In the Russian Far East
One month after the fall of the Soviet Union, an American priest arrived in Russia to help re-establish the Church in this spiritually impoverished land.
Decisions that Shaped History
Western civilization did not originate as a matter of chance or as a product of military strength or economic forces but from great moral decisions.
Taking Sides with the South
Ideas that Catholics care about -- like the forces that could stamp out free exercise of religion in our time -- played definitive roles in the Civil War.
Those Hurtful Ads!
Those NOR ads are presumably supposed to be satirical, but they're actually insensitive, judgmental, mean-spirited and hurtful....
Through the ages, great ideas have frequently found their expression in great works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
Muslims often claim that Islam is a misunderstood religion. This is partially true, insofar as many people do not understand the nature of Islam or what it teaches.
Biotechnology & Posthumanism
Technology may finally make us so unhappy we will begin to effectively criticize its consequences with the whole human good in mind.
The Trendy Atheists
Richard Dawkins and his ilk view Catholics as deluded faith-heads whose minds have been taken over by irrational superstitions.
Despite any attempts at reading the tea leaves of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s past life, it's far from clear how he is going to handle becoming Pope Francis.
Same-sex marriage was the invention of the Emperor Nero, who had at least three such nuptials, one in which he played the bride.
The Problem of Evil
The Church is clear-eyed about the devil's existence and demands that we neither minimize nor exaggerate the danger he presents to our salvation.
New Age & Gnosticism
There's far more to this movement than the self-indulgent silliness of astrology, crystals, weird workshops, and the accompanying psychobabble.
Catholic Social Teaching
The same papal statements that criticize socialism also criticize capitalism, and for the same basic reason.
Pope Francis expresses support for Greeks
Human dignity should be prime factor in politics
Katy Perry involved in dispute with nuns' group
Pop star wants to buy hilltop convent in Los Angeles
Delaware Catholics prep for papal visit
1.5 million expected to attend outdoor Mass
Gay teacher files federal discrimination lawsuit
Catholic school sacked him for gay marriage anouncement
Pope tells Girl Scouts to oppose 'ideologies'
Promote respect for marriage, family according to God
Vatican enlists 'secular Jewish feminist'
Naomi Klein to help Pope with environmental fight
Court protects Penn. charities from HHS mandate
Legal precedent on side of religious groups
Priest files lawsuit after abuse charges dropped
Accuses parents of 'crass motive of monetary gain'
Ten Commandments monument must come down
Okla.: Six-foot granite monument deemed 'unconstitutional'
Peruvian cardinal rips Supreme Court decision
Makes comparisons to Nazi regime, Islamic terrorism
Russian Orthodox rips Supreme Court decision
U.S. move to legalize gay marriage is 'godless, sinful'
New CUA provost stresses hiring faithful Catholics
'We believe that faith...illuminates all of our studies'
Supreme Court suspends Texas anti-abortion law
Would have closed half of abortion facilities in state
Supreme Court upholds lethal injection procedure
Inmates claimed 'unconstitutional level of suffering'
Pope 'plans to chew coca leaves during Bolivia visit'
President wants to decriminalize use of cocaine plant
Pope creates new office for Vatican communications
Secretariat will consolidate nine branches into one
Pope condemns terrorist attacks in three countries
More than 50 dead in Tunisia, France, and Kuwait
Syrian Patriarch: Stop arming Muslim terrorists
Urges West to 'support local governments' and armies
Supreme Court: states must recognize gay marriage
Historic decision rules in favor of same-sex couples
Justice Scalia pens same-sex marriage dissent
Every state violated constitution for past 135 years?
Commentary on Supreme Court's Obergefell
Roberts: 'extravagant conception of judicial supremacy'
Texas AG: Clerks do not have to license gay marriage
Religious objectors can opt out but may face fines
Louisianna still holding out against gay marriage
Jindal: Court decision 'paves way for all out assault'
FDA announces additional risks of Essure
Thousands of complaints about birth control implant
Vatican reaches negative judgment on Medjugorje
Papal commission: No evidence of supernatural activity
Sainthood cause advances for Boys Town priest
Omaha archdiocese closes Fr. Flanagan investigation
Romano Guardini influenced Pope's Laudato Si
Theologian's distinctive take on modernity is evident
Vatican hires tattoo remover to clean sculptures
Firm to clean up papal household’s dirt-encrusted artwork
Why environmental encyclical makes some squirm
'Exposes our greed and recklessness'
Dark side of living 'childfree' often hidden
Contraceptionuse and abortions take toll on women
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