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All Saints, All Souls - Father George W. Rutler

The greatest saints could have been the worst people who ever lived if they had misused their native gifts.   Read more...

American Patriotism: A View from Abroad - Donald DeMarco

Growing up in Massachusetts, I naturally imbibed a patriotic atmosphere. In the movies I was treated to the foot-tapping music of George M. Cohan performed with patriotic gusto by the inimitable Jimmy Cagney. In school, we were obliged to memorize Sit Walter Scott's "The Lay of the Last Minstrel". The intimidating power of the opening lines has never left me.  Read more...

Amid Roars of Happy Christmas Laughter - James V. Schall, S.J.

One of Chesterton's Illustrated London News articles for Christmas, 1908 was entitled "The Wrong Books at Christmas." The first paragraph of the essay contains these most prophetic words: "The nation that has no gods at all not only dies, but what is more, is bored to death."   Read more...

An Absolute Mystery - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

The Incarnation (God became man in Jesus Christ) is the central mystery of Christianity.  Read more...

An Advent Meditation - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman explains that Christian worship should prepare us on earth for meeting Christ our Judge. Only prayer, the sacraments, and profession of the whole mystery of faith can prepare us.   Read more...

An Idiot's Guide to Square Notes - Arlene Oost-Zinner and Jeffrey Tucker

You can't get too far into Catholic sacred music without running into "neumes," those little square notes on four lines that look beautiful if oddly antiquated.   Read more...

An Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar - Stratford Caldecott

It is increasingly clear that the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (d. 1988) is among the most lastingly significant theologians of the twentieth century. It is the purpose of this article to introduce some of the themes of Balthasarís work.  Read more...

And with your spirit - Edward Sri

On the First Sunday of Advent, 2011, the new translation of the Mass will go into effect in U.S. dioceses. The structure of the Mass will be the same, but some of the responses by the people will change. This is the first of a series of articles on those changes and the reasons behind them.  Read more...

Angels - Fr. William Saunders

With all of the talk about angels, the multitude of pictures and books about them, and even the television shows with angels, why don't we ever hear more about them? Some of these shows make angels seem like fantasy spirits. Too many people have a superficial view of angels.  Read more...

Angels Are A 'Truth Of Faith' - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly affirms, "The existence of the spiritual non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture calls 'angels' is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition" (No. 328). Given that we do believe in angels, we define them as pure spirits and personal beings with intelligences and free will. They are immortal beings. As Sacred Scripture attests, they appear to humans as apparitions with a human form.  Read more...

Anointing of the Sick - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, when I was in the hospital, a lady came to give me the Anointing of the Sick. She said she was sanctioned by the "Healing Ministry" of my parish to do this. When a priest came to anoint me, I told him that I had been anointed by a lady from my parish. He said that lay people cannot anoint, so I did not receive the Sacrament. If my first anointing was not a sacrament, why does my parish have "healing ministers," and why canít they anoint?  Read more...

Anointing of the Sick: Medicine for Sinners - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently a friend was seriously ill in the hospital, and the priest "anointed" her. Didn't the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick used to be called "Extreme Unction"? Why did they change the name? Where did the sacrament come from? When should a person receive this sacrament and how many times?  Read more...

Answering Scandal with Personal Holiness - Fr. Roger J. Landry

The headlines were captured recently by the news that perhaps up to seventy priests in the Archdiocese of Boston have abused young people whom they were consecrated to serve. Today, I'd like to tackle the issue head-on. You have a right to it. We cannot pretend as if it didn't exist. I'd like to discuss what our response should be as faithful Catholics to this terrible scandal.   Read more...

AntiChrist and the cult of self-esteem - Father George W. Rutler

While St. John the Evangelist was still alive, there was already a Gnostic heresy that separated the human Jesus from the divine Christ.  Read more...

Anxiety - Fr. Joseph Esper

Some saints were as prone to worry and anxiety as the rest of us are.  Read more...

Apparitions and Dogma - Fr. William Saunders

I recently shared the story of St. Bernadette and her seeing the Blessed Mother with a neighbor, who said, "You really donít believe all of that do, you?" Of course I do believe it, but do Catholics have to believe about the appearance of our Blessed Mother at Lourdes? How should I respond?  Read more...

Appropriate Behavior in Church - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I am a senior citizen. Lately, I have been appalled at the way people act in Church, how they dress and how they pay attention to the Mass. It certainly is not the way it was when I grew up.  Read more...

Archangels and Guardian Angels - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week, we began our discussion of angels, examining their role in Sacred Scripture and even investigating the nine choirs of angels. This week, we focus our attention on the archangels and the guardian angels.  Read more...

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Master Preacher, Master of the Air Waves - REV. JOHN BAPTIST KU, O. P.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a great preacher because he realized what is at the heart of the human struggle. He understood Who had the power to convict hearts. Here recorded are his reflections on preaching and inspiring anecdotes from his experience as an evangelist. On the day of his ordination, Sheen resolved to spend one hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament every day of his life, and this he did faithfully. This nourishment served as the very root of his prayer life and vocation.  Read more...

Are Christmas Decorations Pagan? - Fr. William Saunders

A fundamentalist friend of mine commented that many of our Christmas decorations are pagan, particularly mistletoe, holly, ivy, laurel and poinsettia plants. Is there any truth to this?  Read more...

Are Oaths Necessary? - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

With the recent impeachment proceedings concluded, why don't you address the issue of oaths? It seems like last week's gospel (Feb. 14) dealt with the topic making them unnecessary.  Read more...

Are You Growing Holier? - Jeff Mirus

How do we know whether we are growing in holiness?  Read more...

Arguing Against the Pro-Choice Position - Fr. William Saunders

Sometimes I have met Catholics - especially where I work - who say, "I am personally against abortion, but I am pro-choice." To me, that makes no sense, but how can I argue with them?  Read more...

As Christ enters the city - Father George W. Rutler

Today Jesus enters Manhattan as once He entered Jerusalem.   Read more...

Ash Wednesday - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

What are origins of Ash Wednesday and the use of ashes?  Read more...


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