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  • newWhat can we learn from the newest priests? Encourage vocations
    Washington D.C., May 26, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the newest priestly ordination class in the United States were closely connected to the Church growing up through their Catholic school or parish, according to a new survey of the…
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  • newPope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome
    Vatican City, May 26, 2017 / 04:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including…
    - 3 hours ago26 May 17, 10:32am -
  • newHow a nun's home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking
    Baton Rouge, La., May 26, 2017 / 03:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.In Louisiana, state estimates indicate that about 40 percent of juvenile victims…
    - 4 hours ago26 May 17, 9:33am -
  • newNew video shows graphic discussion of aborted baby parts
    Washington D.C., May 26, 2017 / 12:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Preview footage released recently by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show participants at a national abortion convention casually discussing the skulls, eyeballs and other baby bod…
    - 6 hours ago26 May 17, 6:42am -
  • newRomania takes step toward marriage defense amendment
    Bucharest, Romania, May 25, 2017 / 07:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.The Chamber of Deputies…
    - 12 hours ago26 May 17, 1:27am -
  • newCan you be pro-life and anti-war? In Pittsburgh, apparently not.
    Pittsburgh, Pa., May 25, 2017 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- On Tuesday, a “Consistent Life Ethic” group was booted from sponsorship of the Pittsburgh March Against War after Facebook complaints against their pro-life stance.Rehumanize International, previ…
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  • newWhy this cardinal has high hopes for Pope Francis' Colombia visit
    Rome, Italy, May 25, 2017 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is headed to Colombia this summer, and one of the nation's leading bishops believes the visit will be a chance for progress for many countries in the region.Cardinal Rubén Salazar…
    - 14 hours ago25 May 17, 10:51pm -

National Catholic Register

  • newWhen Did the Decline of the West Really Begin?
    By Stephen Beale | A common answer among conservatives is the 1960s. Some conservatives trace the problem back further, to the development of modernism, from the 19th century into the 20th. Distributists might pinpoint the...
    - 3 hours ago26 May 17, 10:01am -
  • newReligious Brother Is a Misunderstood Vocation, Peter Kreeft's New Book on Augustine, and More!
    By Tito Edwards | Religious Brothers Day Celebrates a Forgotten and Misunderstood Vocation in the Church - Brother Silas Henderson S.D.S., AleteiaPeter Kreeft’s Book Introduces Readers to the Brilliance...
    - 8 hours ago26 May 17, 5:00am -
  • new19 Points of Advice for Fighting the Devil
    By Patti Armstrong | The exorcists I consult occasionally for articles have personally seen a lot of the devil’s theatrics: levitation, room temperature suddenly and drastically dropping, people knowing foreign languages they...
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:01am -
  • newPregnant in a Catholic School
    By Janet Morana | Mainstream media outlets generally avoid stories that have a pro-life moral, but this week there has been wall-to-wall coverage of a high school senior who was not allowed to walk at her graduation from a...
    - 11 hours ago26 May 17, 2:24am -
  • newDeVos Upsets the NYTimes by Refusing to Punish ‘Schools That Discriminate’
    By Joan Desmond | “Betsy DeVos Refuses to  Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate.”The May 24 New York Times headline above marked an escalation in the partisan battle against school choice initiatives that have...
    - 15 hours ago25 May 17, 10:21pm -
  • newUber Drivers: Involving Us in the Way the Spirit Moves
    By Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret | New arenas of evangelization are out there and recently we had the joy of being on the receiving end. It was our first time in Phoenix, Arizona and there was even a well-coordinated theme we were...
    - 15 hours ago25 May 17, 10:01pm -
  • newSDG Reviews ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’
    By Steven D. Greydanus | Even skeptics of the franchise must admit, I think, that the Pirates of the Caribbean films have generally aimed higher and been smarter than might have been expected.The...
    - 19 hours ago25 May 17, 5:36pm -

New Advent

  • U.S. First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms...
    United States First Lady Melania Trump is a practicing Catholic, her spokeswoman has confirmed. Following speculation over Mrs Trump’s faith during her visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to DailyMail.com…
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  • 19 points of advice for fighting the devil...
    The exorcists I consult occasionally for articles have personally seen a lot of the devil’s theatrics: levitation, room temperature suddenly and drastically dropping, people knowing foreign languages they never studied, foul odors, objects flying a…
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  • A word to those being confirmed...
    One of the greatest privileges I have as a bishop is the opportunity to preside at the sacrament of Confirmation. A drawback, however, is that I am obligated to conduct over forty Confirmations in roughly a two month period—which means that I becom…
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  • Before-and-after photos of the California landslide that cut off the New Camaldoli Hermitage...
    Highway 1 meanders more than 650 miles along California’s rugged coastline. The views from this ribbon of asphalt are so spectacular, and the terrain so gorgeous, that the feds declared it an “All-American Road” in 2002. People come from far an…
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  • Let's face it: Catholicism is weird.....
    Let’s face it. Catholicism is weird. This is true for ignorant outsiders and for dissenting insiders. Like the Hebrews of old, Catholics are a peculiar people, a people set apart (Deuteronomy 14:2; Psalm 4:3; 1 Peter 2:9). The ethno-hyphenated Cath…
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  • SDG reviews ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’...
    Even skeptics of the franchise must admit, I think, that the Pirates of the Caribbean films have generally aimed higher and been smarter than might have been expected. The 2003 original, subtitled The Curse of the Black Pearl, was an unexpected criti…
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  • Why Melania and Ivanka Trump wore black to meet the Pope...
    We live in a world where few social conventions are firmly upheld. Nobody takes the request to RSVP seriously. Every day is casual Friday. When was the last time you worried about the proper placement of utensils or glassware for a dinner party? We c…
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Daily Mass Readings

  • newMemorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest
    Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,"Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city."He settled th…
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  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and,…
    - 1 day ago25 May 17, 9:30am -
  • The Ascension of the Lord
    Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many…
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  • Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1After Paul's escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible.Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:"You Athenians, I see that in every respe…
    - 2 days ago24 May 17, 9:30am -
  • Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jaile…
    - 3 days ago23 May 17, 9:30am -
  • Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the s…
    - 4 days ago22 May 17, 9:30am -
  • Sixth Sunday of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17Philip went down to the city of Samariaand proclaimed the Christ to them.With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philipwhen they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.For unclean spirits, crying o…
    - 5 days ago21 May 17, 9:30am -

Whispers in the Loggia

EWTN News

  • newWhat can we learn from the newest priests? Encourage vocations
    Washington D.C., May 26, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Members of the newest priestly ordination class in the United States were closely connected to the Church growing up through their Catholic school or parish, according to a new survey of the…
    - 1 hour ago26 May 17, 12:04pm -
  • newHow a nun's home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking
    Baton Rouge, La., May 26, 2017 / 04:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.
    - 4 hours ago26 May 17, 9:33am -
  • newNew video shows graphic discussion of aborted baby parts
    Washington D.C., May 26, 2017 / 01:42 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Preview footage released recently by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show participants at a national abortion convention casually discussing the skulls, eyeballs and other baby bod…
    - 6 hours ago26 May 17, 6:42am -
  • Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case
    Detroit, Mich., May 25, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice…
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  • Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care
    Austin, Texas, May 25, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature's approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies.
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  • Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students
    Washington D.C., May 24, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing Catholic support for programs promoting deferred deportation.
    - 2 days ago24 May 17, 2:02pm -
  • St. Louis rule creates legal traps for pro-lifers, lawsuit charges
    St. Louis, Mo., May 24, 2017 / 07:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A St. Louis city ordinance that could force Catholic schools and pro-life pregnancy centers to hire employees who support abortion has drawn legal opposition from the Archbishop of St. Louis…
    - 2 days ago24 May 17, 12:18pm -

Catholic Exchange

  • newWhy Do Catholics Have a Devotion to Mary?
    All relationships, of course, are a two-way street. They require something from us — phone calls and visits, acts of thoughtfulness, time spent together. They demand that that we give something of ourselves to the other. In our relationship with Ma…
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  • newSolemnity of the Ascension
    The celebration of the Ascension used to leave me a bit flat.  It was clear what Good Friday did for me.  And Easter Sunday’s benefits were indisputable.  But as for the Ascension, what’s in it for me? Christianity is about a kind of love we c…
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:05am -
  • newScripture Speaks: The Ascension of Our Lord
    Ascension Sunday presents a paradox:  Jesus leaves His apostles for Heaven, but He assures them He is always with them.  What kind of departure was this? Gospel (Read Mt 28:16-20) Today’s Gospel records the end of Jesus’ forty days of post-Resu…
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:02am -
  • newUntitled
    In the first reading, God assures Paul of his presence and support in his missionary work, “Do not be afraid … I am with you.” In the Gospel reading, Jesus assures his disciples of his continuing presence and support, even after he has left the…
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:00am -
  • newSt. Philip Neri
    The Italian priest St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) greatly contributed to the spiritual reformation of the Church in the sixteenth century. He was born in Florence to a wealthy family, and after receiving a good education, was apprenticed to a relative w…
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:00am -
  • newQuote of the Day
    “The joy that God takes in every man, the magnanimity with which He sets him free should teach us, for God has granted us the privilege of being His image.” -Romano Guardini, Learning the Virtues.
    - 9 hours ago26 May 17, 4:00am -
  • The Ascension and Our Journey Home
    The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord oftentimes is an understated event in the Church’s liturgical year. We profess the reality of this historical and supernatural event each Sunday as we profess the Creed. It is a significant event, in fact,…
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