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The first three plenary councils of Baltimore in 1852, 1866 and 1884 were exercises in ecclesial communion for the incipient American Church. The American Bishops covered topics ranging from the … more
A recent poll found that only about one-third of U.S. Catholics believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Sadly, this reflects the growing antipathy toward religion affecting many … more
The August 30 issue of Science reported the results of a major scientific study on homosexuality. The study, which involved nearly half a million people from a number of countries around the world, … more
It’s not often that all three Sunday Mass readings have the same overriding theme, but that is the case this coming Sunday. The common theme therein is the abundant and gratuitous mercy of God, … more
A common criticism that is found on social media and in other news media outlets is that people lack civility with those who disagree with their opinions. Oftentimes, for instance, when a person … more
In response to recent comments on America’s mass shootings, Mike Newall of The Philadelphia Inquirer criticized Archbishop Charles Chaput for “failing to identify” the true evil at the heart of … more
Pope Francis released a profoundly moving letter to priests on the 160th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney. His words offer paternal support to priests in a time of unchartered trial. … more
As we honor the Blessed Mother on the Solemnity of her Assumption (August 15), we are reminded in a special way of the dignity of motherhood. At the end of her earthly life, Mary’s body did not … more
In mid-June of this year, the Supreme Court of the State of New York rendered the decision that the body of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen was to be returned to his home diocese of Peoria, … more
In his encyclical “Rerum Novarum,” Pope Leo XIII discussed the issues concerning rights and duties of capital and labor. He was writing this letter during a time of great revolutionary changes in … more
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