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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...

Saint Peter and Saint Paul - Father George W. Rutler

There are personal memories, such as those kept in diaries and scrapbooks, and sometimes kept only in the heart; and there are collective memories recorded on cenotaphs and invoked on memorial days and shared at family reunions.  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...

Salvation - Are You Saved? - Katrina J. Zeno

Many Catholics just don’t know what to say when someone asks them whether they are saved.  Read more...

Santa Claus vs. St. Nicholas? - Terry Mattingly

We see the headlines every two or three years during the holidays. A pastor preaches on the true meaning of Christmas, warning about sins of selfishness and materialism. Then, in a moment of candor, disaster strikes.  Read more...

Satan - Father George Rutler

Satan never looks like Satan.   Read more...

Satan and the Millennium - PETER KREEFT

Religion (which includes commandments) and “spirituality” (which doesn't) are increasingly the major combatants in our culture. The meaning of life, according to just about every single page of the Bible, is spiritual warfare.  Read more...

Satan, etc. - Father Bevil Bramwell, O.M.I.

The choice is stark. Ultimately, do we become partners in Satan’s hatred or commit our whole lives to genuine Gospel love?   Read more...

Satan, Sin, and Sociology - Anne Hendershott

In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that "he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil."    Read more...

Scandal Time III - Richard John Neuhaus

The meeting held in Dallas to address the scandals rocking the American Church was about many things, but chiefly it was about damage control. By that measure it may be judged a limited success though, as we shall see, it might have been purchased at the price of things more important than damage control.  Read more...

Scents of Solemnity and Mystery - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Why and when do priests use incense at Mass?  Read more...

Science Sees What Mary Saw From Juan Diego’s Tilma - Zenit

Digital technology is giving new leads for understanding a phenomenon that continues to puzzle science: the mysterious eyes of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Read more...

Scientists: Relic authenticates Shroud of Turin - Mary Jo Anderson

Scientists and forensic specialists gathered in Oviedo, Spain, this week to examine an obscure relic that many have claimed authenticates the Shroud of Turin - believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.  Read more...

Scola could become Pope by mid-week - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Tonight the cardinals hold the first vote of the conclave, and at dinner they will be able to discuss what kind of conclave they are facing.  Read more...

Scripture and Our Children The ABC's of Raising Saints - MARY ANN BUDNIK

Stimulated by Scripture, striving for holiness will seem very natural, especially when our children see our example of applying Scripture to our own daily lives.  Read more...

Seal of Confession and Child Abuse - Fr. William Saunders

Recently I heard that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has opposed a legislative proposal that would require priests to report cases of suspected child abuse said in the confessional. Apparently, he said that he would even tell the priests to disobey the law and that he would even go to jail if need be. I am surprised how many of my Catholic friends are critical of Cardinal McCarrick. Isn't what is said in confession sacred and cannot be revealed by the priest?  Read more...

Seeing and believing - Father George W. Rutler

The raising of Lazarus was the last straw for those who refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah.   Read more...

Seeing the Big Picture in Scripture - Tim Gray

The Bible is more a library than a book. It contains a diverse collection of writings that span a wide spectrum of time (more than 1,000 years), dozens of different authors, and several languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek). The many books range in genre from historical to legal to cultic to poetic to prophetic to personal letters to apocalyptic. No other book contains so many different stories, characters, and genres. How, then, does one get a handle on such a complex and sophisticated library?  Read more...


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