CDF weighs in on pro-choice Communion debate, a catechesis on catechists, and hot chicken…

In the U.S. and most of the Anglophone West, we tend to think of “catechists” as instructors of religious education, perhaps parish DREs or high school religion teachers, and others who teach the faith in some similar institutional setting. But in many other parts of the world, especially those the Church deems missionary territory, the “catechist” is responsible for much more…

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Can sin make you happy? No. Christ frees us from our sins so we can be joyful forever…..

I know a guy who was a heroin addict for 40 years. It’s a miracle he’s alive, and he described the process of leaving his drug as a leap of faith. It wasn’t easy, but he took that leap of faith, and he found joy on the other side. He also found himself in the process. That’s how it is with every bad behavior or addiction or sin or anything we leave behind…

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Stretching Out to Great Things: A Commencement Address for the University of St. Thomas in Houston…

I have the very happy responsibility today of congratulating the University of St. Thomas class of 2021! And also to express my pride in becoming today a member of your class. I’m delighted to be in your company. I would also, of course, like to thank and congratulate your parents…

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What the Catholic Church teaches about the morality of the COVID-19 vaccines…

In the midst of many questions surrounding COVID-19 and vaccines, the Church has worked hard to provide clear, even if sophisticated and highly nuanced, answers. It is important for Catholics who think with the Church to put in the time to listen to the authentic voices and to study Church teaching so that we may radiate true light to others at a time of confusion…

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God’s love for you is not just a theory. It is a flesh-and-blood reality that can be seen, heard, and touched…

Following up on Sunday’s Gospel and noting that in the Office of Readings during the sixth week of Easter, we read from the First Letter of John, We return to the connection of the Law and the keeping of the Commandments. The first letter of John emphasizes the Incarnation of Jesus and demands that we experience the Word becoming Flesh in a practical way in our own lives.

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