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Number of priestly ordinations in US plunges in 2018


Young men need help with prayer, catechesis and pursuing virtue. Here's one solution...


Learn how to read the secret language of ships...


Latin: A convert’s romance in three movements...
Rick Becker
The waitress dropped off our check, and the busboy was starting to clear away our syrupy dishes. “Do you have any other questions?” the priest asked. Like the waitress, Fr. Tom was itching to get on with his day. He’d already given up a good chunk of his morning over breakfast with me, but he was being trying to be understanding and polite...


My journey back in time...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Cardinal Newman’s favorite quote is “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” Certainly that was the case for me. The little Evangelical church in which I was brought up was founded in 1963 (or thereabouts) We were big on “new” but not so big on “old.” I was attracted to the historic church when I was at college and that church was the Church of England...


Still thinking about Chick-fil-A, as well as the emerging face of world Christianity...
Terry Mattingly
Every now and then, a magazine like The Atlantic Monthly – a must-read publication, no matter what one's cultural worldview – publishes a cover story that transforms how thinking people think about an important issue. At least, that's true if lots of members of the thinking classes are open to thinking about information that may make them uncomfortable...


Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship...


Catholic Voices succeeds by reframing arguments rather than retorting...
John Allen
While there are undoubtedly many ways to measure the greatness of an idea, here’s one: When it outlives its original application, and becomes a permanent part of a much larger reality. That, in short, is the story of Catholic Voices, which is undoubtedly the most successful Catholic communications initiative of the last decade - and a nominee...


Holy Communion is not a “come one, come all” event...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In the modern debate about who can and should receive Holy Communion there is generally the presumption that everyone has a right to approach the Eucharistic Sacrifice and partake of the Body and Blood of the Lord. Thus, to limit or discourage indiscriminate reception of Communion is not only dismissed as unjust, but also, contrary to the practice of Jesus Christ who “welcomed everyone...


The King of Love My Shepherd Is...


Why seek ye the living in the culture of death?


Pro soccer player shares heart-stopping story...


How would Earth be different if it rotated the other direction?


Here’s the real reason traditional Catholic worship will survive and thrive...


The person who made this video must be the world’s greatest drone pilot...


Mary’s ultimate act of humility: La Negrita in Cartago, Costa Rica...
Marge Fenelon
They call her La Negrita, or the Black Madonna, and she’s the Patron Saint of Costa Rica. In many ways, you might call her a “real doll.” In 1635, a young Tico, or native, girl looking for firewood in the forest saw a peculiar black rock in the shape of a doll that was sitting on top of a large boulder. A mysterious image of a woman and child was engraved on it...


Catholic sexual liberation: A rerun way too late...


Paul VI approved the liturgical reform, but he didn’t like it very much...
Sandro Magister
“The pope wants it.” This is how Monsignor Annibale Bugnini (1912-1982), the author of the liturgical reform that followed Vatican Council II, silenced the experts every time they contested one or another of his most reckless innovations. The pope was Paul VI, who in effect had entrusted to none other than Bugnini the role of secretary and factotum of the council for the reform of the liturgy...

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‘It's the duty of every man’: Rescue on the killer mountain...


We’re a people in need of ‘Babette’s Feast’...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Everything seems to become at once deeper and lighter from the moment you sit down in the Theatre at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church for the off-Broadway production of Babette’s Feast. Originally a short story first published in English in Ladies’ Home Journal, it’s the story of a Christian community in Berlevag, Norway – “the most northern outpost of the continent of Europe in the arctic circle ...


C.S. Lewis Doodle: The problem with priggery...


When someone is new to the Church, meeting his Mother might take a while. And that's OK...
David Mills
It was a particularly mind-twisting conversation. A Protestant man on his way into the Church told me how much he loved praying to the saints. He loved the idea of saints being patrons of different things. I brought up Mary. I think I suggested he start saying the Angelus. He told me he didn’t like Mary being elevated over all the other saints...


How the Barbara Bush cartoon took on a life of its own...


‘I was the butler of three Popes. Let me tell you about John Paul II’s miracle...’...


States battle in courts while tightening noose on abortion clinics...


This ice is nearly as hot as the sun’s surface...


Pope Francis to new priests: Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd...


The little boy with Down syndrome who helped Our Lord carry His Cross...
John Clark
ChurchPop recently reported about the story of a little boy with Down syndrome who comforted an actor portraying Jesus in a Passion procession in Mexico. (See the video above.) Not understanding that it was only a staged performance, the little boy ran up to the actor playing Jesus, comforting him and trying to protect him from the cruel “Roman soldiers...


A reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter...
Scott Hahn
Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David—who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10–13, 23–31). His flock includes other sheep...


Inside Prop Heaven, where Hollywood goes to get its fake food and restaurant sets...


Pope appoints new consultors to CDF, including three women...


The temptation to make Christianity a club is nothing new...
Mark Shea
Jesus welcomes anybody with trust in him to approach him and encourages his disciples to help those with some light to find more light. And that meant the apostles and disciples need to make their faith intelligible to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. To their credit, his disciples learned their lesson. You can see this, for instance...


Memoir of Jewish boy taken from home by Pius IX altered in translation...


SDG reviews ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
“He who sups with the devil,” a wise medieval proverb has it, “needs a long spoon.” William Friedkin, forever known as the director of The Exorcist, may or may not appreciate that proverb, but in The Devil and Father Amorth, a 69-minute documentary featuring Father Gabriele Amorth — perhaps the world’s best-known exorcist until his death in 2016 — Friedkin does interview two people who clearly do...


My angry pro-choice critic called it lying. He was wrong...


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