14 Nov Courage and True Care

Those with same-sex attractions deserve the full proclamation of the Catholic faith, the truth entrusted by Christ to the Church to make us free and lead us to salvation. That truth involves proclaiming that Jesus loves them, embraces them, died for them, and wants to...

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10 Nov Speaking for the Persecuted

While we can’t — and shouldn’t: Their lands need them! — bring every persecuted Christian over here, we can start looking at their faces, listening to their stories, and drawing one another out of our indifference. The “globalization of indifference” is how Pope Francis often refers...

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03 Nov Devil in the Details

The headline on the Vatican’s news page Thursday summed it up: “Pope: Christian life is a continuous battle against the devil.” Pope Francis talks about mercy and joy, but he also talks about the devil. Why this matters beyond pope-watching is that the devil is...

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01 Nov A Death of Desperation

PCWhysical pain is not what seems to ail the modern person most. It is the idea of slowly drifting away,of increasing physical dependence on others, of physical decline and loss of control. It is the idea that somehow our personal dignity is tied up with...

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28 Oct The Synod on the Family was perfect storm

…[R]ight when we thought that the Synodal boat must surely sink, done in by discord, dissension and gossip, a luminescent figure held up his hand and calmed the roiling waters. With his usual frank and affectionate manner, Pope Francis addressed the fathers of the Synod. He...

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27 Oct The Joyful Work of the Family

Pope Francis often talks about unemployment being an evil we face today; unemployment can sap a man’s hope, especially if he is just starting out in life. The pope went so far the other day as to say that there is no family without work,...

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25 Oct What Happened at the Synod

“[W]e saw a robust and vibrant conversation and shows the vibrancy of our Church and we need to contribute to that this year." Read more from CVUSA’s senior adviser Kim Daniels on Aleteia about what she saw in Rome....

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sharing the good

23 Oct Sharing the Good News in Confused Times

As Pope Francis said in his concluding address, the “fundamental truths of the sacrament of marriage” were never about to be abandoned during the Synod. Never was it in doubt whether the Church was going to seek to change revelation on sex being exclusively for...

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