Faith, Hope And Charity

August 28, 2014

Faith, Family and Football: A Reflection on ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

August 28, 2014

Regensburg Revisited: Faith, Reason and the Islamic State

COMMENTARY

August 25, 2014

Pope Francis: Build Rock-Solid Faith Like St. Peter

In his Angelus address, the Holy Father challenged the faithful to build up the Church ‘in every part of the world.’

July 10, 2014

World Cup Soccer: Players, Fans and Faith

July 1, 2014

Interview: Filmmaker Scott Derrickson on Horror, Faith, Chesterton and His New Movie

The director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose — and Marvel’s recruit to direct Doctor Strange — talks about mystery, Catholicism, confronting evil and his new film, Deliver Us From Evil.

March 25, 2014

Register Radio: Catholics in the Ukraine and Walking With Purpose

November 26, 2013

Full Text of Benedict XVI's Letter to Atheist

November 23, 2013

Building a Case for Faith

Book pick on A Faith Brief: A Lawyer's Argument for Why Faith Prevails over Doubt

September 15, 2013

Requiem for a Son

COMMENTARY

August 30, 2013

Charity 5K Takes on New Meaning as Family Preps for Adoption

The Little Flowers Virtual 5K run inspires its founders to adopt a child of their own.

July 10, 2013

Pope Grants Indulgences for World Youth Day

Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence to World Youth Day attendants and to people who cannot attend but can participate remotely.

July 5, 2013

14 things you need to know about Pope Francis’s new encyclical

July 3, 2013

Take Courage in Your Weakness, Pope Francis Teaches

The Pope encourages Catholics to battle temptations by going to Christ with humility.

June 27, 2013

Family Advocates Say Marriage Ruling Ignores Children

President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors said it is time for Christians ‘to rise up and renew their efforts to protect marriage and strengthen the families in their communities.’

June 25, 2013

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics Should Live Their Faith ‘All In’

Archbishop Chaput encourages Catholics to reconfigure their lives to understanding and acting on the New Evangelization.

June 25, 2013

Fight Against Secularism Unites Jews, Catholics, Pope Says

Pope Francis said the Vatican II document 'Nostra Aetate' is the Church’s ‘key point of reference for relations with the Jewish people.’

June 13, 2013

Church-Turned-Abortion Facility Now a Pro-Life Haven

Pro-life leaders, pastors and members of the community prayed specifically with the intention of reclaiming that building for God.

June 12, 2013

Pope Encourages Church Rich in Praise, Not Wealth

Pope Francis based his homily on Matthew's Gospel where Jesus said: ‘freely you have received, freely give.’

June 7, 2013

Chicago Archdiocese Launches Massive Formation Campaign

The ‘To Teach Who Christ Is’ campaign will provide need-based scholarships for archdiocesan Catholic schools and parishes.

May 31, 2013

Spiritual Generosity Is Form of Solidarity, Pope States

Pope Francis said that Jesus speaks in silence in the mystery of the Eucharist and following him means to ‘come out of ourselves and not make our life our possession, but a gift to him and to others.’

May 30, 2013

Holy See Decries Intolerance ‘In the Name of Tolerance’

Bishop Mario Toso pointed to severe restrictions on Christian speech and conscience that can become the grounds of a criminal complaint in many European countries.

May 30, 2013

Church in Northern Arabia Longs for ‘Place to Worship’

Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of Kuwait, said a major concern for his vicariate is promoting religious freedom for Christians in the area.

May 28, 2013

Don’t Create Sacrament of ‘Pastoral Customs,’ Pope Preaches

The Pope reminds Christians to open the door to the ‘holy people of God, a simple people, who want to get closer to Jesus.’

May 28, 2013

Adoration With Pope Energizing Catholics Worldwide

The gathering will be an hour of simultaneous adoration for the feast of Corpus Christi, which Pope Francis will begin in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5pm Rome time.

May 22, 2013

Catholicism in America: In Progress or Regress?

BOOK PICK: Russell Shaw’s latest work chronicles the Church in the United States.

May 22, 2013

Pope: Power Struggles Within the Church Are Outside Jesus’ Vision

The Holy Father explains that real power is service and what will make us seem more like Jesus.

May 16, 2013

Hollywood’s ‘Gay Culture’ Reshaping America

Almost 20% of Americans say TV has shifted their opinion in favor of the redefinition of marriage.

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

May 15, 2013

Pontificate of Pope Francis Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Cardinal Jose Polycarpo celebrated the consecration at the Portuguese shrine dedicated to Our Lady, with thousands of the faithful present.

May 1, 2013

Victory for the Ground Zero Cross

COMMENTARY

April 30, 2013

New Film Depicts Dramatic Revival of Omaha Parish

Where Heaven Meets Earth will make its premiere today on EWTN.

April 26, 2013

Vatican Official Cautions of ‘Subtle’ Religious Freedom Violations

Cardinal Giancarlo Ravasi says the restrictions on religious freedom ‘are not simply legal or political issues but a direct outrage on the human dignity of persons.’

April 25, 2013

Religious Sisters Celebrate One Year of Blocking Illinois Adult Club

Proprietors of the club have been accused of breaking state law, which requires a 1,000-foot ‘buffer zone’ between places of worship and such businesses.

April 18, 2013

Author Calls for U.S. ‘Catholic Subculture’ to Regain Identity

Russell Shaw, in his new book, American Church, argues that there are large amounts of “Catholics in name only,” due to the cultural assimilation of Catholics into the mainstream.

April 10, 2013

U.S. Representative Decries Attacks on Coptic Christians

Egyptian Coptic Christians have faced a significant increase in violence since the country’s 2011 revolution.

April 9, 2013

Fight Against HHS Mandate Draws Thanks From Bishops

Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, thanks all those who have challenged the HHS mandate in federal courts.

April 8, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

April 2, 2013

Venezuelan Cardinal: Don’t Equate Human Leaders With Christ

Interim President Maduro called Hugo Chavez ‘the redeeming Christ of the poor of America.’

March 22, 2013

Syrian War Especially Hard on Christians, Priest Notes

In the ten years since the invasion of Iraq, the country’s Christian population has plummeted.

March 22, 2013

Spiritual Poverty Threatens World Peace, Pope States

Pope Francis emphasized that building real brotherhood requires the contributions of faith.

March 19, 2013

Catholic Youth Congress Highlights Friendship With Christ

Hundreds of young people took part in the 2013 Convivio Youth Congress.

March 19, 2013

Architect Says Churches Must Be Beautiful to Reflect Faith

New book is meant to guide pastors, parishioners and architects as they set out to renovate or build new churches.

March 7, 2013

Peaceful Dialogue Requires Religious Freedom, Archbishop Tells U.N.

Archbishop Tomasi promotes genuine freedom of religion that opens the road to peace and authentic human development through mutual recognition.

March 5, 2013

Survey Reveals Strong U.S. Connection to Local Churches

Numbers show how Americans prioritize religion.

February 28, 2013

Cardinal Wuerl Describes Spiritual Experience of Conclave

The archbishop of Washington asks the Church to pray and ask God to send the Holy Spirit on the cardinals during the conclave.

February 24, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: What's relationship between faith and reason? And the limits of either?

January 27, 2013

If you're sick, does that mean you don't have enough faith in God?

December 7, 2012

Is your parish missing a huge opportunity this Christmas?

September 28, 2012

Thank God for the HHS Mandate

September 4, 2012

Pope Benedict: Faith Must Be Lived With Integrity

The Holy Father reminded pilgrims Sept. 2 that God's law brings true freedom. The real meaning of following God’s law, he said, is 'to live in listening to God.'

September 1, 2012

Accessible Sainthood

Saturday Book Pick: 'Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva.'

August 27, 2012

Pope Benedict: Sincerity Is Key to Faith

A lack of sincerity in life is 'the mark of the devil,' as witnessed in the decision of Judas Iscariot to continue following Christ even after he had ceased to believe in him, the Holy Father said Aug. 26.

August 21, 2012

Pope Benedict: We Are 'Made for the Infinite'

The Holy Father wrote a letter emphasizing people's hard-wired instinct to know God for the current Communion & Liberation conference.

July 23, 2012

Orthodoxy of the Heart

July 17, 2012

Archbishop-Designate Aquila Prepares to Take the Reins in Denver

The fifth archbishop of the ‘Mile High Archdiocese’ will be installed July 18.

July 9, 2012

Pope Benedict Reminds the Faithful to Be Open to God's Miracles

The Holy Father's first Angleus of his summer vacation on July 8.

June 14, 2012

National Character Test: Morality and Religious Freedom Matter

June 17 issue editorial for Flag Day.

June 8, 2012

More faith to be an atheist than a Christian

May 26, 2012

Mary and the Christian

Saturday Book Pick: Father Stravinskas’ meditations on the Blessed Mother.

April 27, 2012

The Healing of a Football Player’s Wounded Heart

Former quarterback finds peace of soul in the Mass, priesthood and intercession of St. Joseph.

April 19, 2012

Archbishop Mansell: 'We Must Always Work for Resurrection to Overcome Threat of Death'

Archbishop of Hartford on religious-liberty fight: 'We must all continue to fight for that fundamental right, basic in the history of our country. '

April 17, 2012

U.S. Bishops Issue Online Resource on the New Evangelization

Only an estimated 23% of U.S. Catholics attend Mass each week, the bishops say, so 'the New Evangelization places a special emphasis on welcoming back to the Lord’s table all those who are absent, because they are greatly missed and needed to build up the body of Christ.'

April 10, 2012

Was JFK Right to Uphold an ‘Absolute’ Separation of Church and State?

Rick Santorum bows out of the race. But his critique of President Kennedy has already prompted Cardinal Dolan to offer his own assessment of JFK's legacy, signaling a broader push to challenge Catholic attitudes on political engagement.

April 7, 2012

A Challenging Book, but Worth the Time

Saturday Book Pick: Stratford Caldecott’s All Things Made New: The Mysteries of the World in Christ.

March 25, 2012

It Takes a Family

March 25 issue editorial relevant to the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 26: what the Holy Family can teach modern families.

March 23, 2012

Real Religion Is Faith Lived

March 25 issue column: The problem is not religion, but false religion. Real religion is a good thing because it consists precisely of doing those works of charity Jesus exemplifies.

March 23, 2012

The State of Religion in America

New Pew Research poll features Americans' opinions of the Obama administration's attitude toward religion and the role for religion in public life.

March 19, 2012

Winning the Mandate Debate

March 25 issue editorial on Health and Human Services issue.

March 15, 2012

Cardinal Wuerl to Catholics: 'Seek First the Kingdom' in Order to Challenge the Culture

In interview about his new book, Washington's archbishop encourages the faithful to be part of the New Evangelization in response to Christ’s commission to witness to the world.

March 10, 2012

Nationalism, Sectarianism and Elitism

March 11 issue column on "isms": The Catholic Church embraces all, and in this universality our ethnic, sectarian and elitist divisions vanish.

March 9, 2012

Mission, Ministry and 'The Journey Home'

March 11 issue In Person interview with EWTN's Marcus Grodi.

March 7, 2012

Pope: Evangelize With Silence

March 11 issue editorial on how the work of bringing the world to God must involve silence as much as it involves words and actions.

February 27, 2012

States vs. Marriage

UPDATE: As legislation moves forward in Maryland, groups vow to bring issue to referendum. 'The Catholic Church, like others throughout Western civilization for thousands of years, has regarded marriage for its unique gifts rooted in nature,' said Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, apostolic administrator of Baltimore. Also: New Jersey governor vetoes same-sex 'marriage' bill.

February 24, 2012

GOP Candidates Affirm Faith and Family Values While Denouncing Administration's Policies

The latest news from the campaign trail.

February 23, 2012

The Ideological Morgue

Feb. 26 issue column on why the Church's voice is needed in the war on religious freedom.

February 21, 2012

A Catholic Finds Faith at Oxford

Colleges Week feature from Feb. 12 issue: How daily Mass at the Oxford Oratory, founded by none other than Blessed John Henry Newman, made all the difference for an Anglophile college student.

February 20, 2012

Pope Delivers Series of Poignant Addresses on the Faith

This past week the Holy Father has focused on culture, faith, families, religious freedom and vocations.

February 14, 2012

Catholic College Courses You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Colleges Week feature from Feb. 12 issue: How the faith factor presents itself in the classroom.

February 13, 2012

Equipping Men for the Spiritual Battle

The co-host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock discusses his plan to prepare men for life’s most important moments.

February 12, 2012

Nun Maintains Polish Ties Through 100-Year Family Correspondence

Letters' legacy reflects faith and family. Feb. 12 issue feature.

February 11, 2012

Religious, Not Spiritual

Feb. 12 column. Mark Shea's response to that much-talked-about video.

February 10, 2012

Secularism's Toll on Catholic Americans

Father Robert Barron on HHS mandate: 'I would hope that American Catholics would argue against the Obama administration move, not only because they are Catholics, but also because they are Americans.'

February 10, 2012

President Obama to Modify His Contraception Mandate

‘Accommodation, Not Compromise?’

February 7, 2012

Catholics, Unite!

Feb. 12 issue editorial: In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, the rights of “conscience” were said to trump moral teaching that barred contraception, abortion and non-marital sexual relationships. Now, the raw power of the state has been used to violate the conscience rights of believers in an open and unapologetic manner.

February 6, 2012

Blessing of Bella

Feb. 12 issue editorial on how the life of 3-year-old Isabella Maria Santorum has turned out to be a blessing for all of us.

February 6, 2012

Pope: Faith Can Overcome Suffering of Illness

Benedict XVI said Feb. 5: The sick can 'overcome and defeat the test of disease with a heart immersed in the love of God.'

February 3, 2012

How Lila Rose Became Pro-Life … and Catholic

The founder of Live Action recalls early influences from Protestant parents who read the Church Fathers.

February 2, 2012

A Misunderstood Sacrament, The Soul is Meant to be a Kind of Heaven, Prayer and Action, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

January 30, 2012

Indianapolis Catholic Church Welcomes Super Bowl Fans

Chris Godfrey, the former NFL Giants guard who played on the Super Bowl XXI-winning team in 1987, will be a guest speaker at St. John the Evangelist Church prior to the Feb. 5 game.

January 29, 2012

How to Beat the Devil

User's Guide to Sunday, Jan. 29.

January 27, 2012

How Modern Eugenics Discounts Human Dignity

The Sum of Millions of Individual Choices: Jan. 29 issue column.

January 25, 2012

Catholics, Be Courageous!

Jan. 29 issue editorials on combating relativism and standing up for faith and truth.

January 24, 2012

Witnesses for Life: A Young Person's Account of the March for Life 2012

Massive crowd joins together for one amazing cause.

January 23, 2012

'Jesus Didn't Come to Abolish Religion; He Came to Fulfill It'

A response to recent pro-Jesus, anti-religion Internet video.

January 23, 2012

Pro-Life Victory in Illinois

Former Rockford school where abortion-bound women entered through the 'girl's entrance' finally closed.

January 14, 2012

Understanding the Incarnation

Jan. 15 issue column

January 13, 2012

Why Educating Youth on Morality Matters

Pope and Spanish bishop highlight need to teach young people the truth about justice, peace and love and sexuality.

January 11, 2012

Supreme Court Unanimously Backs Hosanna Tabor Church, Decides in Favor of Religious Liberty

Constitutional scholars hail decision, a defeat for the Obama administration.

January 9, 2012

True Education Brings Hope

Jan. 15 issue editorial

January 1, 2012

New Year for the New Evangelization

Practical tips to help you evangelize in 2012.

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