who are have shown themselves, by virtue of their lives and writing accomplishments, to be blessed with...

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Sheep, Wolves or Sheepdogs: Take Your Pick

“Listen! I am sending you out just like sheep to a pack of wolves. You must be as cautious as snakes and as gentle as doves. Watch out, for there will be those who will arrest you and take you to court, and they will whip you in the synagogues....

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Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up?

Hagiography, the study of the lives of holy men and women, can be a daunting field. One must distinguish between facts that are absolutely true, data that is probably true, stories that are possibly true and just flat-out pious tales. All the...

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Steve Hemler, the president of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America, has turned his attention to the pursuit of happiness in his most recent book. He defines it in practical, theological and spiritual terms in his Search No More:...

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She’s a Witch! She’s a Christian! But She’s Not Both

I laughed until I realized they were serious. That was a little less than half of a New York minute. Apparently, there are a bunch of―for lack of a better word, “Christians”―who want to also practice demon-inspired sorcery and keep Jesus as...

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Adoption is an Irksome Option When You’re Nancy Pelosi

I’m concerned for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi recently insisted that all adopted children would be better off served had their mothers chosen to abort them. During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi told college student Brianna Kristyn...

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How Bingo Took Over Catholic Parish Halls

Is there any other single word that both expresses exuberant success and one that is closely associated with Catholicism as “Bingo?” What a game! It’s rare to come across any game that interests both young and old alike. I recall sitting next...

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Now We Plainly See the Malice

What good can come from this current, insanely evil rush towards killing not only late-term, fully-developed babies in utero but, in fact, the out-and-out killing of newborns? In my book, the Pro-Life Apologetics Manual, I outlined more than 200...