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Book calling for Catholic blessing of homosexual couples 2020-05-26 13:02:00CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 11:02 am (CNA).- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese 2020-05-26 10:00:00CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a loc

Catholics call for public inquiry into UK nursing 2020-05-23 04:00:00CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:00 am (CNA).- Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing

Bishop laments ‘sinister’ promotion of at-home medical abortions 2020-05-22 11:00:00CNA Staff, May 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- An English bishop has criticized the government for promoting at-home medical abortions during the coronavi

Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to 2020-05-21 13:15:00Rome Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pr

Bishops respond to England's new ‘opt out’ organ 2020-05-21 06:00:00CNA Staff, May 21, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially u

Hungarian legislation to ban changing sex on official 2020-05-20 20:36:00CNA Staff, May 20, 2020 / 06:36 pm (CNA).- A bill passed by the Hungarian Parliament this week stipulates that birth certificates and other identifica

Seminarians need 'solid formation' in hospital ministry, chaplain 2020-05-19 15:30:00CNA Staff, May 19, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Future seminarians should receive an “absolutely solid formation” in hospital ministry, a pries

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her 2020-05-18 17:47:00Rome Newsroom, May 18, 2020 / 03:47 pm (CNA).- One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult

French state council orders religious gathering ban be 2020-05-18 15:15:00CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 01:15 pm (CNA).- The French Council of State ruled Monday that a ban on religious gatherings in the country is a disproporti

‘Humble and dedicated’ bishop dies from the coronavirus  2020-05-18 14:30:00CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- An English bishop died Monday after contracting the coronavirus. The Archdiocese of Liverpool said that Bi

Catholics rejoice as public Masses resume in Rome 2020-05-18 11:30:00Rome, Italy, May 18, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- As Rome reopened shops and restaurants on Monday, Catholics rejoiced in being able to attend Mass again f

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How Jesus is the model of all peacemakers New! 2020-06-03 00:00:57Benedict XVI explained that true and lasting peace can only be found in Jesus Christ.

12 Baby girl names that bear the seal New! 2020-06-03 00:00:49These lovely, classic names help little girls know of God's love for them throughout their lives.

Jerusalem’s ancient Tombs of the Kings site reopens New! 2020-06-03 00:00:46Archaeological site was closed for a decade of renovations and months of pandemic.

The art of discernment: How to make the New! 2020-06-03 00:00:42It's not always immediately clear what direction we should take, but here's some advice for decision-making.

Pray for the healing of racial division with New! 2020-06-03 00:00:33Ask God to bring his healing touch to racial tensions that continue to engulf our world.

How to keep your friendships strong after you New! 2020-06-03 00:00:29Things are bound to change and must adjust, but marriage is a great opportunity to rediscover what friendship really means.

More women are choosing to go gray right New! 2020-06-03 00:00:25With quarantine closing salons, many of us have been embracing our silver strands, challenging the cultural message that youth = beauty.

Finding faith in superheroes: From Superman’s spirituality to New! 2020-06-03 00:00:20Fr. Christopher Ortega talks to Tomek Grodecki about finding God in 'Man of Steel,' 'X-Men (TV Series)' and 'Batman: The Animated Series.'

Adorable 7-year-old holds prom for his teen nanny New! 2020-06-03 00:00:11Curtis Rodgers wanted to show his nanny just how much she meant to him.

Pentecost Online Retreat, Day 3: The Gift of New! 2020-06-02 19:00:24Unpack the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit with an online seven-day retreat with the Dominican Friars and the Sisters of Life.

A lucky few are the first to be New! 2020-06-02 13:47:01After being closed for three months due to the coronavirus, art galleries show off newly restored Raphael paintings.

Communication in Catholic institutions, in four online sessions New! 2020-06-02 11:23:03These digital seminars in English about communication for universities, ecclesial institutions, and social organizations will take place daily from Ju

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Witnessing Martyrdom 2020-06-02 06:00:00To walk south from Rome along the Via Appia is to follow in the footsteps of Saint Peter. Mostly, people take the journey for different reasons than h

A Call To Conversion 2020-06-01 10:20:00When I first watched the video of the confrontation that ended Ahmaud Arbery’s life, I did not simply see a homicide. Instead, I saw two white m

Historian of the Present 2020-05-29 06:00:00Fair Warning by michael connelly little, brown, 399 pages, $29.00 Continue Reading »

An Attack on Free Speech in Finland 2020-05-28 09:05:00Finland continues to persecute parliamentarian Päivi Räsänen for publicly defending the biblical view of homosexuality. On March 2, pol

Extraordinary Evangelization in Extraordinary Times 2020-05-27 06:00:00I’d heard about Father Alexander Sherbrooke long before we met in June 2011; Father Sherbrooke had been a mentor for young friends of mine who h

Homeschoolers and Ideologues 2020-05-26 08:10:00Harvard professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s attack on homeschooling is the kind of argument that would, if a few nouns were changed, be right at h

What We’ve Been Reading—May 2020 2020-05-25 06:00:00Mark Bauerlein Contributing Editor Continue Reading »

Babies For Sale 2020-05-22 11:00:00The New York State Legislature has legalized commercial gestational surrogacy—the contractual renting of wombs and the buying and selling of new

The Idea of the Catholic School 2020-05-22 08:50:00One needn’t be a Hegelian to think that ideas have consequences. We tend to focus on the negative effects of bad ideas, heresies, metaphysical e

Queer Times 2020-05-21 06:00:00Darel Paul’s “ Under the Rainbow Banner ” in the June/July issue of First Things might be one of the most important and incisive

Games Intellectuals Play 2020-05-20 06:00:00Shortly after President John F. Kennedy’s cabinet met for the first time, Vice President Lyndon Johnson waxed enthusiastic about the best and th

An Encounter With My Past 2020-05-19 06:00:00Most of my memory of my teenage years is firmly locked and sealed. Sometimes a long-forgotten smell, the most evocative of all the senses in this deod

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Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots New! 2020-06-02 18:17:00Minneapolis, Minn., Jun 2, 2020 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- As protests turned violent Thursday night after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was kill

Sen. Sasse: ‘Word of God’ not a prop New! 2020-06-02 18:00:00CNA Staff, Jun 2, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday condemning President Donald Trump’

Black Catholics urge prayer, change after Floyd killing New! 2020-06-02 17:08:00Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 2, 2020 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Cath

Trump signs order on international religious freedom after New! 2020-06-02 15:55:00Washington D.C., Jun 2, 2020 / 01:55 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order “to advance international religious

La Salle brother receives human rights award in New! 2020-06-02 15:38:00CNA Staff, Jun 2, 2020 / 01:38 pm (CNA).- A La Salle brother and educator has been given an award in recognition of his defense of human rights amid r

JPII shrine says Trump visit long scheduled, while New! 2020-06-02 12:10:00Washington D.C., Jun 2, 2020 / 10:10 am (CNA).- Amid burgeoning conflict regarding the president’s response to riots across the country, Preside

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call New! 2020-06-02 11:15:00Rome Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 09:15 am (CNA).- Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a l

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown 2020-06-02 08:30:00CNA Staff, Jun 2, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survi

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic 2020-06-02 08:00:00Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- On Saturday, protests in Chicago over the death of George Floyd turned violent. As rioters t

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests 2020-06-02 06:00:00Vatican City, Jun 2, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests.  In a messag

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms 2020-06-02 05:01:00Vatican City, Jun 2, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scen

Citing COVID risk, Davenport bishop calls for release 2020-06-02 02:42:00Denver Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 12:42 am (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa has written a letter to the local homeland security chief ask

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Those Trusting in the Lord are like Mt. 2020-05-26 17:00:00The COVID-19 coronavirus may be a divine scourge as well as a call to return to God affecting seriously one fourth of humanity, and which becomes a ni

The Power of the Rosary 2020-05-26 06:26:55We have nearly traveled through the month of May, even if it has been tarnished and hugely saddened by the coronavirus pandemic. However, have we ever

To Soar Above 2020-05-23 15:18:51It might be hard to soar above what seems a rather prosaic description of the Ascension of Jesus Christ (cf. Acts 1:9) so as to benefit spiritually as

Massive Inflation May Be Coming 2020-05-22 04:34:00The federal government is moving into the final stages of its fiscal life. Deficits have gotten so enormous that the Federal Reserve simply prints the

What Has the Shire to Do with Rome? 2020-05-19 09:28:22The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been e

The Gift of Appreciation 2020-05-18 06:44:16I recently wrote about the consequences of the Covid19 crisis—both the self-sacrificing good works it prompted and, in sharp contrast,

Following Divine Invitations 2020-05-16 06:34:44Today we should be in for a treat. Not candy, but a treat of the rarest, most precious commodities: LOVE And do we ever need it! Even on Chr

Worth the Risk 2020-05-13 08:33:03For centuries missionary priests have risked their lives to spread the Gospel and expand the reach of the Catholic Church. Many have been martyred for

Crises Have Consequences 2020-05-10 15:00:00Covid-19 came to America and the rest of the world without warning and changed our lives in ways never imagined except perhaps in science-fiction. Peo

Mr. Fixit? 2020-05-10 04:19:03On the 5th Sunday of Easter, as a Community of Faith, today we go over Jesus’ farewell speech, the words he spoke the night before his death (Jo

Regarding Non-Essential Workers 2020-05-08 17:00:00Few people in history have seen more jobs up close than Mike Rowe, the longtime host of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Dirty Jobs. Now the

Life On Earth: A Serious Business 2020-05-08 06:44:11One of the greatest movies ever made was Cecile B. DeMille’s 1956 epic The Ten Commandments, with the actor Yul Brynner portraying the Egyptian

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‘The Love of Tradition Brings People Together’ 2020-05-28 05:10:48An interview with the Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico, Director of Vocations and Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Pri

Distance Learning Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 2020-05-28 05:00:56It’s been a strange and difficult semester for Catholic schools and colleges. Our institutions offer a unique social, spiritual, and intellectua

On Covid and the Grimpen 2020-05-27 05:10:46The pandemic has suddenly thrown our affluent and seemingly secure and safe lives into a tailspin. In fact, the security and certainty was always an i

Was Jesus a Secularist? 2020-05-27 05:00:50Did Jesus legitimize the concept of a secular state? Many people, including well-intentioned Christians in today’s polite society, seem to think

Christianity Gets Normal 2020-05-26 05:10:20Here’s a rule of thumb: if The New York Times is praising you, you’re doing something wrong. On March 8, the Times ran an article by Tara

We Need More Spiritual Mothers 2020-05-26 05:10:02A couple of years ago, a particularly bright and perceptive student of mine commented that Catholic parishes were like single-parent homes. She elabor

‘Greater Love Has No Man Than This’ 2020-05-25 05:10:54One of the timeless traditions that occurs at the United States Naval Academy during plebe summer, before one is welcomed into the Brigade of Midshipm

What Did They Fight For? 2020-05-25 05:00:05It stands overlooking the Thames, across an exceptionally glorious view of a beautiful part of England. White and austere, it has the solemn feel

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses 2020-05-22 05:10:38It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselv

Reflections on the Protestant Revolution 2020-05-22 05:00:38According to one sage observation: he who gets to name names, wins. Why do we talk about the Protestant Reformation and not the Protestant Revolution,

The Fate of the First Amendment Will Be 2020-05-21 05:10:10This month the Little Sisters of the Poor returned to the U.S. Supreme Court, once again defending their right to practice the Catholic Faith by refus

Domesticity Is Not Slavery 2020-05-21 05:00:37The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000.” It was exactly as cynical and on

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Billions More Desert Locusts Devour Crops from India 2020-05-28 08:29:55From India and Pakistan to Africa and the Middle East, farmers face a perfect storm. Already struggling with crippling coronavirus lockdowns, they fac

China Tightens Grip on Hong Kong, Residents Fear 2020-05-27 09:32:42The communist government plans to impose new security laws severely curtailing human rights and other personal freedoms of residents in Hong Kong.

Senators Ernst and Grassley Ask Trump to Deploy 2020-05-26 16:20:43Two Republican senators are asking President Trump to protect Christians facing ongoing brutal persecution from Islamic groups in Nigeria.

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannon 2020-05-24 07:03:24Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march a

Memorial Service to Honor Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias 2020-05-23 12:32:19A private memorial service will be live-streamed on May 29 to celebrate the life and legacy of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias.

Shock Report Reveals India's Extreme Levels of Persecution 2020-05-23 08:15:33Government leaders in India were issued a stern warning recently from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in thei

China Makes Communist Power Grab: 'The Rule of 2020-05-22 15:38:45While the rest of the world is focused on fighting a deadly pandemic, China has launched another communist power grab.

'It Has Been Beautiful': Mobile Church in Kenya 2020-05-22 13:45:26A church in Kenya has taken its services on the road, travelling to apartment blocks and performing sermons and music from the street below, allowing

China Forcing Christian Teachers to Renounce Their Faith 2020-05-21 17:10:20In the Chinese government's continuing effort to crush Christianity inside its borders, teachers are now being told to renounce their faith or face t

Lee Strobel Talks About ‘Cultural Prophet’ Ravi Zacharias, 2020-05-21 16:56:44Several years ago, Lee Strobel — the famed atheist-turned-Christian journalist — interviewed the late apologist Ravi Zacharias for one of

Ravi Zacharias Was One of the World's Most 2020-05-21 15:44:44In 2013, I finally did meet Ravi in Bangalore, India at a gathering of Christian leaders. More than his accolades of honorary doctorates, countless bo

'GO 2020:' Global Movement Aims to Reach 1 2020-05-21 11:05:21 In 2020, Global Outreach Day has transformed into a monthlong movement called "GO 2020," with a lofty goal to reach one billion people with th

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