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Miracles - PETER KREEFT

The modern sceptic typically assumes that everything we experience can be explained by the sciences without any supernatural agency, any God, any miracles? Here are twelve common forms this objection takes in our day along with twelve brilliant responses by Peter Kreeft.  Read more...

Missing Mass for No Reason - Rev. William Saunders

I was visiting relatives over Easter, and sadly they do not attend Mass. I went to Mass, and reminded them that missing Mass was a mortal sin. They said, "Oh, that was in the old days. Missing Mass is no longer a mortal sin." What do you say? Please give me some ammunition.  Read more...

Modest Dress in the Modern World - Fr. William Saunders

Recently I attended a wedding and the bride wore a gown with her shoulders bare and a good bit of her back and front exposed. When I was growing up, such dress would not be allowed in Church. Are there any norms for modest dress?  Read more...

Moral Responsibility - Father Kenneth Baker, S.J.

A fundamental difference between a human person and a tree or a cow is that the person is held responsible for his actions (at least some of them), while the tree and the cow are not said to be responsible for their actions.   Read more...

More Reflections on the Incarnation - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

It is a dogma of Catholic faith that God became man in Jesus. We profess our belief in this article every time we pray the Creed.  Read more...

Most Precious Treasure - Tim Drake

Historically, perpetual eucharistic adoration was reserved only for cloistered convents and monasteries. Today it is a form of devotion on the increase among the laity. "People come to adoration because they are hungry and thirsty for the Lord," says Father Conlin, pastor of St. Columba Parish in St. Paul. "They find peace by being with him and they come away more focused, more courageous and more generous in living their faith."  Read more...

Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality - Raymond Arroyo

Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in the past and worried about the future? Hamstrung by fear, failure, or trials? Mother is here to help.  Read more...

Mother Angelica: She Left Hell and Took to the Air; TV nun celebrates 20 ye - Tim Drake

Mother Angelica founded the Eternal Word Network 20 years ago. She speaks candidly here with Register features correspondent Tim Drake about her difficult childhood, finding her vocation, and starting EWTN.  Read more...

Mozart: A proof of God - Father George W. Rutler

The rabbis talking with the twelve-year-old Jesus about the Torah must have thought that he was a child prodigy.  Read more...

Music to Our Ears: a Review of the Pope’s New Book - Brad Miner

Cardinal Ratzinger approached the ageing John Paul II and asked to be relieved of his curial duties — and to be named head of the Vatican Library.  We know Papa Wojtyla said no.  We don't know if he had a good laugh over it.   Read more...

Must Catholics Marry in a Church? - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Do Catholics have to be married in the Catholic Church? The "straight answer" is simply "yes," but let’s understand also the "why."  Read more...

My sheep hear my voice - Deacon Douglas McManaman

The faithful know the voice of their shepherd and they know when it differs from the voice of a stranger, even if that stranger is wearing a bishop's miter or a clerical collar.   Read more...

Narcissism and the Dynamics of Evil - Douglas McManaman

The first step to appreciating the subtleties of evil is to begin at the most basic level of philosophical inquiry, the philosophy of being.   Read more...

Natural Family Planning (part 4) - Fr. William Saunders

While condemning the use of contraception, the Church also recognizes that some couples face serious situations in their marriage and family which move them to postpone a pregnancy, even indefinitely.  Read more...

New Research Confirms Life After Death - National Catholic Register

Survivors of close brushes with death recount a common story of the journey that they almost took into the afterlife. Until now, scientists have been almost universally skeptical of these claims.  Read more...

Newman and the Church - Russell Shaw

If, as now seems likely, the Pope is going to beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman in the not too distant future, Catholics all across the ideological spectrum will celebrate the event.   Read more...

Newman and the Laity - PAUL CHAVASSE

The emergence of the Catholic Church in England from the shadows that had engulfed it at the time of the Reformation was a process both long and difficult.  Read more...

Newman’s Assent of Faith - FATHER JUAN R. VÉLEZ

In his sermons John Henry Newman urged his listeners on to child like simplicity and trust in God.  Read more...

Non-Catholics and Communion - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I am writing about the paragraph in The Washington Times story (3/30/98, page A6) of President Clinton and his Sunday visit to Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto, South Africa. To quote: "The President, a Southern Baptist, partook of the Catholic Communion, as did Mrs. Clinton and many members of the White House staff." Why did this happen? Who permitted this wrong? I answer, "Shame, shame, shame." What is your answer to this insult?  Read more...

Obedience - Donald DeMarco

Obedience, to the secular mind — and more so than any other virtue — seems to be a vice.  Read more...

Of the Blessed Man Paul the Simple - Unknown

Now there was a certain husbandman whose name was Paul, who was more simple and innocent in nature than are usually the children of men; and he had a wife who was beautiful in her appearance, and wicked in her deeds and actions.  Read more...

Offering It Up - Elizabeth Scalia

We Catholics who grew up straddling the cusp of the conciliar divide may have a vague memory of the phrase “offer it up.”   Read more...

On Earth As It Is in Heaven - Scott Hahn

We know we’re not in heaven now. Yet we know that heaven is all that matters. So what should we be doing on earth, for heaven’s sake?  Read more...

On editing, and editing the Bible - Father George W. Rutler

Few tensions are as taut and bitter as that between a writer and his editor.   Read more...

On God - Pope Francis & Rabbi Abraham Skorka

Originally published in Argentina in 2010, On Heaven and Earth is an open and expansive dialogue between Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and Abraham Skorka (a Rabbi and biophysicist) in which they share their thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st Century.   Read more...


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