More priestly vocations coming from Catholic homeschoolers: study

Apr 13, 2018 by

by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: Vocations to the Catholic priesthood are thriving in the greatest numbers among homeschooled students, a new study says. Young American men who have been homeschooled are four times more likely to enter seminary than those educated by Catholic institutions, according to...

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A Church in Doubt

Mar 30, 2018 by

Book Review by Richard Rex, First Things: To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat It is beyond question that the Roman Catholic Church is currently in the throes of one of the greatest crises in its two-millennium history. In human terms, its future might...

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Local Bishop calls treatment of pro-marriage Providence College student ‘reprehensible’

Mar 23, 2018 by

By Claire Chretien, LifeSite. Bishop Thomas Tobin has written a letter to Providence College student Michael Smalanskas, commending him for his “courage” and denouncing the “reprehensible” treatment he’s received on campus for creating a bulletin board explaining Catholic teaching on marriage. In...

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Joins Atheists in Attack on Catholic Education Plans

Mar 20, 2018 by

By K.V.Turley, National Catholic Register. A former leader of the Anglican church has joined forces with Richard Dawkins and other prominent atheists, secularists and Muslims to attack plans to allow Catholic schools to expand. On March 6, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams co-signed a...

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Pope Francis’ fake news

Mar 20, 2018 by

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative. […Ross] Douthat’s new book on Pope Francis and his times, To Change the Church, will be published in just over a week. I highly recommend it. I try to follow this stuff in the Catholic Church fairly closely, but I learned a number of things from Douthat’s...

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Vatican ‘lettergate’ scandal comes to a head as text released

Mar 19, 2018 by

By Philip Pullella, Reuters. The Vatican “Lettergate” scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively. The Vatican Secretariat for Communication, which had...

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