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Pushed off the platform

It is highly important to the United States that some national political leader, somewhere, affirm the principle that since all human beings are created equal and endowed by their Creator with a right ...



Did you know?Father Robert M. O'Grady

This week and next, there will be a feature that will appear occasionally throughout the year in the Formed in Christ column. It will provide updates about newly available and required liturgical books. ...

One flockScott Hahn

As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today's Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that ...

In July, watch this blockbuster sci-fi and remember the battle!Bishop Robert Reed

If you like a good science fiction flick, "Independence Day" is an engaging movie worth viewing again -- and thinking about from a faith perspective. Released in 1996, it stars a youthful, charismatic ...

Be a Lifeline for Mission Seminarians!Maureen Crowley Heil

All around our country, seminarians are arriving at their summer formation assignments and, with any luck, enjoying some well-earned time with family and friends. Compare that with men who are studying ...

How we fightJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Here they come again, sir!" A memorable line spoken by a memorable character in the epic Civil War film "Gettysburg." This stirring depiction of Union troops during the Confederate assault on ...

St. Benedict and his medal: Defense against demonic attacksDr. R. Jared Staudt

Temptations in a fallen city, memories of a beautiful woman, a poisoned chalice, the attacks of an envious priest, curses from a pagan priest, a rock that won't budge, another that falls on a young ...

Two years after DobbsRussell Shaw

Two years ago, the Supreme Court vindicated the right to life by reversing a 1973 ruling which abruptly asserted the existence of a constitutional right to abortion that no one had ever previously heard ...

What does 'Ordinary Time' mean in the church's calendar?Jenna Marie Cooper

Q: I once heard a priest talk about Ordinary Time and that it didn't mean "plain" or that other times were more important. Of course, I can't remember how he explained it. Can you explain some more? A: ...