Pope Francis warns against ‘spirals of hatred’ on social media

By Courtney Grogan/CNA Vatican City, Jan 24, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned Thursday against the increasing narcissism and “spirals of hatred” found on today’s social media […]

Q&A: Where faith and politics intersect, Kimberly Hahn

Faith and politics often lead the list of topics people would rather avoid at social or family gatherings. And yet, it is precisely in the crossroads of these two realities […]

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Encountering something more at SEEK2019

By Chelsea Magyar Chelsea Magyar is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying communications and dance. She is involved with the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church ministry as […]

What makes the SEEK Conference so powerful for anyone who attends?

With banners, flags, music and chants, the mass of college students from all over the country stormed into the convention venue that kicked off the SEEK2019: Encounter Something More Conference […]

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Squandering moral capital

The morality of tyrannicide is not much discussed in today’s kinder, gentler Catholic Church. Yet that difficult subject once engaged some of Catholicism’s finest minds, including Thomas Aquinas and Francisco […]

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Nothing about us without us

The slogan “Nothing about us without us” was used by Solidarity in the 1980s in Poland, borrowing a royal motto from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the mid-second millennium. Then, it […]

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Looking Back to the First Vatican Council

We often hear of the Second Vatican Council and its messy aftermath, but it would be hard to imagine this council without its predecessor, the First Vatican Council (1870-71). To […]

‘Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that’: Coloradans march to celebrate life

After a cold, snowy morning, thousands of Catholics from the Archdiocese of Denver gathered Jan. 12 to participate in the Celebrate Life March at the foot of the Colorado State […]

Faithful encouraged to join 9 Days for Life Novena Jan. 14-22

Pro-life advocates across the country are invited to come together in prayer beginning on Jan. 14 in an effort to protect the unborn. 9 Days for Life, an annual pro-life […]

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Lay collaboration and episcopal authority

The Vatican is a hotbed of rumor, gossip, and speculation at the best of times — and these times are not those times. The Roman atmosphere at the beginning of […]

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Not the right kind of funeral homily

There is a controversy brewing in the Archdiocese of Detroit over a funeral homily. In case you haven’t read about it, here is a brief summary. An 18-year-old young man […]

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A tough year ahead

2018 was a bad year for Catholics. 2019 is almost certainly going to be worse. Good reason, then, to reflect on two recent texts from the Church’s Office of Readings. […]