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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...

Self-Donation - John F. Crosby

Personalist philosophy can go astray in different ways; in the contemporary world it commonly goes astray by becoming too individualistic. This happens when I think of persons too much in terms of the rights with which each person is armed, and when I think of others mainly as potential intruders into my sphere of rights. This individualism is extremely widespread and affects all of us far more than we realize.  Read more...

Self-Love and the Sin of Avarice - PETER A. KWASNIEWSKI

If you remember being taught in grammar school that pride is the root of all sins, or if you are fortunate enough to have studied St. Thomas Aquinas who shows why sins concerning material things are intrinsically less grave, less corruptive, than spiritual sins like envy and sloth, you may want to pull back the reins and exclaim “Why does St. Paul go so far as to say that avarice or love of money is the root of all evil?”  Read more...

Senator Edward Kennedy’s funeral: On mercy and misery - Father Thomas Rosica, CSB

While I was never a fan of Senator Ted Kennedy for a variety of reasons, I watched his funeral on television last Saturday.  Read more...

Serious Thinking - Father George William Rutler

Lent is a time for serious thinking. That does not mean morose thinking.   Read more...

Sexual Sins - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

The Washington Times had an article which said that President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky had phone sex and oral sex. It also said he researched the Bible and concluded that oral sex does not constitute adultery. Aren't phone sex, oral sex, and masturbation wrong?  Read more...

Shedding Light on the Use of Votive Candles - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Before I address the use of votive candles in particular, we have to appreciate the symbolism of light and the general usage of candles in religious practice.  Read more...

Short Meditations on the Stations of the Cross - John Henry Cardinal Newman

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Should Non-Catholics Receive Communion? - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Should non-Catholics who are not practicing their faith receive Holy Communion?  Read more...

Shroud of Turin - Part 1 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, several parishes have hosted talks on the Shroud of Turin. Some of my friends just say it is a fake because of the recent carbon dating. Perhaps you could explain what we believe about this item and the significance of it.  Read more...

Shroud of Turin - Part 2 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week, Straight Answers provided an introductory overview of the Shroud of Turin, which is believed by many to be the burial cloth of our Lord. This week, we will review the scientific research gathered on the Shroud, especially by the STURP (Shroud of Turin Research Project) team in 1978.  Read more...

Shroud of Turin - Part 3 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week we began our review of the scientific evidence concerning the Shroud of Turin, examining the cloth itself, which clearly originated in Palestine, and the blood stains, which point to a scourged and crucified man. We will now continue with reviewing the photographic studies and the uniqueness of the image.  Read more...


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