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Not your usual sports & God story - Terry Mattingly

As a culture, we are still in the midst of the great secular holy season called the NFL playoffs.   Read more...

On the Road to Limerick - Ralph McInerny

Flying into Dublin, the North American whose business is in the west, retrieves his luggage, checks out his rental car, looks unfazed at the morning traffic, and decides to begin his westward journey. Despite jet lag.   Read more...

Once in a Century: Remembering John Paul II - Archbishop Chalres J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

John Paul II was a man who left an indelible impression.   Read more...

Once, the bravest man in the world - Robert Fulford

For at least a dozen years, beginning in 1962, he seemed nothing less than the bravest man in the world.  Read more...

Open, Disarming, and Inevitably Misunderstood - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

In his foreword to this remarkable book – structured as a conversation between Benedict XVI and journalist Peter Seewald – George Weigel praises the German Pope for his "frankness, clarity and compassion." This is very true. It's also an understatement.   Read more...

Oprah and the Dominicans - Joan Frawley Desmond

Oprah Winfrey recently lined up a series on alternative communities and wanted Catholic nuns to be a part of the mix.   Read more...

Otto von Habsburg, RIP - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Otto von Habsburg died on Monday, aged 98.  Read more...

Ouellet’s fast rise - Father Raymond J. de Souza

When Marc Ouellet was sent from Rome in 2002 to be the new archbishop of Quebec City, it marked an astonishing rise for the former seminary rector and professor of theology.   Read more...

Our Joyful Pope - Andrea Monda

I have not made a careful check, but I am willing to bet that if one were to analyze word frequency in the texts of Benedict XVI, the word used most often would be "joy."  Read more...

Our Mission in Life Is to Love and Serve - Susan Conroy

In the summer of 1986, 21-year-old Susan Conroy left her family and friends and headed off to Calcutta, India — alone — to assist the Missionaries of Charity. "This is a story about how 'all things are possible with God,'" she writes. "It is a treasury of the lessons of love that I learned from Mother Teresa and her beloved poorest of the poor."   Read more...

Outback Benedictines adopt cultural business methods - Samson Spanier

“Your drawing is much better than ours.”: So said Hugo Chapman of the British Museum when confronted with a tempera study of a head from Raphael’s workshop. This head of an apostle is notable not only for its quality but also for its ownership: the community of Benedictine monks of New Norcia, western Australia.  Read more...

Outreach to the Homeless - Charlotte Hays

Many Catholic converts speak of coming home. Not me. For years, I felt I had left home and cast my lot with strange, argumentative folks.   Read more...

Pakistani and Other Islamic Martyrs - Robert Royal

Pakistan’s relatively small Christian community of 2 million, about 3 percent of the population (two-thirds of them Catholic), has been subjected to systematic repression and death.  Read more...

Panegyric delivered at the Memorial Mass for the repose of the soul of William F. Buckley Jr. - Father George W. Rutler

The key to all that William was and did is that wherever he was and whatever he did, reading a book or writing one, opening a bottle of wine or sailing some sea, he was near Jerusalem.  Read more...

Patrick Peyton - Father George W. Rutler

It was astonishing to see thousands thronging the Jai Alai arena in West Palm Beach a few years before the death of Rev. Patrick Peyton when I helped him with a Rosary Crusade, but I should have known that by his standard it was an unexceptional number, even smallish.   Read more...

Paul, Apostle of Christ Jesus - Paul Thigpen

Who was this man who turned the world upside down?  Read more...

Paying homage to Saint Augustine - Fr. Raymond de Souza

In Pavia, one great theologian-bishop is visiting another.  Read more...

PBS features a real doctor of the Church, one with the bedside manner of a saint - Mary DeTurris Pouts

We don't often hear doctors talking so openly about the role of faith in their daily practice and because seeing a feature like this on PBS is especially unexpected, so very welcome but unexpected for sure.   Read more...

Pennefather heeds her calling - Jack Wilkinson

Once upon a lifetime ago, Shelly Pennefather was the sweetest of shooting stars, an All-American at Villanova and the 1987 national player of the year. Since 1991, she has lived here, in the Poor Clare Monastery, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a very modest middle-class neighborhood.  Read more...

Pentecostal pastor now a Catholic - Judy Tarjanyi

Alex Jones had been a Pentecostal minister for nearly 30 years, almost 20 of them as pastor of his own church, but when he was confirmed at St. Suzanne’s Catholic Church in Detroit last year, he told the parish priest, "I’m home."  Read more...

Perspective: The Real Benedict - George Weigel

Far from a 'Rottweiler,' the new pope is a Mozart man, a listener with a keen mind and a good heart.  Read more...

Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder - Father George William Rutler

St. Thomas Aquinas was, like all saints, practical about important things.   Read more...

Pope advances Knights of Columbus founder toward sainthood - CNA

This past Saturday, March 15, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.  Read more...

Pope's Homily at Beatification Mass of Mother Teresa - Pope John Paul II

Here is a translation of John Paul II's homily during the beatification Mass for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, celebrated Sunday October 19, 2003 in St. Peter's Square. The text was read by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for general affairs of the Vatican Secretariat of State, and by Cardinal Ivan Dias, archbishop of Bombay, India.  Read more...

Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry - Joseph Pronechen

During World War II, many Allied pilots failed to complete their missions over the Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo. It seemed a Franciscan friar flying through the sky was staying their hands, preventing them from dropping their bombs.   Read more...


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