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St. Joseph is a True and Real Father

By Fr. Stanley Smolenski | The question concerning Joseph’s paternity is whether he was a true father or if his was an honorary title. Some consider Joseph’s paternity of Jesus to be based on his father — like love for Jesus or...

Cancel, Conform, Control: Survivors of Communism Discuss US Culture

By Susan Klemond | The destruction and removal of statues around the country this summer isn’t new to Carlos Eire, who as a 10-year-old, watched members of the Castro regime use sledgehammers to destroy...

Reclaiming Our Catholic Birthright

By Amanda Evinger | In today’s world, it can take a titanic effort to stand up for your Catholic Faith. Even within the realm of the Catholic Church, it may be grueling just to hang on to the truths of our religion. During these...

Good Works and Men, God’s Grace, and Regeneration

By Dave Armstrong | One of the primary founders of Protestantism, John Calvin, wrote: It will be beyond dispute, that free will does not enable any man to perform good works, unless he is assisted by grace; indeed, the special...

The Beautiful Story Behind the Litany of Trust

By Claire Dwyer | From the belief that I have to earn Your love … Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that I am unlovable … Deliver me, Jesus. From the false security that I have what it takes … Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear...

Who Is the Month of August Dedicated To?

By Joseph Pronechen | We know that traditionally May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. October to the Holy Rosary, and Our Lady of the Rosary. Now it’s time to also remember something little realized or often forgotten....

No, AOC Is Not the Future of the Catholic Church

By Mary FioRito | Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the late Antonin Scalia had a genuine, if not improbable, friendship. Ideologically, they represent opposite ends of the legal spectrum:...

Cardinal Pell to Speak at Virtual Napa Institute Conference

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — The Napa Institute has announced an online schedule for its annual conference in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The program includes remarks from...

Joe Biden Talks Catholic Faith After President Trump Says Former VP is ‘Against God’

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke about his Catholic faith, in response to comments from President Donald Trump that a Biden presidency would “hurt...

The Presence That Casts Out Fear

By Sister Mary Madeline Todd | Sunday, Aug. 9, is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass readings: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85: 9, 10, 11-14; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14:22-33. What is worse...