A forum of Catholic Thought

Just a parish priestFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that Father Michael McGivney will be beatified this Saturday in Hartford during the year in which we mark the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX's declaring St. Joseph the ...

'Catholic' Bible vs. King JamesFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I was raised Catholic and love my religion. But my brother has become a Pentecostal. He says that the King James Bible was published before the Catholic one and that Catholics added other books to ...

World Mission Sunday 2020: A Great Day for the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

This year has certainly been one for the record books! "Adjusting" has become a way of life for all of us whether in the way we work, attend class, or even worship. We mourn for lives lost, struggle with ...

Love commandedScott Hahn

Jesus came not to abolish the Old Testament law but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17). And in today's Gospel, He reveals that love -- of God and of neighbor -- is the fulfillment of the whole of the law ...

Coming to know the original three-dimensional Carlo AcutisFather Roger Landry

Last Saturday in Assisi, Carlo Acutis was beatified. On Monday, the Church celebrated his feast for the first time, on the 14th anniversary of Carlo's 2006 death of acute leukemia. The time between Carlo's ...

Vaccine from aborted fetusesFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have been reading about vaccines being developed that use cell lines from aborted fetuses. Can you explain to me the Catholic teaching with regard to using these cell lines? (Albany, New York) A. ...

Stormy weatherJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we moved to New Orleans, we were told that the four seasons here are a little different from what we'd been used to. Instead of spring, summer, fall, and winter, it's Mardi Gras, crawfish, hurricane, ...

Follow Cardinal Seán's Example: Be a Missionary, Wherever You Are!Maureen Crowley Heil

October is known in our Church as the Month of the Rosary. It is also Mission Month and it kicks off with a great day -- the Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions. Although she ...

Caesar and the kingScott Hahn

The Lord is king over all the earth, as we sing in today's Psalm. Governments rise and fall by His permission, with no authority but that given from above (see John 19:11; Romans 13:1). In effect, God ...

Marrying an 'anti-Catholic'Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. My goddaughter is considering marrying a man who will not get married in the Catholic Church and says that their children will not be raised Catholic. If she does this, can she still attend Mass and ...

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