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An Open Letter to Bishop Conley...

I just want to say thank you to you for the enormous gift you gave the Church yesterday. Thank you for publicly announcing your leave for mental health reasons. Thank you for your courage and grace. You have given a gift to Bishops, Priests, Religious and laypeople. Your own act of humbly expressing your need for healing and help...

“I convinced a Satanist to come to Mass and now he’s becoming Catholic” — A powerful conversion story from Reddit...

“This is a story I’d like to tell since I’ve noticed a distinct lack of positive evangelization amongst certain sections of the Church, and I want to get a conversation started about reaching out to the marginalized segments of society. “I have an acquaintance whom I’ve spent a lot of time evangelizing over the past year...

Who is most likely to succeed Pope Francis?

The appointment of Cardinal Luis Tagle as prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization has prompted informed Vatican journalists to observe that Pope Francis may be hoping to put the Filipino prelate in place to become his successor. Pope Francis will celebrate his 83rd birthday next week, and his physical condition has never been robust...

Don’t just defend the fort. Attack!...

“Catholicism, by which I mean real Catholicism, is a fighting faith,” writes David Carlin for The Catholic Thing. To which I would add that Catholicism is, or should be, an offensive rather than a defensive force. As followers of Christ we are not charged with preserving our own position. The Great Commission requires us to move always forward...

Take your dog for a walk in Switzerland...

Simply beautiful.

Buffalo Bills’ offensive lineman Mitch Morse: “There’s always been a Catholic theme to my football experience”...

It sometimes takes the worst of circumstances to bring out the best in people. When Mitch Morse, now 27, was only 4, his younger brother Robbie, only 4 months old at the time, suffered an injury that resulted in permanent brain damage and the need for continual special care. As the older Morse grew up, he formed the habit of anticipating what his younger brother would need...

Millennials are leaving religion and not coming back...

Millennials have earned a reputation for reshaping industries and institutions — shaking up the workplace, transforming dating culture, and rethinking parenthood. They’ve also had a dramatic impact on American religious life. Four in ten millennials now say they are religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center...

Take a tour of 10 of the closest black holes to Earth...

By nature, black holes are impossible to see directly. But astronomers can sense their presence by the way they interact with their environments, letting us glimpse these objects whose gravity is so strong that nothing can escape. In the past century, not only have astronomers shown that black holes do exist, but they’ve found dozens in our own galaxy...

The Feast of St. Lucy...

Truly is is fitting and just, right and profitable to salvation, that we should give Thee thanks always and everywhere, o Lord, Holy Father, almighty and eternal God; Who by Thy grace gave to the Blessed Lucy in the contest of her martyrdom the strength of unconquerable faith, by which she defied and steadfastly overcame the pains of fire and sword...

This is the reason why British politics are so much better than American.....

H/T Father Dwight Longenecker...