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Examination of Conscience on the Theological Virtues - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Father Hardon provides practical norms for making our daily examination of conscience.   Read more...

Excommunication: A Call to Grace - Fr. William Saunders

In January, I read in a Catholic magazine that seven women were excommunicated for trying to be ordained as priests. When is a person excommunicated and can he/she be forgiven?  Read more...

Exorcisms On the Rise - Paul Burnell

In a world where Satanists appear on prime-time TV, neo-pagan religions gather vast followings and tarot card readings are available in the newspapers, experts say it’s no surprise that the number of exorcisms worldwide is rising.  Read more...

Explaining an Annulment - FATHER WILLIAM SAUNDERS

A Protestant friend of mine had a question about annulments, and after my explanation, said, “Sounds like Catholic divorce.”  Read more...

Exploring the Beauty of the Mass - Fr. William Saunders

A person I know has left the Catholic Church and joined a non-denominational Church. One of her reasons is that every worship service is different, while at Mass we always do that same things. What is a good way to respond to her? Why is the Mass the way it is?  Read more...

Exposing Relativism: Three Stories - J. BUDZISZEWSKI

The three stories here effectively blow the whistle on relativism, exposing the self-deception and inconsistency which accompany that widely held position.  Read more...

Faith and Freedom: In praise of religious liberty - Robert A. Sirico

The first American president put his finger on an important difference between the role of religion in the U.S. and that professed and practiced by the likes of the Taliban. In many parts of the world, religion inspires despotism, unending bloodshed, and war; but here, many faiths, each vigorous in its truth-claims, live at peace with each other and form the foundation of society.  Read more...

Faith and the Basic Instincts of the Saint - Deacon Douglas McManaman

Faith is the virtue most commonly rewarded and praised by our Lord. Sometimes, as in the case of St. Mary Magdalene, he praised love, at others, humility. But such cases are rare. Almost always it was faith he rewarded and praised. Why was this?  Read more...

Faith and the Good News - Rev. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

Since practically every article of the Nicene Creed — which we profess at Mass every Sunday — has been called into question and put in doubt in recent years by some theologians and intellectuals, I have thought it best to begin this series with a number of articles on the Creed. Let us start with the Catholic notion of faith.  Read more...

Faith in the Church - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

The Nicene Creed embodies our official profession of faith as Roman Catholics. The three major sections concern the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the final section we profess our faith in the Church, Baptism, resurrection of the dead and eternal life. Let us reflect on our faith in the Church.  Read more...

Faith seeking understanding - Father George W. Rutler

When St. Philip asked our Lord to "show us the Father" (John 14:8), he was an example of what St. Anselm called "faith seeking understanding."  Read more...

Father and Son - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

The Creed that we pray at Mass every Sunday devotes more space to explaining the unique relationship of Jesus, the Son, to the Father, than it does to any other single item.  Read more...

Father Cantalamessa on Pruning - Father Raniero Cantalamessa

Here is a translation of a commentary by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pontifical Household, on this Sunday's Gospel reading.  Read more...

Fatima and Faithfulness - Father George W. Rutler

The singular and mysterious events surrounding the apparitions at Fatima in 1917, which will be celebrated on May 13, were deemed by the Church to be, while not essential doctrine since all revelation ended with the death of the last apostle, certainly "worthy of belief."  Read more...

Faustina Kowalska is a Gift of the Land of Poland to the Whole Church - ZENIT

“With Faustina Kowalska, the great message of Divine Mercy penetrates the sufferings of the 20th century to reach the Christians of the new millennium,” John Paul II said this morning, when opening the solemn ceremony for the canonization of the Polish nun, in the presence of some 200,000 pilgrims.  Read more...

Feast of Christ the King - Fr. Douglas Pankhurst

My dear friends: This Liturgical year began on the First Sunday of Advent, and it ends today with the Feast of Christ the King. During the Liturgical year, we re-live the life of Christ and try to immerse ourselves in the kingdom he came to establish. It is right, therefore, to ask yourselves at this end of the year: "Is Christ more king of my life now than a year ago?"   Read more...

Fidelity - Donald DeMarco

The son of Lithuanian immigrants, Edward Krauciunas grew up in the Back of the Yards section of Chicago, which was well known for it knockdown-dragout toughness.  Read more...

Fighting a Good Fight - Anthony Esolen

In last Sunday's epistle, we heard, or almost heard, the brave words of Saint Paul, writing to Timothy from his imprisonment in Rome and awaiting what he must have foreseen would be his glorious martyrdom.   Read more...

Finding Faith - SIGRID UNDSET

Sigrid Undset, who won the Noble prize for literature in 1928, explains freedom and authority as they concern a person’s relationship with the Catholic Church. We have a basic mistrust for all authority that is of this world, and at the same time our human nature is subject to an incurable desire for authority.  Read more...

Finding God in the Details - Tim Gray

Biblical narratives recount great events and people, and from these stories one is to learn — by both the good and the evil characters and their deeds — how to live according to God’s plan. Reading biblical narratives, however, takes much more work and skill than we modern readers are accustomed to exerting.  Read more...

First Communion and First Penance - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, I attended my grandson's First Holy Communion in another diocese. I was surprised to find that he did not make his First Penance yet. I thought that a child had to make First Penance before First Communion. Is it optional?  Read more...

Flying with Both Wings: Why Christians Need Philosophy - JOHN F. CROSBY

Let us look at the striking opening line of Pope John Paul II’s latest encyclical, Fides et Ratio: “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” Notice: not faith alone, but faith and reason.  Read more...

Following Mary's Advent Footsteps - Fr. Roger J. Landry

Each year, on the fourth Sunday of Advent, the Church has us focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Read more...

For All or For Many? - Edward Sri

Of all the changes in the new Mass translation, two words which will be used by the priest at the consecration have evoked the most questions. Those two words are "for many."  Read more...

Forgive Us . . . As We Forgive - Scott Hahn

The “Our Father” is a prayer of limitless depth. Taken all at once, it can be overwhelming. So it’s good for us to take the time, as we have been doing, to meditate upon each of the prayer’s petitions individually.  Read more...


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