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'Catholic' Bible vs. King James

Q. I was raised Catholic and love my religion. But my brother has become a Pentecostal. He says that the King James Bible was published before the Catholic one and that Catholics added other books to ...



What now for the Supreme Court?Richard Doerflinger

As I write this, it is unknown whether President Donald Trump will win or lose his bid for reelection. Either way, however, his most lasting legacy may be his naming three new justices to the U.S. Supreme ...

Just a parish priestFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that Father Michael McGivney will be beatified this Saturday in Hartford during the year in which we mark the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX's declaring St. Joseph the ...

Prudential voting in bad timesGeorge Weigel

Sixty years ago, Father John Courtney Murray, SJ, published what I regard as the finest Catholic analysis of American democracy ever penned: "We Hold These Truths -- Catholic Reflections on the American ...

Superstition has no place in life of faithMary Marrocco

A contemporary government official, in a high-profile speech, once enthused about the benefits and powers of science. She also spoke disparagingly about people who believe that "personalities can be ...

World Mission Sunday 2020: A Great Day for the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

This year has certainly been one for the record books! "Adjusting" has become a way of life for all of us whether in the way we work, attend class, or even worship. We mourn for lives lost, struggle with ...

The rise and hard fall of a hard drinkerDick Flavin

Just 90 years ago, Sunday, Sept. 28, was the final day of the 1930 baseball regular season. In the last of the eighth inning that day, at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Lewis "Hack" Wilson of the Cubs singled, ...

What will our memories be of this time?Michael Reardon

This pandemic has been extraordinarily challenging. Everyone will experience a direct impact on their lives during these days: some lasting, some fleeting, some trivial, some grave. Regardless of your ...

Cardinal Humberto Medeiros: The Brownsville years, 1966-1970Father Richard Gribble, CSC

Humberto Medeiros was not only surprised when he was named bishop in Brownsville; in fact, he had to find on a map where the Holy Father had sent him! Still, commenting on Medeiros' appointment, the dean ...

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