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Rejoice - Father George W. Rutler

Joy is more than happiness if you take happiness to mean feeling good. Joy is a fact beyond feeling, and the fact is the actual possession of what is good.   Read more...

Rejoice Jerusalem - Father George William Rutler

It is ironic that the scintillating Graeco-Syrian Saint Luke was martyred, according to tradition in Boeotia, a humid and swampy part of central Greece whose people were said to be not interested in philosophy or much of anything beyond their uneventful daily lives.   Read more...

Religion big part of all sports for many athletes, including gymnasts - Brent Miller

Religion. The mere utterance of the word sparks controversy. However, religion is a big part of some people's lives.  Read more...

Religious Diversity Deserves a Place in the Public Square - JOHN LEO

The traditional ACLU belief system—that the no-establishment clause must be read as a mandate to cleanse the public square of religion is based mostly on the notion that religion is divisive and toxic, something that lawyers and enlightened judges must work to protect the people from. This belief system has been dominant in the courts for 40 years, though its support among the populace has always been minimal.  Read more...

Religious Freedom in a Time of War - Richard John Neuhaus

An essay by the estimable Samuel Huntington in The Influence of Faith recounts the ways in which, for more and more governments in the world, religion is the chief source of, or threat to, their legitimacy. Contrary to secularist expectations in the West, we are witnessing what is aptly described as the desecularization of world history. States seek to control religion, if necessary through repression and persecution, precisely because religion is becoming more important. Christianity in particular is, around the world and in almost all its forms, the carrier of democracy and political liberalization.   Read more...

Remembering in November - Father George William Rutler

The autumnal days of November, with the falling leaves and early darkness, are reminders of the edge where time meets eternity.   Read more...

Remembrance of Past Mercies - John Henry Cardinal Newman

"I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which Thou hast showed unto Thy servant." (Gen. 32:10) The spirit of humble thankfulness for past mercies which these words imply, is a grace to which we are especially called in the Gospel.  Read more...

Renewing the Church and Her Mission in a Year of Faith - The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap

My comments today will be simple. I want to focus on just three points.   Read more...

Repenting of the Failure of Parish-Based Catechesis - Barbara Nicolosi

It's long past time for the Catholic Church in the United States to acknowledge and address the fact that in many, possibly most, dioceses, parish-based catechesis has been an abject failure.  Read more...

Repercussions of Suicide - Fr. William Saunders

The son of my neighbor recently committed suicide. He wasn’t Catholic, but I wondered if the Church still taught that suicide is a mortal sin and if a person who commits suicide could have a funeral Mass.  Read more...

Responding to Terrorists - Fr. William Saunders

With the awful tragedy this week, many have called for military reprisals against the terrorists. How do we respond as Christians?  Read more...

Responding to Terrorists - Fr. William Saunders

With the awful tragedy this week, many have called for military reprisals against the terrorists. How do we respond as Christians?  Read more...

Restoring a Church tradition - Michael Coren

It’s seldom the case that Christian liturgy makes the front pages of the international press.  Read more...

Resurrection Means a Glorious Existence - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

In the Apostles Creed we say, "I believe in the resurrection of the body." I have never really understood what this means. Will we have the same body? Please explain.  Read more...

Resurrection of the Dead - Fr. William Saunders

At Easter, we celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead. In the creed, we believe in the "resurrection of the dead." Could you better explain these beliefs?  Read more...

Rich and Humble Temporal Means within the Church - Father Tadeusz Dajczer

Jacques Maritain divides temporal means which may be used for spiritual ends into two categories: rich temporal means and humble temporal means (cf. J. Maritain, On the Philosophy of History, 1957, p. 70).  Read more...

Roman Catholicism - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Not the least difficulty in writing about Catholicism is the problem of isolating the subject. The history of the Catholic Church is so closely woven into Christian civilization that the one cannot be told fairly without the other.  Read more...

RU-486: An Attempt to Hide the Truth - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, the newspapers and television news programs have had reports on the drug RU-486, an abortion drug. I have heard some people say that this drug is something good because it eliminates the need for an abortion and is really just a form of contraception. As Catholics, how do we view this drug?  Read more...

Sacrament of Confirmation: Knighthood in the Kingdom Family of God - Thomas K. Sullivan

I think it is true to say, that the Sacrament of Confirmation is probably the least understood and most under-rated sacrament of them all. And for this reason, I will begin our investigation by first looking at the Biblical framework of the family of God, then with this as background, review the Church's teaching on the meaning of Confirmation, the strict obligation that comes with Confirmation, and the indescribable gift that God bestows on the one confirmed.  Read more...

Sacraments and the State of Grace - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

If a priest is in the state of mortal sin, can he still offer the Mass and perform the other sacraments? Do the sacraments he performs still give grace? One has to wonder about certain priests who do not live as they should.  Read more...

Saint Joseph of Cupertino: The Dunce (1603-1663) - Archbishop Alban Goodier S.J.

If ever a tiny child began life with nothing in his favor it was Joseph of Cupertino; he had only one hopeful and saving quality — that he knew it. Other boys of his own age were clever, he was easily the dullest of them all. Others were winning and attractive, nobody ever wanted him.   Read more...

Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady - Fr. William Saunders

The story begins in the early morning hours of December 9, 1531, when a 57-year-old Indian peasant named Juan Diego was walking along the path of Tepayec Hill on the outskirts of Mexico City.  Read more...

Saint Nicholas and the Origin of Santa Claus - Carol Myers

How did the kindly Christian saint, good Bishop Nicholas, become a roly-poly red-suited American symbol for merry holiday festivity and commercial activity?   Read more...

Saints Crispin and Crispinian - Father George W. Rutler

Of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, Shakespeare put their names on the lips of the 29-year-old King Henry V rallying his outnumbered troops at Agincourt.  Read more...

Saints facing difficulties - Father George W. Rutler

It is astonishing how the saints have dealt with challenges and difficulties similar to ours, regardless of differences in their cultures.  Read more...


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