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Bishop Barron’s New Book Shows How to Defeat the ‘Devil’s Masterpiece’

Bishop Robert Barron pulls no punches in Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, making a direct and powerful appeal to every Catholic tempted to flee the Church after a hellish year of unremitting scandal. “The...

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Archbishop Gomez: Confession Is Sacred

St. Mateo Correa Magallanes was a priest and a Knight of Columbus. During the persecution of the Church in Mexico in 1927, he had a choice to make. He was in the jails hearing confessions from prisoners rounded up by the government. Now, a...

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California Mounts New Assault on the Sacramental Seal of Confession

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have statues protecting and upholding the sacramental seal of confession or, more generally, the inviolable confidentiality of some forms of clergy-faithful communication. There have been attempts to...

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Professor John Rist: Why I Signed the Papal Heresy Open Letter

An open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy and calling the world’s bishops to investigate has been signed by 86 people as of May 10, among them some prominent theologians and other academics. One of the most notable of the initial 19 to sign...

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Pope Francis Affirms Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis greeted an international group dedicated to Jewish-Catholic dialogue Wednesday, calling dialogue “the way better to understand one another.” “I offer you my encouragement, for dialogue is the way … to work together in...

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Church Renewal, One Priest at a Time

ORANGE, Calif. — While in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, Martin Vu heard the startling words of Jesus: “Martin — I want you to be my priest. And one day, you can raise up the Eucharist.” At this time, as an upperclassman studying...

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Ala. Lawmaker’s Remarks on Abortion Align With Abortion Advocates’ Views

Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, made comments recently that shocked many, arguing that abortion was a good solution for “unwanted” children and using an offensive slur for children with disabilities. However, while his remarks were...

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Pope Francis: Christ Liberates Us From Overwhelming Evil

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil. “The Christian knows how overwhelming the power of evil is, and at the same time he experiences how much Jesus, who never...

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Alabama Senate Outlaws Abortion, Setting up Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Challenge

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday that will outlaw nearly all abortion in the state. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, is intended to be a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court...

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Meet the Democratic Candidates for 2020

WASHINGTON — On April 25, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he was running for president for the third time. The announcement seemed to complete a very long list of Democrats competing for their party’s nomination and the chance to...