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Could Cardinal Sarah Bring an End to the Liturgy Wars?

By Kathy Schiffer | In the years since the Second Vatican Council, a rift has grown between the “conservative Catholics” – those who prefer the traditional Latin Mass – and those who attend the post-Vatican II Novus Ordo Mass,...

Former US Vicar of Opus Dei Loses Battle With Cancer

By CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, passed away at age 71 at his Washington, D.C., home on July 19 after a battle with cancer. “Father Arne had the firm...

Third Way for Beatification: ‘Free Offering of a Life’

By Brian O’Neel | Until last week, the Catholic Church gave two ways for the faithful departed to qualify for sainthood. The first way was to prove the candidate died in odium fidei (because of hatred of...

Maronite Catholic Convent Hosts Interfaith Meeting of Iraqi Youth

By Doreen Abi Raad | BEIRUT, Lebanon — A group of Iraqi youth of different faiths aims to fight the fanaticism and divisions plaguing their country with an arsenal of peace-building tools acquired from...

Herbert Ratner: Apostle of the Culture of Life

By Donald DeMarco | Herbert Ratner was the youngest of seven children, born May 23, 1907, in New York City to Jewish-Russian immigrants. His father, a socialist who had no use for religion, named him after...

The Way Ahead for Catholics with Same-Sex Attraction, The Sin Problem, Rescuing a Church, and More!

By Tito Edwards | The Way Ahead for Catholics with Same-Sex Attraction – Mgsr. Keith Barltrop, Catholic Herald The Sin Problem – Ken Kniepmann, Catholic Stand Traditionalist Institute Saves Second...

St. Mary Magdalene—A Patron Saint for Hairstylists

By Thomas Craughwell | St. Mary Magdalene (1st century) Feast day: July 22 In his Gospel, St. Luke tells how one day a woman who was a notorious sinner entered a house where Jesus was dining with friends, and, to the...

Did the Church “Steal” Christmas From Pagan Rome?

By Angelo Stagnaro | For millennia, every December 25, Christians have celebrated the feast of the birth of Jesus Christ. As the Catechism says (525-526): Jesus was born in a humble stable, into a poor family. Simple shepherds...

Putting the “You” in Eugenics

By Matthew Archbold | Since being spoiled for a few decades by the Nazis, eugenics is becoming all the rage again. The most recent example is a new program in White County, Tennessee, which offers inmates the option of having...

David Daleiden to Appeal Contempt Fine Over Planned Parenthood Videos

By CNA/EWTN News | SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has ordered more than $136,000 in fines after the release of several undercover videos in a series that appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood officials...