Angelo Stagnaro

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Burmese Archbishop Paul Grawng: ‘The Pope’s Visit is a Blessing’

On the occasion of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Burma, the first time in that country for any pope, Archbishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng granted me an interview to speak about his hopes and concerns about the upcoming the papal visit. Archbishop...

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Burmese Cardinal Says ‘God Has Answered Our Prayers’ for Upcoming Papal Visit

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to Burma (Myanmar) at the end of this month, I invited Charles Cardinal Bo to speak about his impressions, aspirations and hopes about the Pope’s visit. The following is the transcript of our...

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No Need to Look Any Further: Catholicism is the Original Church

We possess the prophetic message as something altogether reliable. Keep your attention closely fixed on it, as you would on a lamp shining in a dark place until the first streaks of dawn appear and the morning star rises in your hearts. First you...

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A Litany of Harvey Weinstein’s Catholic-Bashing Films

Editor’s Note: The original version of this column omitted the attribution to a press release of Oct. 6, 2017 from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. It also provided an innacurate description of the 1995 film Priest, confusing...

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Catholic Schools Have the Holy Spirit Breathed Into Them Again

On September 26, 2017, the Catholic Education Foundation held its award ceremony at the Church of the Holy Innocents. A reception followed at Arno's Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. The five honorees for the evening ceremony were: Rev. Msgr....

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A Short History of Buddhist Violence Against Christians

Crusades! Witch burnings! Inquisition! Pedophile priests! I’ve heard it all before. Every Catholic has. However, if you know the reality behind these historical events, you quickly learn there is more Black Legend hype, atheist hysteria and...

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Good, to Evil, Seems Evil

Ray Bradbury’s 1962 dark fantasy horror story Something Wicked This Way Comes is well worth the read. It’s an American classic that explores the true nature of evil. A traveling carnival comes to a small Midwestern town one October led by the...

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Catholics in Burma Walk in the Footsteps of Christ

Most Americans don’t recognize the country known currently as Myanmar and only know it by its older, nobler and more authentic name―Burma. The largest ethnic group of Burma call themselves Burmans, after which the nation had previously been...

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The Deep and Abiding Faith of atheists

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” —Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) It takes a great deal of faith to be an atheist. It's odd to think they deny it. To be an atheist, one must dutifully ignore logic,...

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Even If You Can't Trust Anyone, You Can Still Trust God

God is not like people, who lie; He is not a human who changes his mind. Whatever He promises, He does; He speaks, and it is done. (Numbers 23:19) Stop me if you’ve heard this one: If God is omnipotent, can He create a stone so heavy that even...