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Is it possible to be judgmental and Christian at the same time? Read this reflection on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. ...read more
To celebrate World Mission Sunday, Julian Paparella shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for the day and asks: What is faith? ...read more
Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann continues his exploration of married clergy by looking at how we came to have (a few) married priests in the Roman Rite. ...read more
Is it possible to have married Catholic priests? Deacon Pedro explores the history of celibacy in the priesthood and the case for married clergy. ...read more
On October 13, 2019, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass for Canonization of five new saints in St. Peter's Square. Read the full text of his homily here. ...read more
What's with all the popes being canonized recently? In this article, Professor Christopher Bellitto gives us the lowdown on papal saints. ...read more
How can we distinguish between two saints who had so much in common? Read this blog to learn the difference between Bishop Neumann and Cardinal Newman. ...read more
Why is the Church holding a Synod on the Amazon? And why should we care? Deacon Pedro explains the issues and how they impact all of us. ...read more
I did not grow up praying novenas, but I did know what they were and I knew people who prayed them. Still, for some reason that now escapes me, a few years ago, I decided to pray a novena to St. Therese and started looking online for a good one to do. I found PrayMoreNovenas.com ...read more
Want to learn more about John Henry Newman? Check out this post which reveals 7 things you probably never knew about him before. ...read more