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Vatican reverses decision, allows Festing to take part in Order of Malta election


Pope Francis deploys his power over the past...
John Allen
When we think about papal primacy, the focus is generally on a pope’s power in the present: “Supreme, full, immediate and universal ordinary power in the Church, which he is always able to exercise freely,” in the language of the Code of Canon Law. Yet a pontiff also enjoys a degree of power over the past as well, especially which parts of it are remembered and celebrated...


Why didn't Christ stay continually with His disciples between His Resurrection and Ascension?
Msgr. Charles Pope
After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the tomb, fourth to Peter, fifth to the two disciples going to Emmaus...


Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines tackle the Eternal City...
Kathy Schiffer
This week University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has led his team to Rome, an extraordinary team bonding experience and a unique opportunity for the players, many of whom had never been outside the U.S. On the Wolverines' agenda: three football practices, cultural immersion, a weekly papal audience, and an opportunity to see Pope Francis up-close and personal...


Burning hearts and open Scriptures: Preparing for the 3rd Sunday of Easter...


9 family lessons I learned while living in an abbey...
Kevin Di Camillo
I lived—briefly—as a Norbertine Affiliate at Saint Joseph Priory, part of Saint Norbert Canonry, in the Jubilee Year 2000. And though God was not calling me to the priesthood or religious life, during that short time I learned some life lessons that have only benefited me through the years...


Kate O’Beirne was a model of joy and faith...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
It was a very early hour when I left Kate O’Beirne’s hospital room with some of her dearest friends in the world, as her family kept vigil. In their generosity, they shared her last hours with us. It was hard to leave because we knew we would never see her alive again. Before I got there, one of the priests ministering to her remarked that it was the first time she didn’t have the perfect line...


What's the best way to crack an egg? Physics has the answer...


NYTimes op-ed: Was the Pope wrong to compare refugee centers to concentration camps?
Dawn Eden Goldstein
Until last weekend, Pope Francis earned nothing but praise from the American Jewish Committee. But when the pope, speaking off the cuff, likened European migrant and refugee holding centers to concentration camps, the advocacy group’s response was swift and sharp. “The conditions in which migrants are currently living in some European countries may well be difficult and deserve still greater international attention...


A tale of two interpretations of ‘Amoris Laetitia’...
E. Christian Brugger
The post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) was published one year ago on the solemnity of St. Joseph. Since then, two competing interpretations, or, rather, pastoral applications of Chapter 8 (on divorce, remarriage and the sacraments) have emerged. They are epitomized in two sets of diocesan guidelines...


U.S. marks 50th anniversary of legalized abortion...


Four nuns have formed a band at Catholic U. It’s called Force of Habit...


French Catholics divided in lead-up to second round of presidential election...


4 danger signs of cult-like behavior, and 4 antidotes...


The 5 people you'll meet in seminary...


The three books I'm going to read next...


French bishops offer divided voters guidelines on presidential runoff...


We are strangers in a strange land...

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Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?
Fr. Raymond de Souza
When Pope Francis travels to Egypt this Friday and Saturday, what will he say about Islam? Will it be Benedict XVI at Regensburg, or Barack Obama at Cairo? The Holy Father arrives just weeks after ISIS attempted to assassinate Pope Tawadros II, the most senior Christian pastor in Egypt, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church. ISIS did not get Tawadros...


A cautionary tale about yoga...
Jenny Uebbing
A caveat and a bit of a personal anecdote to kick things off in what I am certain will be a robust discussion about the activity behind suburban America’s favorite eponymous pants: I used to practice yoga, probably just as casually and non-spiritually as the next girl, and while I never had a punchcard or a regular spot in a studio class...


Why do Catholics kiss crosses and statues?
Elizabeth Scalia
We were always kissing things. Growing up in an ethnic Catholic neighborhood full of large families and clumsy kids, it was not unusual to see people pressing their lips against many things besides dogs and people. Let someone knock over a kitschy plastic glow-in-the-dark St. Jude and it would be placed back on the shelf with a quick kiss...


Emmaus, Eucharist, and Emma Thompson: The hidden Mass in ‘Wit’...
Rick Becker
The Emmaus Road reading was on Wednesday – an Eastertide favorite! It’s such a gentle tale, and so human. You can feel the downcast spirits of the disillusioned disciples; you share in their enthusiasm as their mysterious companion explains the Scriptures; you marvel with them as Jesus is revealed and then whisked away at their shared meal...


A week with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal — and an unexpected ending...


Is a bad temper the most destructive element in human nature?
David Mills
Ill-temper may be the vice of the virtuous, but it’s not the vice of the holy. I think Drummond means to distinguish the two. The elder brother was virtuous in a by-the-book way. He wasn’t the guy you’d want at a party, though. He’d bring everyone down, and that’s why the ill-tempered will find themselves left outside...


Why did the Lord appear to the women before the Apostles?


Scouting in the balance...
Archbishop Samuel Aquila
I was dismayed to learn this past January that the Boy Scouts of America decided to end their practice of more than 100 years that allowed only boys to be members. They did this by permitting transgender boys to join troops, that is, girls who struggle with gender dysphoria and are living as though they are boys.


Does St. Paul offer any clues about the dating of the Gospels?
Jimmy Akin
Skeptical New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman offers a brief look at how many Bible scholars estimate when the Gospels were written. Let’s talk about that. In the 6th edition of his textbook The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Ehrman has a text box entitled “Establishing the Dates of the Gospels...


Trump administration requests 60 day extension of HHS mandate litigation...


Did Christ appear first to His Mother after the Resurrection?


There's a big difference between counseling the doubtful and counseling doubt...


Today, little boy, I choose you...


Hey NPR: ISIS threats to St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai are not just about tourist dollars...


This ice cube trick might be the coolest burger grilling trick of all time...


Pope Francis and the “Benedict Option”...


The 20 types of people you'll meet at Mass — which one are you?


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