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Solemnity of the Assumption: ‘Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind’


‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Patricia Heaton sets Twitter on fire, calls out CBS for Iceland murder story...


How Catholics should respond to Charlottesville...
Bishop James Conley
In the late 1940s, Archbishop Joseph Rummel began the process of ending segregation in the parishes, seminary, and schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He faced real opposition, from families, from teachers, from civil officials, and even some of the priests and religious of his diocese. Political leaders threatened to end all state financial support for integrated Catholic schools...


New technology is revealing invisible poems hidden in St. Catherine’s Monastery...


How to live out the ‘Cabrini Option’...
Larry Smith
There’s much current debate about “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation,” the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here’s another option, well established in Catholic social teaching: the preferential option for the poor. Let’s call that the Cabrini Option and understand how we can all pursue that...


If we're serious about tearing down white supremacy, let's start with Planned Parenthood...


Adventurer Bear Woznick teams with Harley-riding Archbishop Thomas Wenski to evangelize ‘real men’ ...


The biblical roots of the Assumption of Mary...
Msgr. Charles Pope
While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in stages: The Assumption Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven...


4 Ways to grow in empathy according to Edith Stein...


Pope's Sunday Angelus: Have faith in Christ, and stay away from ‘horoscopes and fortune tellers’...


Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon...
John Allen
In lots of ways, it’s probably premature to start crafting comparisons between the danger posed by North Korea’s threat to test-fire four ballistic missiles off the coast of Guam, coupled with U.S. President Donald Trump’s stern response, and the terror that gripped the world in October 1962 amid the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back then...


19th Ordinary Sunday: Frightening consolation...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text... sort of. Note that for the 2002 Missale Romanum there was a variation from the 1970MR. In the 2002MR the ablative absolute clause “docente Spiritu Sancto” was inserted...


Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests, new report says...


Art and the transfiguration of the world...


How to go to confession when you haven’t gone in years (warning: autoplay video ad)...
Philip Kosloski
Going to confession for the first time in 5, 10, 20, 30 (or more) years can be daunting. We know we should do it, but there is part of us that is still reluctant or even afraid of going back to the sacraments. Besides feelings of shame, we may simply have forgotten how to go to confession. For those who are hesitant to receive the mercy of God...


Is Spain’s first historian of the Americas buried under Columbus’ tomb?


German Catholicism is rich—but in all the wrong ways...


‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’: Sr. Ruth Pfau, physician renowned for treating lepers, dies at 87...

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12 things to know and share about the Assumption of Mary...
Jimmy Akin
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation (in years when it does not fall on a Monday). What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .


The little-known tradition about the assumption of Moses...


A man who does more for the Korean people than just worry...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
‘Please, don’t tell me more.” It’s become a common plea if not a refrain as I encounter more and more people choosing to disengage from watching the seemingly constant car crash that is our politics and culture. Apparently presidential tweets about war and joke responses about mushroom clouds and North Korean Pokemon armies aren’t their cup of tea...


Is silence consent? Virtue vs. virtue signalling...
Simcha Fisher
Yesterday, I tussled with some friends over the issue of “virtue signalling.” In the immediate aftermath of the hideous events in Charlottesville, my social media was flooded with friends passionately denouncing racism and white supremacism. Some of the denunciations included an exhortation for all decent folk to do the same: You must speak up...


St. Josemaría Escrivá: Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...


Inside the cold-hearted country where Down syndrome is disappearing...


Australian commission proposes forcing priests to break seal of confession...


Here's what really happened in Charlottesville...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I’ll tell you what’s happened in Charlottesville this weekend. It is human beings revealing what lies within. It’s real simple and its been happening since Cain killed his brother Abel. It works like this: Human being is unhappy. He doesn’t know why he’s unhappy. Somebody must be at fault. He needs to blame somebody for his being unhappy...


U.S. bishops call for prayer amid ‘abhorrent’ violence in Charlottesville...


The Catholic Church and the Jews: What is the true story?


Fix your focus: A homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year...


The real reason Catholics can’t be Freemasons...


Converts share what it was like to discover the liturgical calendar...


A prayer for peace...
Anthony Lilles
Under the shadow of the Father's glory, humanity is established in peace -- whether as individuals, or families, or whole societies. This is more true and real than all the passing circumstances of this world below, no matter how evil or catastrophic they might become. Under the shade of this glory, Christ purifies and illuminates our whole human experience so that all that is cold and dark is being made radiant with divine warmth...


Google fires software engineer for ‘advancing harmful gender stereotypes’...


This Marian pope popularized Fatima—and it’s not who you think...


Come over here and say that...
Edward Peters
Austen Ivereigh, in one of the most embarrassing essays Crux has ever run, recently smeared seven talented Catholic commentators as suffering from ‘convert neurosis’. Not once in passing, but repeatedly, Ivereigh uses ‘neurosis’ and ‘neurotic’ in regard to some seven writers, Ross Douthat, Daniel Hitchens, Carl Olson...


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