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“Time is running out”: In new letter, Archbishop Viganò calls on Archbishop McCarrick to publicly repent...

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has publicly urged Archbishop Theodore McCarrick to publicly repent of his alleged “crimes against minors and abuses against seminarians,” saying “time is running out” and that his “eternal salvations is at stake.” In an open letter to the former archbishop of Washington D.C. written on Jan...

Takeaways from the revelations about Father McCloskey...

The revelation that in 2005 Opus Dei made a nearly $1-million settlement for sexual misconduct with an adult victim of Father C. John McCloskey left many of his admirers shocked and shaken. Those admirers include many readers of the Register and viewers of EWTN, as Father McCloskey appeared in both venues with considerable frequency...

Here’s why it’s almost impossible to ride a bike 60 kilometers in one hour...

The hour record for cycling is very simple. It's just one rider going as far as possible for one hour. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the physical power needed to push for 60 minutes and the equipment and track choices that can make or break the record.

Remembering Father Richard John Neuhaus on the 10th anniversary of his death...

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been ten years since Father Richard John Neuhaus died. There was a memorial Mass this past Tuesday evening at the parish church, Immaculate Conception on the lower East Side, where he was pastor. He was first and foremost a Catholic priest, although he was probably best known as editor of First Things...

A homily is a precious chance to proclaim the Good News, and it should never be wasted...

On Christmas day we went for Mass to a very famous, and very big, church in the major American city where our second child and his wife live. The Mass was lovely. A beautifully decorated church, a reverent celebration, lectors who made you hear the story afresh, a booming organ and a cantor with an astonishing voice. The celebrant was...

The daily habit that lets people in your life know you respect them...

Growing up, whenever I couldn’t find my dad he’d invariably turn out to be in the shed, surrounded by sawdust, making something interesting — baseball bats, pennywhistles, chess pieces. And he’d be listening to the guys on sports radio. But when he’d look up from the belt sander or table saw and notice me in the doorway...

European Court issues unanimous ruling against homeschooling parents in Germany...

Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did not prevail in the European Court of Human Rights, which unanimously rejected their claims Thursday. “It is a very disheartening day for our family and the many families affected by this in Germany...

Love of God is known by the courage of correction, against the world...

In his homily at daily Mass today, Pope Francis preached on the reading from the first Letter of John which emphasizes that whoever loves God must also love his neighbor. He contrasted genuine love with the spirit of the world, which creates division, and he offered three signs of a lack of such love: Failure to pray for others...

The top 10 films of 2018 — plus 20 runners-up and honorable mentions...

For a lot of onscreen wives, mothers and children in 2018, a good man was hard to find. The year’s most critically beloved film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, revolves around a Mexican household abandoned by a husband and father who runs off with his mistress. “No matter what they say, we women are always alone,” the mother tells her maid...

Are Democrats testing a future strategy against Amy Coney Barrett?

One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono targeted Buescher during his confirmation hearing and in written questions late last year...