Oct. 13 is the day of “the Miracle of the Sun,” when St. Joseph was seen at Fatima…

The Year of St. Joseph has already had its liturgical highpoints — the Feast of the Holy Family last December, the Solemnity of St. Joseph himself in March and the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker in May. Then there are the infancy feasts of Jesus where Joseph is present: Christmas, Epiphany, the Presentation in the Temple. There is even a lesser known feast of the “Holy Espousals” of Joseph and Mary (Jan. 23).

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Confessions of a pro-life Catholic Democrat in a divided nation…

One year after the most divisive elections in at least 50 years, there is little evidence that distrust and animosity laid bare by that bitter contest—and its horrific aftermath on Jan. 6—are going anywhere. Americans remain divided over longstanding culture war issues like abortion and climate change and more recent issues such as the best policy response to the ongoing pandemic.

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“And God said, Let the waters be gathered together” — Scientists say new findings are “complete reversal” in understanding why Earth became hospitable and Venus didn’t…

Venus may be a sweltering wasteland today, but scientists have questioned whether the planet was always so inhospitable. While previous studies suggested Venus might have once been covered in oceans, new research has found the opposite: Venus has likely never been able to support oceans.

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Software piracy and a classic case of doubt of conscience…

The following moral principle applies to all cases of doubtful conscience: If we are contemplating some behavior that we believe might be wrong, we should refrain from acting until we settle the question. This is because one who willfully does what he believes might be evil is willing to do that evil. And a will willing to do evil is a bad will.

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The conversion of such a high-profile intellectual as Michael Nazir-Ali is an enormous boost for the Catholic Ordinariate, set up by Pope Benedict XVI…

Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester and one of the best-known Anglican clerics, could be ordained as a Catholic priest as early as next month. The conversion of such a high-profile intellectual would be an enormous boost for the Catholic Ordinariate, set up by Pope Benedict XVI to receive Anglicans into the Roman church…

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Christ is the key to your life — He unlocks your story and pieces it together into a coherent whole…

When we think back on our own story, we can’t conceive of it as one coherent narrative. We might remember one moment here, and then another there, and not in any particular order. And yet, if we think for long enough, something coherent will begin to emerge. And of course, our story is not just about us; we have to think of others and their impact on us as well…

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High-profile Anglican bishop Michael Nazir-Ali becomes Catholic, will be ordained a priest “in due course” …

A prominent and retired Church of England bishop once tipped to become a future Archbishop of Canterbury has been received into the Catholic Church, becoming one of the most high-profile Anglican clergymen to make the journey to Rome possibly since Father Ronald Knox in 1917. Michael Nazir-Ali was received into the Church on Sept. 29, the feast of St. Michael the Archangel…

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