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Americans mark Thanksgiving holiday


St. Crispin of Viterbo (1668-1750)...
Richard Becker
St. Crispin of Viterbo was one well acquainted with footwear as well as the link between faith and feet, for though he worked as a shoemaker in his youth, he was destined to spend his latter days unshod as a Franciscan beggar for God. Brother Crispin was born Pietro Fioretti to a poor family in Viterbo, a small town north of Rome...


St. Bernadette’s testament of gratitude to God...


"Think of only three things: your God, your family and the Green Bay Packers—in that order"...
Philip Kosloski
Vincent Lombardi was the oldest of five children, while his mother (Matilda Izzo) belonged to a clan of twelve brothers and sisters. The Lombardi’s would spend a lot of time with the Izzos, especially on Sundays. After attending Mass, the two families would get together and share in a traditional Italian feast, which lasted the entire day...


Catholic stocking stuffers for Christmas...
Lisa Cotter
If you are anything like me, you are thinking about Christmas presents. No, not Christmas presents for you, but for everyone on your list, which is likely quite extensive. And if you are even more like me, you want your presents to be unique and meaningful. And if you are even more like me, you love it when they also have a Jesus touch to them...


In Ferguson and beyond, pray for peace-filled hearts...
Brianna Heldt
It's hard to know what to say about something as big and important as this. I don't wish to comment extensively on the particulars of the situation in Ferguson, because I'm not interested in sparking a bloggy debate or in emoting about something that doesn't presently directly involve or affect me...


How different are Francis and Benedict?
John Allen
During a brief press conference aboard the papal plane yesterday, returning to Rome from a day trip to Strasbourg, a French journalist asked Pope Francis if he’s a Social Democrat. The question was based on a line from one of the pope’s speeches in Strasbourg in which he took a shot at multinational corporations.


How to thank God as He has instructed...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Your grace and mercy, brought me through. I'm living this moment, Because of you. I want to thank you, And praise you too. Your grace and mercy, Brought me through! On this feast of Thanksgiving (here in America) we do well to ponder how we ought to give thanks to God. Indeed, how can one...


A Latin American pope takes his own approach to Europe's problems...
John Thavis
In some ways, Pope Francis' visit to the European Parliament this week evoked similar encounters by his predecessors, Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II. There were Big Speeches (no doubt written with input the Secretariat of State), a defense of religious and spiritual values, and a call for cooperation on the European continent...


Boston Globe story on Vatican prosecutor's alleged failure to report abuse leaves unanswered questions...


Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?


Dealing with the family drug addict or alcoholic at Thanksgiving...


Two good choices from the "Vatican film list"...


Ferguson sounds an alarm on the conscience...


Beauty serving truth: The Vatican Museums...


NFL star walks away from $37 million contract to serve God as a farmer...


Question from an Orthodox reader: Why be Catholic?


Pope to Europe: Get your social and spiritual house in order...

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AP finds distortions in Boston Globe story on Vatican sex-abuse prosecutor...
Dawn Eden
After I expressed concern that a Boston Globe story on the Vatican prosecutor's alleged failure to report abuse left unanswered questions, Religion News Service's David Gibson tweeted to GetReligion: @GetReligion @tweetmattingly Worth checking this out, @nwinfield did some asking around http://t...


Top 10 movies for fallen-away Catholics...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
As I wrote in my last post, many people have shown interest in buying my new book The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church for their friends and family who are away from the Church. Even though they are not the intended audience, I do think the content of my book would be helpful to some fallen-away Catholics...


More evidence that James Smith is the most common name in the U.S...


This Prada commercial shows why Wes Anderson is the Chestertonian artist of our age...


The fires of Ferguson and the dynamic of blame...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The violence erupting in Ferguson, Missouri is not really about racial tension or socio-economic inequality. It's not about class struggle or police brutality or social injustice. It's a symptom of a much deeper poison which I call the Dynamic of Blame. Rooted within every human heart is the stain of original sin. Now, when ...


The Gift of Understanding is about standing in the shadow of our crucified God...
Anthony Lilles
Today, many are concerned about confusion in the Church and a lack of confidence about how we are to live. Angry accusations fly back and forth like arrows poisoned and barbed. Violence rips at our communities and all kinds of aggression is unleashed in our homes. It is hard to bear with one another. We want peace but we lack the common ground we need to find it...


Pope's Wednesday Audience: "The Church is on a journey to the Kingdom of Heaven"...


Thank God for the little and mysterious pleasure of yawning...


What are the best graduate programs in Catholic theology? Here are Scott Hahn's picks...


Pope talks ‘state terrorism,’ sex abuse in airborne press conference...


Francis and autism and worship: All may be one?
Elizabeth Scalia
Ever since October’s Synod on the Family issued its final relatio — which managed to pay one line of lip-service to single parents, Katrina Fernandez has been feeling all-too-keenly aware of how detrimental it can be for a church to label-and-divide the flock for tailored worship and social events. When the news broke that Pope Francis would be meeting with families living with autism...


Why families and grandparents need each other...
Mitchell Kalpakgian
The art of living well not only depends on the virtues of motherhood and fatherhood and the parents’ commitment to the total well being of children in mind, body, and soul but also on the presence of the extended family. In older cultures and earlier times, the notion of “the nuclear family” was a foreign idea: newlyweds worked and lived near their relatives...


Video: Why you shouldn't try to outrun a grizzly bear (warning: autoplay video)...


Address to the European Parliament (Strasbourg, France)...
Pope Francis
ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT STRASBOURG 25 NOVEMBER 2014 Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...


Of Flies and Men...


Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal...


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