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Submission to God - Kenneth Baker, S.J.

Every article of the Creed has been attacked by someone in recent years. The man or woman of faith who can live it in the face of hostile surroundings is truly following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ who was put to death for living and proclaiming the Good News of salvation.  Read more...

Suicide: Gravity and Responsibility - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

What is the Church's teaching regarding suicide? I always thought suicide was a mortal sin, so how is it that a person can be buried in the Church?  Read more...

Support from Psychology for the Fatherhood of God - Paul Vitz

It is widely recognized today that the Christian concept of God as Father is under attack. Specifically, various religious writers, primarily feminists, have proposed that God should be called Mother, or possibly the androgynous Father/Mother or Mother/Father. In some instances the term God as Parent has been proposed. This paper will, however, explore the psychological case for the orthodox understanding of God as Father.  Read more...

Surgery That Destroys Bodily Integrity - Fr. William Saunders

Right after Christmas, the Post had a front-page article about a man who had a "sex change" operation. What moral teaching does the Church give on this subject?  Read more...

Symbols of the Office of Bishop - Fr. William Saunders

I was watching the installation of Archbishop McCarrick of Washington. I have always wondered why bishops wear what they do, meaning the mitre and staff. Where do these things come from?  Read more...

Taking Toddlers to Church: Actions Speak Louder Than Words! - Mary Ann Kuharski

A young couple who attends Mass with their four children every Sunday recently received a letter from an anonymous parishioner complaining about the distraction their little ones were causing during the liturgy. What a shame. Wasn't it Christ Himself who said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven" (Mt. 19:14)?  Read more...

Teaching Parishioners to Pray - Deacon James Keating

Pope John Paul II exhorted the Church's pastors to make their parish communities places of deep prayer: "Your first duty as pastors is not projects and organizations but to lead your people to a deep intimacy with the Trinity."1  Read more...

Temperance: Harmony in the Soul - John Smillie

Homebrewing was known as the "essential hobby" during prohibition in the United States, which came about as a result of the enactment of a federal law known as the Volstead Enforcement Act in 1920.  Read more...

Ten Greek Words Every Catholic Should Know - Stephen Beale

It's hard to imagine Christianity without Greek. It's the language of the New Testament and our earliest creeds and doctrines.   Read more...

Thanksgiving - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, I had an argument with a friend over whether Thanksgiving was a civil holiday or a religious holiday. What do you think?  Read more...

Thanksgiving After Holy Communion - Fr. Edwin Gordon

The dismissal prayer at Mass, Ite missa est, which is often translated as “Go, Mass is ended” or “Go to love and serve the Lord” is interpreted by the majority of the faithful as a command to leave the church as soon as possible. Inestimabile Donum, the document published by the Sacred Congregation with the authority of the Pope, emphasizes the importance of adoration and prayer after Holy Communion.  Read more...

That the blind may see - Father George William Rutler

Christ performed miracles, or "signs," to explain his approaching death and resurrection.  Read more...

The "Magnificat" Phenomenon - George Weigel

Go to any Catholic venue in the United States — parish church, retreat center, convent, rectory, high school, college chaplaincy, retirement community — and you'll find it. On at least one occasion I saw it in the front seat of a cab. What is "it?" It's "Magnificat", the monthly missal/prayer book that's an astonishing success story — and, just perhaps, a sign of real progress in the reform of the reform of the liturgy.  Read more...

The Age of Persecution - Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

The Catholic Church has been persecuted in every period of her history. However, the first three centuries of the Christian era are commonly known as the Age of Persecution because they show how promptly and aggressively the Church's enemies came to fulfill Christ's prediction to His followers, "If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you."  Read more...

The Almighty Father - Kenneth Baker, S.J.

In the Creed the Church attaches two attributes to the heavenly Father. She says that the Father is “almighty” and that he is the “maker of heaven and earth”. Let us reflect a few moments on what it means to say that God the Father is “almighty”.  Read more...

The Amazing Truth of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dan Lynch

Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Blessed Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, on December 9, 10, and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, or "tilma", which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  Read more...

The Angels - Father George W. Rutler

The Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael on September 29, is quickly followed by the Feast of the Guardian Angels on October 2.   Read more...

The Anglican Church - Fr. William Saunders

A friend of mine is Episcopalian and thinking of joining the Catholic Church, primarily because of the ordination of Gene Robinson as a bishop. My friend also said that her pastor is considering the same. Would the pastor be allowed to be a Catholic priest?  Read more...

The Art of Living: Agony, Anxiety, and Decisiveness - Edward P. Sri

Do you agonize over big decisions or get anxious about the future? Are you afraid of commitments? Do you change your mind a lot?  Read more...

The Art of Living: The First Step of Prudence - Edward P. Sri

Prudence is the virtue that most immediately helps us live our lives on target.  Read more...

The Ashen Cross - Fr. William Saunders

A Protestant friend asked me why Catholics use ashes on Ash Wednesday. What are the origins of Ash Wednesday and the use of ashes?   Read more...

The Authority of the Bible - PETER KREEFT

What do Protestants think we believe about Scripture? That it is second to the Church and that the Church teaches things quite independent of it. They think that we, like the Pharisees condemned by Jesus, confuse human tradition with divine revelation, “teaching as doctrines the precepts of men, . . . making the word of God void through your tradition” (Mk 7:7, 13). Their information is mistaken, but their motives are high. In fact, given this mistake, their criticism is admirable. But we must now look at the mistake.  Read more...

The Baptism of our Lord - Father George Rutler

The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord follows the Epiphany because both are events by which God makes his mystery clearer to the human mind.  Read more...

The Beatitudes: Generosity and Happiness - Father John Hardon, S.J.

We might remind ourselves that there are two sides to the Gospel ethic.   Read more...

The Beginning of the Reformation's End? - Charlotte Hays

On a recent evening, about 60 people—ex-Episcopalians, curious Catholics and a smattering of earnest Episcopal priests in clerical collars—gathered downtown for an unusual liturgy: It was Evensong and Benediction, sung according to the Book of Divine Worship, an Anglican Use liturgical book still being prepared in Rome.  Read more...


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