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While secular courts deny what is obviously true and call it "law," Christianity joyfully proclaims that Truth can be both known and never exhausted

The phrase “the mystery of His (Christ’s) Nativity” is taken from the Preface of the Masses immediately before Christmas. This wording struck me for several reasons. One has to do with the notion of “mystery”. We actually know quite a lot about the Nativity of Christ. We know the place and the circumstances. We know the parents. We know the names of ...

How the story of the Magi sheds plenty of light on the historical soundness of the Gospel of Matthew and how early Christians viewed paganism

As we saw last time in this space, the notion that Christianity is "really" warmed-over paganism is contradicted by the fact—abundantly in evidence not only in the New Testament but in the writings of the Fathers and the liturgy of the Church—that, well, early Christi...

Gearing up for 2016, left-leaning Catholic political organizations prepare to make the case for the Democratic platform.

Promising yet again to “move beyond partisan and ideological divisions,” the George Soros-supported Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has refined its successful strategies of the past in its attempts to convince Catholic voters that the pro-choice Democratic nominees for public office in 2016 wi...

The six-year apostolic visitation process closes with praise and gratitude for the sisters’ work, while encouraging continual renewal and self-evaluation.

The final report of the apostolic visitation of US women religious was released December 16 at a morning press conference at the Vatican Press Office. The report had a positive tone that was very complimentary of women religious in general, but it also noted some...

As Catholics, we cannot condone torture, even of terrorists.

In mid-December the US Senate released its report on the CIA and the use of torture to gain information from jihadists concerning terrorism and planned attacks on Americans. The report was damning, claiming that use of torture or—(God save us from euphemisms) “enhanced interrogation techniques”—was widespread, but generally unsuccessful. Prisoners were ...

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