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A widening divide between the religious and the "nones" - Colleen Carroll Campbell

In their 1985 bestseller, Habits of the Heart, sociologist Robert Bellah and his coauthors introduced America to a peculiar new religion: "Sheilaism."   Read more...

Aging gracefully - Colleen Carroll Campbell

If happiness depends on what movies like Sex and the City say it does – flawless physiques and up-to-the-minute fashions, keeping up with the Joneses in possessions and sex appeal – then elderly Americans surely are the most miserable among us.   Read more...

All Church Politics Is Local - Fr. Thomas Williams

In a rare exercise of collective muscle, the U.S. Bishops Committee on Doctrine issued a statement last Friday declaring that two pamphlets published by Professor Daniel Maguire of Marquette University “do not present authentic Catholic teaching.”  Read more...

Amen to a good offer - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The decision announced in Rome yesterday to create structures to allow Anglicans to convert to Catholicism in a corporate way, while retaining many of their Anglican traditions, is a major historical development.   Read more...

An Airport Encounter - Cardinal Timothy Dolan

An angry man confronted Cardinal Dolan recently over the sexual abuse of minors by priests.  Read more...

An insult to Catholics — and historians - Michael Coren

For Dan Brown’s fans, a primer on his many errors.   Read more...

Anti-Catholic junk history - Gerald Warner

Britain remains marinated in anti-Catholic mythology as a consequence of centuries of relentless propaganda by establishment interest groups.  Read more...

Archbishop Collins dons the red hat - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It's the closest the red carpet ever gets to St. Peter’s.   Read more...

Are Witches Real? - Father Dwight Longenecker

Aleister Crowley was an English witch.   Read more...

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history - Dinesh D'Souza

In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as End of Faith author Sam Harris puts it, "the most potent source of human conflict, past and present."  Read more...

Back to the Beginning: A Brief Introduction to the Ancient Catholic Church - George Sim Johnston

The culture is now flooded with bogus scholarship whose main purpose is to put Christianity — and especially orthodox Catholicism — on the defensive.   Read more...

Bad Habits: Can we correct liturgical abuse in religious communities? - Father Vincent Capuano, S.J.

I have a dilemma and some questions I wish someone would help me with. This article does not attempt to answer questions so much as to pose them. Nonetheless, I will, toward the end of the article, suggest some tentative solutions. Let me explain the situation that I am in and why I set myself to the task of writing this essay.  Read more...

Benedict's Better Plan - Colleen Carroll Campbell

History proves that the Church thrives when it is challenging the culture, not imitating it.  Read more...

Benedict's first year - John L. Allen Jr.

As the one-year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election neared, newspapers, news magazines and TV and radio outlets were scrambling, trying to outline what the last 12 months have taught us about the new leader of the 1.1-billion strong Roman Catholic church.  Read more...

Bonfire of the Pieties - Amir Taheri

Islam prohibits neither images of Muhammad nor jokes about religion.  Read more...

Can We Please Have Our Own Church? - Robert Royal

When I was in junior high school, I went to watch Whitey Ford’s artistry on the mound at Yankee Stadium with a Jewish friend and his father.   Read more...

Cathedrals, Basilicas, and Shrines - Thomas J. Craughwell

Anybody can recognize a church, but how do you tell if you are in a cathedral, or a basilica, or a shrine? The distinctions can be confusing, so it may be best to begin with the simplest category — the cathedral.  Read more...

Catholic Education Statistics from the United States - Official Catholic Directory 2002

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Catholic Sources and the Declaration of Independence - Rev. John C. Rager, S.T.D.

The American Declaration of Independence, which is so admirable and dignified an expression of the American mind," is at the same time an accurate expression of the Catholic mind, medieval and modern.  Read more...

Catholics are once again embracing meatless Fridays - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Fish’n’chips, anyone?   Read more...

Celebrating False Martyrs - Fr. Raymond de Souza

Public discourse in much of the Arab world is in need of a thorough de-lousing after the capture of Saddam Hussein — if only to maintain the hygiene of Islamic theology.  Read more...

Celibacy - Raymond Arroyo

When he met with the U.S. cardinals to formulate some response to the sexual scandals besieging the Church, the Pope took the issue of clerical celibacy off the table.   Read more...

Chesterton Was Fat - Jennifer Pierce

There is much talk of the possible canonization of one of Catholicism's favorite "secular saints," G. K. Chesterton. Inevitably, people point to one thing that doesn't sit well in the American consciousness: Chesterton was fat.  Read more...

Christian Number-Crunching reveals impressive growth - George Weigel

The annual "Status of Global Mission" report is unfailingly interesting, sometimes jarring, and occasionally provocative. This year it's all three.   Read more...

Church Statistics and Church Mission - FIDES NEWS AGENCY

Summary statistics that reflect the Catholic Church's worldwide presence of service and apostolates. Also included are figures on the number of priests and bishops and totals for all the world religions.  Read more...


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