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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: A Concise Summary - Deacon Douglas McManaman

In the 6th century B.C., God promised, through the prophet Ezekiel, that He would gather his people, cleanse them and impart to them a new spirit: "I am going to take you from among the nations and gather you together from all the foreign countries, and bring you home to your own land.  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...

The Beginnings in the Bible - Cardinal Donald Wuerl & Mike Aquilina

The origins of the Mass are found in Jesus’ Last Supper, which we can read about in three of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) as well as one of the New Testament letters of Saint Paul (1 Corinthians).  Read more...

The Bishop and the Conference - Bishop Robert Vasa

We are all familiar with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and I suspect most of us accept it as a fact of life. I further suspect that most of us have never really considered the who, what, why, or wherefore of such conferences in the Church.   Read more...

The Bishop's Regalia - Fr. William Saunders

A friend of mine who is not a Catholic accompanied me to the ordination ceremony. She asked me why the bishop was wearing what he did — the special hat and his staff. I really did not know the meaning of these things. Can you help me?  Read more...

The Bishops' Secret Letter - Deal Hudson

As you may already know, the Catholic world has been buzzing about a confidential letter composed by eight American bishops in which they called for a Plenary Council to address problems in the Church.   Read more...

The book for all seasons - Father Raymond J. de Souza

If there’s one book for all seasons, the Bible would have to be it.   Read more...

The Book of James - Joseph Loconte

A century ago, the psychologist, philosopher, and agnostic William James delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh. His 20 addresses were published in 1902 as The Varieties of Religious Experience, which soon became one of the most widely read works on religious belief by an American.  Read more...

The Canon of Criticism - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Peter Seewald: “Referring to criticism of the Church, you once spoke of a classical "canon of issues": women's ordination, contraception, celibacy, the remarriage of divorced persons. This discussion seems to be going wearyingly in circles. Perhaps a few clarifications would help us get beyond this impasse.”   Read more...

The Catechesis of Teens: They Need to Learn to Pray! - TOM RICHARDS

Adolescence is no time for substantive catechesis to stop. Every adult knows this, and yet the difficulties of adolescent catechesis drive many religious education program directors to frustration and compromise.  Read more...

The Catechism: A Gift for Everyone - Fr. William Saunders

I recently attended a conference on religious education, and the presenter said that the Catechism is a good reference work but was not meant for regular people, regular religion classes, or regular reading. I found this strange. What do you think?  Read more...

The Catholic apologist's scriptural cheat sheet - CHRISTOPHER WONG

Sola scriptura Sola fide Salvation (once and for all?) Deuterocanonicals Purgatory Eucharist Baptism Forgiveness of sins Papacy/infallibility “Brothers” of Jesus Mary Saints Statues, images and relics Church and authority Priesthood Worship Justification Morality  Read more...

The Catholic Doctrine of the Real Presence - Rev. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

According to Catholic belief the Holy Eucharist is both a sacrament and a sacrifice. The aspect of the sacrament which I will consider now is what is known as the "Real Presence".  Read more...

The Catholic Family and Vocations - Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

In His ordinary providence the Lord prepares those He plans to choose by making sure they are reared in a family where generosity as self-sacrifice is shown to their children and required of them by the parents; where humility is a way of life because father and mother exercise their authority with kindness but with a firm and steady hand; and where charity, as the love of God, is instilled in the children by the practice of prayer and respect for religion that becomes almost the family atmosphere.  Read more...

The Celibate Priesthood - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace, When and why did celibacy become required of priests in the Catholic Church?  Read more...

The Center of Christian Faith - Kenneth Baker, S.J.

The object toward which Catholic faith is directed is God himself.  Read more...

The Chattering Classes Are Us - George Weigel

Catholics once had an intuitive understanding of sacred space.  Read more...

The Church Seeks Pardon - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

What do you think of this pardon that our Holy Father made, asking forgiveness for the sins of the Church? So many people have asked me questions about it, or have made comments like, "It's about time the Catholic Church apologized." What's our take on this?  Read more...

The Church's Just War Theory - Part 1 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

With recent conflict between Iraq sod the United States. the the of war, the use of chemical weapons, and the debate over the morality of the embargo imposed since Desert Storm, what moral teaching guides our thinking as Catholics concerning these issues?  Read more...

The Church's Just War Theory - Part 2 - Fr. William Saunders

While the criteria for waging a just war are reasonable, our modern methods of warfare complicate their application, especially in the areas of proportionality, discrimination, and due proportion.   Read more...


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