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Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’


In am so proud of our students at Catholic University. Here’s why...


True witnesses to the Resurrection...
Fr. Victor Feltes
When I was a grade-schooler, a classmate told me, “Did you know, if you dream that you’re falling and you hit the ground in your dream, you’ll die in real life?” I was astounded and the idea stuck with me. But upon later reflection, I realized the suggestion was nonsense. If someone had died in their sleep because they fell to the ground in a dream...


Choice on Myanmar: Defend religious freedom now, or pay price later...
John Allen
What Pope Francis on Easter Sunday referred to as the “cruel violence” in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and hotels and leaving more than 300 people dead, is obviously an affront to humanity, but it’s also the latest wake-up call about the urgency of defending religious freedom worldwide. In comfortable Western settings such as the United States...


Why was the Resurrection such a hidden event?
Msgr. Charles Pope
There is something of a hidden quality to the resurrection appearances that has always puzzled me. Jesus did not appear openly to all but rather only to some. Why? It is so different from what most of us would do! If I were God (and it is very good for you that I am not), I would rise from the dead very dramatically. Perhaps I would summon people to my tomb with trumpet blasts and then emerge amid great fanfare (including a multitude of angels)...


Will our resurrected body have superhero powers?


New Vatican document to put evangelization ahead of doctrine...
Inés San Martín
A new “super dicastery” on evangelization might be one of the most significant reforms of the governing structures of the Vatican, according to a new report. Spanish journalist Dario Menor Torres, writing for the weekly Vida Nueva, reveals several elements of the new Vatican constitution that has been in development for years...


What does Jesus mean when He tells St. Mary Magdalene not to cling to Him because He was not yet ascended?


ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings...


“On the third day he rose again.” Why the third day?


Political style question for tense times: What do you call people killed in church on Easter?
Terry Mattingly
I have been covering the religion beat, to one degree or another, for 40 years and I have never heard “Easter worshippers” used as a replacement for the word “Christians.” Is this a reference to people who worship ON Easter or, well, people who worship Easter? As an Eastern Orthodox Christian, I am well aware that Christians around the world — due to the much-covered clash between the Gregorian calendar and the older Julian calendar — usually celebrate Christianity’s most important holy day at different times...


The death of Father James Schall — a philosopher who dared...
Donald DeMarco
Jesuit Father James Vincent Schall, distinguished political philosopher and author of 30 books, passed away April 17, 2019, at the age of 91. The virtues that Etienne Gilson ascribed to Saint Thomas Aquinas—intellectual modesty and intellectual audacity, each to a high degree—were evident in this gentleman scholar. “No evil can happen to a good man...


Easter brings a ‘new world,’ Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi...


Easter attacks on churches in Sri Lanka are tragic, but hardly surprising...


Where, O death, is your victory?
Mary Jo Gerd
For those of you who mourn the death of a loved one, this is the day when we joyfully (yet often with tears in our eyes) anticipate our eventual reunion in heaven. May the powerful hope of seeing our dear ones again, that is made possible by our Lord’s victorious Resurrection, be with you this Easter season and always. Oh, what a glorious day...


The brain that remade itself...


3D scans of Notre Dame could prove pivotal in its reconstruction...


“Three days and three nights?”...

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Where is the Catholic Church headed?
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Before we returned to the United States from England for me to be ordained as a Catholic priest I was running a business I founded called Working Hero. This was a business training company that helped managers and business leaders manage change. We used the hero’s quest in movies to illustrate to our clients how heroes in films cope with the challenge of change...


Prayer wins: Federal appeals court rules House chaplain can reject secular invocation...


The two Paschas of Jews and Christians — A previously unpublished letter by Benedict XVI comes to light...
Sandro Magister
92 years after his birth and 6 after his resignation from the papacy, Joseph Ratzinger is still highly active. A few days after the sensational publication of his “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, another never-before-published text of his is seeing the light, which was known to exist but can be read in its entirety only now...


Of Highlander, pig brains, and Easter: St. Beuno of Wales...
Rick Becker
Remember Highlander (1986)? It’s about a race of immortals who rattle around the centuries trying to wipe each other out. “In the end,” declaims one of them (played by the immortal Sean Connery), “there can be only one.” Plus there’s this: The only way to kill one of these guys is to lop off his head. And when I say lop...


I believe we are on the cusp of a 500-year change in the Church...


Paris without her cathedral...


The Risen Lord’s victory over death and sin...
Anthony Lilles
In His Divine Person, the New Adam united Himself to the destruction men suffer in death, to vanquish and transform what would most threaten human dignity into a gateway of eternal glory. Sin is our hostility to Life Himself, and death in sin is the destruction of human life. Sin is the source of our guilt and wraps our existence in shame so that death's shadow haunts our lives...


What’s the most important question you’ll ever be asked?
John Clark
In a recent interview with the The New York Times, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger tells the story of the most impactful test he ever took. It was the final exam, for which he had studied diligently and felt prepared to ace. Yet, the business course test contained a question that he was not expecting. In fact, the test contained only one single question: The teacher handed out the final exam...


Sri Lanka attacks: ‘International network’ linked to bombings that killed 290 people...


3 reasons why the Notre Dame blaze broke so many hearts...


Fearful yet overjoyed: The journey to Resurrection faith...


How to understand the readings for Easter Day...
John Bergsma
The Mass of Easter Day is one of the most joyful in the Church calendar, as the Church basks in the afterglow of the most remarkable intervention of God into human history, the resurrection of his own son. The First Reading from Acts is a beautiful summary of the Gospel message and the faith of the early Church. In this synopsis of Peter’s preaching...


“In my life, where am I going? What is the stone I need to remove?”...
Pope Francis
The women bring spices to the tomb, but they fear that their journey is in vain, since a large stone bars the entrance to the sepulcher. The journey of those women is also our own journey; it resembles the journey of salvation that we have made this evening. At times, it seems that everything comes up against a stone: the beauty of creation against the tragedy of sin; liberation from slavery against infidelity to the covenant; the promises of the prophets against the listless indifference of the people...


Here’s what to know about the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka...


Tenebrae: Lamentations of Jeremiah...


Facebook fascism and the slippery slope to tyranny...


A Tale of Two Cities’ Cathedrals...


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