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After Covington Catholic controversy, Nathan Phillips rally attempted to disrupt basilica Mass, security guard says


“I failed the Covington Catholic Test. Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts to emerge...”...


Sanctity under fire: Fr. Willie Doyle and the rest of us...
Jeff Mirus
Sometimes we benefit from practical examples of how to grow in holiness. That’s why we turn to the lives of the saints. But one drawback is that so many of those who are canonized followed particular paths of life to which the vast majority of us are not called. A gap in understanding arises between the commitment represented by an extraordinary vocation...


When Planned Parenthood bullies try to push your buttons...
David Mills
He’s a very nice guy, Peter Wolfgang. And a lot more patient than I am. Which is good, because when they have to deal with him, pro-choicers act like the jerk in the third grade who keeps flicking the back of your ear. You may remember what happens. I do. You bear it patiently. You’re not going to complain to the teacher. That’s against the code...


Inside a Brazilian chapel made out of wine...


Notre Dame to cover prominent murals of Christopher Columbus...


Give your children back to Christ, through Mary...
Stacy Trasancos
Just like that, my husband and I were sitting in the pew alone. For over fifteen years we managed children during Mass, but suddenly one Sunday the girls were helping with their jobs and our youngest boy was assisting as an altar server. I could hear all those times other women said to me: “Oh honey, don’t worry about your babies making noise...


The Covington Catholic dust-up was a brief, weird situation. So why are we all talking about it?
Amy Welborn
Well, that was quite the weekend on the Internets, wasn’t it? When the Covington Catholic photo flashed across one of my feeds, I freely admit that my first reaction was, “Expel him!” accompanied by several tweets/posts that mercifully existed only in my head. And then... as it does... a fuller picture started emerging. As it does...


A real look at the (notoriously under-reported) March for Life...


A reflection on a sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., refuting atheistic materialism...


In search of non-toxic manhood...
Ross Douthat
One of the frustrating tics of our society’s progressive vanguard is the assumption that every evil it discovers was entirely invisible in the past, that this generation is the first to wrestle with dominance and cruelty. This forgetting of human experience, this perpetual present-tenseness, pervades the latest flashpoint in the culture war over the sexes — the new guidelines for treating male pathology from the American Psychological Association...


Where did Jesus’ first miracle really take place?


Covington Catholic students at the Indigenous Peoples March: What we know...


Why March for Life? “They’re only babies...”...
John Zmirak
A right-wing atheist I knew at Yale liked to get under believers’ skins. At 22, he sported a prophet’s hipster John Brown beard. He taught some younger members of the Party of the Right to channel Nietzsche, swig bourbon, and target shoot beer bottles just off campus. I thought him pernicious. As an angry Catholic culture warrior from Queens...


Rumors of the death of detente with traditionalists may be exaggerated...
John Allen
As expected, Pope Francis on Saturday formally abolished the “Ecclesia Dei” commission, ending its over thirty-year run as the Vatican’s primary forum for relations with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and the broader traditionalist galaxy in the Church. First reported by a series of traditionalist blogs in December...


Biblical basics about Mother Mary...


The age of deference by bishops toward the Holy Father has taken a decisive turn...

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News in an age of rage tweets: Who needs to repent, after the Covington Catholic acid storm?
Terry Mattingly
As this past weekend’s March for Life controversy began to escalate, I did what legions of other journalists and pundits did — I aimed a tweet at the young men of Covington Catholic High School and their leaders. It was a rather mild tweet, as these things go. I said: “We can hope the young men repent and change. #MarchForLife holds out hope for repentance and healing...


12 (or so) things that caught my eye at the March for Life 2019...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
On today — what some of us call the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children — a few people and signs that caught my eye on Friday at the March for Life... The painful reality... Not a statistic, not a theoretical debate... The pro-life generation... So many families... They walked even if it wasn't easy...


What is time?
Msgr. Charles Pope
So often in funerals I hear proclaimed the familiar lines from the Book of Ecclesiastes, which speaks to the great mystery we call time; more on its text, in a moment. If I were to ask you to define time, could you do it in a way that really satisfies? For example, some have defined as “the measure of change.” Well, OK, but that doesn’t satisfy...


The devil, a protagonist throughout the millennia, has clearly upped his game...


What I tell my altar servers...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Boys, before we get down to particulars, I want you to know why we have altar servers at all. Do the deacons and I need you to bring the bread and the water and wine to the altar? No, we could do that ourselves. Do we need you to carry candles and the cross and hold the book? Not really. The priest is supposed to extend his hands in prayer...


We have nuclear ships and subs. So why are there no nuclear airplanes?


The time Bill Murray gave David Letterman a baptismal gown...


Martin Luther King Jr. stands firmly on the shoulders of Augustine and Aquinas...
Kathy Schiffer
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, helped Americans to understand that while obedience to the law is important, one is not required to obey an unjust law. In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on April 16, 1963, he drew on the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas to explain the difference between just and unjust laws:


Panama, Vatican make final preparations for papal visit, World Youth Day this week...


Why is the night sky dark?


There seems to be more to the Steubenville kerfuffle than meets the eye...


There seems to be more to the Covington Catholic kerfuffle than meets the eye...
Rod Dreher
Good morning from Dublin. It is really interesting to observe US public controversies from outside the American bubble. I am startled by the massive controversy that has erupted over the Covington (KY) Catholic school boys and the Native American man, Nathan Phillips, in the aftermath of the March For Life. Several video clips of the confrontation between an elder of the Omaha tribe and a large group of Catholic high school boys wearing MAGA hats have gone viral...


Covington Catholic, rage and civil war...


Watch the March for Life from beginning to end in a one-minute time lapse...


The readings for this Lord’s Day highlight Jesus as our spiritual bridegroom...
John Bergsma
This Sunday we remain in the afterglow of Epiphany, the celebration of the “manifestation” of Jesus’ divine glory. [Greek epi – phaino = “shine upon” = “reveal, manifest.”] Epiphany, which once was its own season (like Advent or Christmas), has often been associated with three events from the Gospels: the Magi, the Baptism...


Vatican knew about Bishop Zanchetta’s “obscene” selfies in 2015, say Argentine Church officials...


Former athlete Katrina Gallic found strength in her paralysis — and call to join the March for Life...


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