Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years
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What’s Underneath the Vatican Power Struggle Over Economic Reforms

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cardinal George Pell’s Secretariat of the Economy has had its wings clipped in recent weeks, in terms of its authority to oversee the Vatican’s financial operations.

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St. Sharbel: ‘Wonder-Worker,’ Hermit and Saint

Family Matters: Catholic Living

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Lord’s Prayer: Being, Not Doing

User's Guide to Sunday, July 24

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Moral Leadership in Action: All Lives Really Do Matter

COMMENTARY: The shepherd of the Diocese of Belleville, Ill., says that, ‘in a time of the breakdown of a sense of togetherness among people, there is an acute need for a new authenticity.’

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Catholic Novel Tells the Tale of Two Orphans — and the Beauty of Redemption

Book Pick: We’ll Never Tell Them

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John Paul II’s Advice on Using Media Well

The kind of media that improves us is the kind that is worth consuming.

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How Do the Parties’ Platforms Help or Hurt the Family, in America and Beyond?

COMMENTARY: Examining Republicans, Democrats and the politics of the domestic church.

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SDG Reviews ‘Star Trek Beyond’

It’s still ‘Trek Lite,’ but the rebooted series’s third film avoids the darkness of the first two films and manages to evoke something of the franchise’s trademark optimism — along with its own gonzo action.

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Iraqi Youth Bring Faith-Filled Witness to World Youth Day

‘We are so happy and proud to be Christians,’ says Father Rayan Atto, who is in charge of coordinating the large group traveling to Krakow.

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St. Mary Magdalene: A Symbol of Hope and Mercy

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis has given Mary Magdalene a canonical rank equivalent to that of the apostles.

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In Wake of Pennsylvania Charges, Abuse Spotlight Falls on Religious Orders

U.S.-based orders have undertaken widespread reforms, but criminal charges filed against three Franciscan friars for alleged supervisory failures of a known child molester indicate problems remain.

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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns: Western Politicians and Media Mislead World on Middle East

Speaking with the Register in Rome, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan discusses the plight of his flock and the mistakes in policy and perspective that have compounded their difficulties.

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Bishop Paprocki: Archbishop Chaput’s ‘Amoris’ Guidelines Are ‘Correct’

The new rules on holy Communion and divorce and remarriage from Philadelphia’s shepherd are line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, the Illinois bishop said.

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