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Brandt Jean’s extraordinary actions show the ordinary demands of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ
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Belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is a key marker to the Archdiocese of Detroit’s plan for Catholic renewal.
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Planned Parenthood’s decision to withdraw from the Title X program is driven by 2020 politics, but may be a serious miscalculation borne from their abortion rhetoric.
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Bishop Steven Lopes of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter told the Register that Catholics need more than catechesis: they need experiences of Jesus’s real presence in the Mass and through fellowship with the members of Christ’s body.
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American Catholics are discovering a hidden, but glorious legacy of holy men and women, including hundreds of martyrs, in North America thanks to the Tekakwitha Conference.
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Ordinary lay and clergy Catholics gave an avalanche of responses to the U.S. bishops’ Twitter team, which asked people why they were Catholic, and brought their voices into a meeting where they ordinarily are not present.
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An interview with Bishop Robert Barron, author of Letter to a Suffering Church, on how the Holy Spirit equips Catholics to invite men and women into fellowship with Jesus in every age
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The new revised norms from Pope Francis make clear the Personal Ordinariates and their English Patrimony is a force for Catholic evangelization.
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Catholic parishes that celebrate Masses in the Ordinary Form can boost their experience of sacral English or congregational chant with the Ordinariate’s new St. Peter Gradual from Newman House Press.
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For the first time in recent memory, hundreds of lay Catholics gathered on the US bishops fall assembly to demand transparency and accountability following the sex abuse crisis and cover-up.
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Siobhan O’Connor tells the Register how she went from living a dream job to leaking chancery documents after seeing how the diocese handled the complaints of victims of sex abuse.
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The Cardinal’s apology emerges as the McCarrick cover-up scandal and the Pennsylvania grand jury report places bishops and chanceries under the spotlight.
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Bishop Lawrence Persico, singled out by the Grand Jury as a prelate who gives them “hope,” delivered an apology that focused on the suffering of victims — not the Church’s present-day actions.
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Bishop James Checchio takes aim at the ‘fear of retaliation’ — a powerful mechanism that has allowed sexual predators to thrive, and resulted in a stolen generation of vocations.
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Bishop Scharfenberger’s letter responds to the position staked out by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany thanked #MeToo seminarians and priests for exposing ‘institutional sins of denial and suppression,’ and encouraged more to bravely come forward.
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The Register interviewed Patricia Zapor, communications director for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) about the new ‘zero tolerance policy’ on migration via the southern border.
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An article in a peer-reviewed journal suggests that 3 million persons would not have been aborted had Planned Parenthood followed the overall trend of decline in the abortion industry.
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Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture recognized Glendon for all her work to proclaim what St. John Paul II called ‘the Gospel of Life.’
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REVIEW: The World Jewish Congress: 1936 to 2016 sheds light on the backstory of Nostra Aetate, and gives a glimpse into how people of good will on either side of other millennia-old divisions, whether Sunni and Shia, or Muslim and Hindi, can chart a way to true reconciliation.
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Bishop Gregory Mansour explained Catholic Relief Services is part of a collaborative Catholic network supporting the Middle East Church in caring for genocide victims and war refugees.
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The robot Sophia has enchanted the world with her advanced artificial intelligence, but human beings may be missing her implicit warning that human moral conduct will determine our future with AI-robots.
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Although Jane Doe has obtained an abortion, the Justice Department wants to make sure the ACLU cannot use the case for its larger legal abortion strategy.
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Vice President Mike Pence announced the U.S. will work directly with faith-based groups to get genocide victims the help they need to rebuild their lives.
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The Christians of Egypt have defied ISIS and given the world a powerful example of what it means to profess faith in Jesus Christ.
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The acclaimed Catholic translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy shares with the National Catholic Register his reasons for leaving a tenured professorship to join the Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts.
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Here's why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s papacy realized that it had to take charge of the reunion project.
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The outpouring of prayer and solidarity for the Coptic Church over the new martyrs for Christ has highlighted the spiritual unity among Christians that Pope Francis has called the “ecumenism of blood”
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The Los Angeles archbishop delivered the homily at the Requiem Mass for the Unborn, which had 200 seconds of silence and a procession of 200 candles to remember the number of unborn lives lost to abortion that day in Southern California alone.
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The Register's Peter Jesserer Smith went on a Year of Mercy pilgrimage, Oct. 7-15, in the Holy Land of Jordan.
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The Register's Peter Jesserer Smith is on a Year of Mercy pilgrimage, Oct. 7-15, in the Holy Land of Jordan.
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The Register's Peter Jesserer Smith is on a Year of Mercy pilgrimage, Oct. 7-15, in the Holy Land of Jordan.
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The Register's Peter Jesserer Smith goes on a Year of Mercy pilgrimage, Oct. 7-15, to the Holy Land of Jordan.
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The age for Confirmation will be lowered to third grade, and it will be received right before First Holy Communion at the same Mass.
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Peter Jesserer Smith is a staff reporter for the National Catholic Register. He covered Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States in 2015, and to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in 2014. He has reported on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis, including from Jordan and Lebanon on an Egan Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services. Before coming on board the Register in 2013, he was a freelance writer, reporting for Catholic media outlets as the Register and Our Sunday Visitor. He is a graduate of the National Journalism Center and earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Christendom College, where he co-founded the student newspaper, The Rambler, and served as its editor. He comes originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York State.