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A reflection on faithful fortitude and a call to Catholic courage

When is the last time you saw someone display courage?

We know it exists among public servants: soldiers, policemen, firefighters. We know it existed among the first responders at 9/11. We find it in people who sacrifice their lives for the well-being of those dearest to them, such as a father who will dive into water to save a drowning son or daughter.

But how a...

An interview with Italian theologian and journalist, Andrea Gagliarducci, about Francis, Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II, and Paul VI

Andrea Gagliarducci is one of Rome’s leading “Vaticanistas.” His blog “Monday Vatican” and countless columns and articles for the Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register, Inside the Vatican, and the Italian journals Il Tempo and La Sicilia appear on Catholic “Mu...

Father Ian Ker’s Newman on Vatican II is thoroughly researched and masterfully written.

In the course of his long career as priest, poet, historian, philosopher, educator, theologian, novelist, and satirist, Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) became something of a connoisseur of what he called “the tin-kettle accounts of me which rattle to and fro in the world.”  When he learned that someone was putting about the rumor that he had lost his ...

The just concluded Humanum conference featured addresses from Pope Francis and the former Chief Rabbi of the UK, and was attended by 350 interreligious leaders.

Pope Francis set a very strong tone for the intense three-day Vatican colloquium Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage, held November 17-19 in the same hall of last month’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, where the Holy Father played the role of listener. During his ten-minute address to open the Humanum conference on Mo...

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, the newly elected Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Communications, discusses the recent General Assembly, the Pope, media spin, and mission vs. maintenance

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and is the newly elected Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Communications. He received his doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at St. Anselmo in Rome, and is a former Professor of Sacred Liturgy and Preaching at St. John’s Seminary ...

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