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Pope Francis in Georgia: "Gender theory" is a "great enemy of marriage today"
By Catholic News Agency
“Today the whole world is at war trying to destroy marriage,” the Holy Father says in a speech during his Caucasus tour, noting that this war isn’t being fought with arms “but with ideas.”
Norms, Abnormality, and False Liberation
By James Kalb
We don't have more freedom, tolerance, and respect than we used to. Instead we have constraint, suppression, and condemnation with regard to different things.
Cardinal Robert Sarah on "The Strength of Silence" and the Dictatorship of Noise
By CWR Staff
In a wide-ranging interview with "La Nef", Cardinal Sarah discusses his new book, published in France, saying, "By living with the silent God, and in Him, we ourselves become silent."
“Now all that is gone”: The vanishing Christian communities of Iraq and Syria
By K. V. Turley
An interview with the filmmakers behind “Our Last Stand,” a new documentary about the on-going genocide perpetrated against Middle Eastern Christians
Poland and Abortion: Facts and Falsehoods
By Filip Mazurczak
Recent reports of millions of pro-abortion protesters are not only demonstrably erroneous, they ignore or misrepresent the overwhelmingly pro-life nature of Polish society and legislation.
China's human rights record "is utterly disgraceful" and getting worse
By Catholic News Agency
The report released Thursday by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China says that there are 8,000 “cases of political or religious imprisonment in China”.
From an October Night to an Easter Dawn
By Christopher S. Morrissey
Reflections on Dawn Eden's "Remembering God’s Mercy: Redeem the Past Free Yourself from Painful Memories"
Secularism’s “moonshot” doctrine of resurrection
By James Day
Secularism is nothing more than an attempt to remake Christianity’s understanding about man, God, and the world.
Visiting the Benedictine Monks of Norcia
By Dorothy Cummings McLean
It is late September, and I have come with my husband Mark to Norcia, Italy, which is the birthplace of Saints Benedict and Scholastica.
Scientist, Theologian, Mother
By Nicholas Senz
“Science is a love affair with Creation,” says Dr. Stacy Trasancos, author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science, “and therefore a love affair with Christ.”
Fake Catholic Groups and the "Catholic Spring" Emails
By Anne Hendershott
It is now impossible to deny that Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have worked for years to undermine and manipulate Catholic leadership
Padre Pio: The Second Pillar of the Jubilee of Mercy
By Fr Nicholas Gregoris
Padre Pio was misunderstood and even maligned during his lifetime, but ultimately his authentic sanctity and heroic virtue prevailed over any forms of cynicism and skepticism in his regard.
Serving the Divorced and Remarried Well
By Thomas J. Nash
The perils of using subjective standards in interpreting disputed sections of Amoris Laetitia indicates the pressing need for a new Vademecum to help guide confessors
Abp. Alexander Sample Discusses His Pastoral Letter about "Amoris Laetitia"
By Carl E. Olson
"As difficult as it can be," says the Archbishop of Portland, Oregon, "and as much of a cross it might be for us at a time in our life, God’s grace enables us to overcome our struggles, even with sin."
Crazy clericalism at Houston’s University of St. Thomas
By Dr. Randall B. Smith
Some clerics in leadership at Catholic universities give lip service to “empowering the laity”—when their real agenda is enforcing their own ideology.
A cradle of early Christianity, Turkey is often unwelcoming to today’s Christians
By Derya M. Little
How a land that still hosts hundreds of ancient churches became a country where less than 0.5 percent of the population is Christian.
Faith in Putinism: A Church-State Symbiosis
By Joseph Kremers
Vladimir Putin is building his political power around strongly vertical state power, reassertion of central control of the economy, and reinvigoration of the military, relying on the support of the Russian Orthodox Church.
How St. John Paul II changed the Church and the world
By Filip Mazurczak
As we celebrate the feast day of the Polish pope, it is fitting to consider the profound and multifaceted impact of his papacy.
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