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‘Victory for Victims’: Trump Signs Genocide Relief Act for Iraqi and Syrian Christians

By Peter Jesserer Smith | WASHINGTON — Just one day after Iraq celebrated the anniversary of its total victory over the Islamic State terrorist army, President Donald Trump signed into law a new...

Church of England to Create ‘Celebratory’ Transgender Liturgies

By Ed Condon/CNA | LONDON — The Church of England has published pastoral guidelines for liturgical services that would celebrate the completion of “gender transitioning” by those Anglicans who identify as...

SDG Reviews ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

By Steven D. Greydanus | In the last 10 minutes or so of Mary Poppins Returns, something truly magical happens. First, Dick Van Dyke shows up, virtually reprising his brief secondary role from Mary...

A 10-Point Primer on the Lord’s Prayer Kerfuffle

By Jimmy Akin | Several newspapers are reporting that Pope Francis is likely to approve a change in the Italian translation of the Lord’s Prayer. This is causing concern in some quarters. What’s the real story, and what does...

How Catholics Can Ensure Their Health Care Doesn’t Fund Abortion

By Lauretta Brown | WASHINGTON — As lawmakers and religious leaders push for more transparency regarding the funding of abortion in the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), there are resources available to...

How Should the Church Address Clerical Misconduct With Adults?

By Peter Jesserer Smith | Standing at a payphone in Rome, calling his wife in tears, was not how the newly ordained Catholic deacon planned to end a 10-day pilgrimage in Rome. On a misty night in...

President Trump Nominates William Barr as Attorney General

By Joan Frawley Desmond | WASHINGTON — When President Trump named William Barr as his nominee for U.S. attorney general, the news brought a sense of relief to Republican lawmakers eager for a...

We Are Created for Joy

By Claire Dwyer | Sunday, Dec. 16, is the Third Sunday of Advent. Mass Readings:  Zephaniah 3:14-18A; Isaiah 12: 2-3, 4, 5-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18. On the Third Sunday of Advent in 1944, a...

Would It Matter If We’re Living in a Simulation?

By Jimmy Akin | A reader writes: My good sir, a baptized Catholic who is away from the Faith asked me at work this week: “How do we know we are not living in a computer simulation? What is wrong with Elon Musk’s simulation...

Take a Marian Journey Through the Eternal City

By Joseph Pronechen | ROME: A PILGRIMAGE WITH MARY By Father Joseph Roesch, MIC Marian Press, 2018 160 pages, $24.95 To order: shopmercy.org or (800) 462-7426   Who better to go on a pilgrimage...