A Selection from Louis de Wohl’s novel about Saint Francis Xavier - Ignatius Insight Scoop

Ukraine Sends Christmas Tree to Vatican as Relations Thaw Further - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

The Catholic Witness of St. John the Baptist - Dc. Mike Bickerstaff, Integrated Catholic Life™

Why was John Baptizing? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Parental involvement in New Social Media - Teresa Tomeo, OSV Newsweekly

Magdalena Gornik: Mystic, Stigmatic and Victim Soul - Mystics of the Church

Cohabitation and Marriage: Not Equal Alternatives - Fr. John Flynn LC, Zenit

A Canonical Comment on Newt Gingrich’s Oddball Remark - Dr. Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

Newt Gingrich on His Catholic Faith & the Eucharist (video) - The American Catholic

Abp. Nichols Responds to Critics of his Civil Unions Approach - David Kerr, Catholic News Agency

Peter Kreeft: A Catholic cannot be Today what is called a Liberal about Abortion - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Pelosi and the “Lobbying” Bishops - Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos/The Anchoress

Two Lesbians Raised a Baby and This Is What They Got - Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic

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