Altar Boys: Problem or Solution?
Since the introduction of female servers, boys who might otherwise come forward to serve have opted instead to sit in the pews.
The Shape of Society's Lies
Is it possible that the Platonic "Realm of Forms" ought to be interpreted as a real or intensely present world, rather than a trans-physical one?
A Crisis of the Four Last Things
A specialist in contemporary Church history looks at the spectacular decline of Catholicism in France and sees the root cause in the Church.
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.
U.S. bishops unveil new four-part plan on abuse
Request to Pope for apostolic visitation appears rejected
Korean cardinal lauds North-South summit results
Denuclearization will allow 'a leap forward for peace'
Benedict XVI rebuked criticism of his resignation
Leaked letters were addressed to Cdl. Walter Brandmüller
Cardinal falls ill as blood of St. Januarius liquefies
Liquefaction takes place in May, Dec., and on Sept. 19
Brooklyn diocese reaches $27.5m settlement on abuse
Four men were abused as minors by parish lay volunteer
Pope meets with U2 singer Bono about youth initiative
Abuse came up; Bono explained optics of protected abusers
Canada: Experts propose euthanasia-by-organ-donation
Plan 'offers significant advantages for transplant surgeons'
Precedents found for secret sanctions on McCarrick
Similar sanctions put on three other prominent clerics
Cdl. Ouellet: Women should assess seminary prospects
We 'need participation of more women' in training priests
Vatican delegation to China will soon finalize agreement
Gov't paper reports no disputes 'on issues of principle'
Papal document expands powers of Synod of Bishops
And of Vatican agency responsible for organizing Synod
Indiana diocese releases names of accused clerics
Rhoades acts so victims can 'begin the process of healing'
Cdl. Müller: 'Clericalism' is not root of abuse crisis
Roots are 'turning away from the truth and moral license'
Indian bishop accused of raping nun steps aside
Sisters say Church inaction 'forced us' to protest in public
Scicluna: Words, promises are not enough on abuse
'Expectations of the people' are 'we now want action'
McCarrick had unofficial role in Vatican-China talks
Traveled there 8 times, was outspoken proponent of deal
Courage director releases letter on Penn. abuse report
Three priests named in it had connections to apostolate
Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople
Over recognition of autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church
CAR: Dozens of Christians feared dead after massacre
Locals accuse UN peacekeepers of not protecting them
issued, on Synod of Bishops
Appears to combine Synod’s teaching authority with Pope's
Hermit writes open letter regarding abuse crisis
'Bishops of the Catholic Church, awake and do your duty'
Mass.: Parish serves locals amid gas-explosion threat
Cor Unum Meal Center provides basics in S. Lawrence
Netherlands: 20 of 39 prelates accused of cover-up
Media report on abuse of children between 1945 and 2010
Pope warns priests against living a double life
Rues scandal of worldly priest who's like 'an executive'
Ecuador: Archbp. resigns to enter Trappist monastery
Not due to scandal but to devote himself to life of prayer
Pope in Sicily: 'God and the Mafia are not compatible'
On 25th anniversary of martyrdom of Blessed Pino Puglisi
Vatican releases list of papal nominees to youth synod
Includes Cardinals Tobin of Newark and Cupich of Chicago
Algerian martyrs to be beatified in December
Bishop, companions killed by Islamists in 1996 civil war
Chilean officials raid four dioceses in abuse probe
Following similar action at bishops conf., other dioceses
Cdl. Maradiaga: McCarrick abuse is ‘of a private order’
Case is 'of an administrative nature' not worthy of press
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