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Pope Francis’ suggested New Year’s resolutions

(CNS/Paul Haring)<p>VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis met before Christmas with Vatican employees, mostly lay people with families, he asked them to do …

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St. John Paul II, the Heroic Pope

Saints exist, not for themselves, but for the Church. They are models and intercessors for the rest of us here below. Maybe more than anyone else in …

Tactless Williams, Matthews Knock Catholic Dogma During Papal Mass

Brian Williams and Chris Matthews couldn't resist the opportunity to harp on the lack of married and women priests in the Catholic Church, as MSNBC …

Meeting Pope Francis Was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

On Friday September 25, I joined 500 faith leaders to participate in "A Witness to Peace: A Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis" at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. "If it comes down to a photo or a handshake, I'm going for the handshake," I told Tricia …

13 Gowns That Would Look Amazing on the Emmys Red Carpet

And the celebs who would wear them in a fantasy world.<p>The Emmy awards are this Sunday — or more importantly, the Emmy red carpet is Sunday, and then a few actors will be given shiny golden doorstops (priorities!). Having just seen an eyeful of awards-show bait come down the runways at New York …

Pope's Mass in Santa Marta: Don't just point out the sins of others. Recognize your own

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Where Pope Francis Learned Humility

For the pontiff, being humble is less a character trait than a calculated choice.<p>“Where’s my briefcase?” asked Pope Francis. The papal entourage had arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome for the pontiff’s first trip abroad. Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been pope for just four months and was now bound …

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God Did Not Make Death

The Book of Wisdom offers us the strange assertion that God did not make death, but formed humanity to be imperishable. This revelation directs us …

Zacchaeus

The story of Zacchaeus in the Gospel of Luke is a kind of spiritual itinerary. If we attend to it carefully, we will learn the essentials of the life …

Humility, Queen of the Virtues

This week's readings focus on the importance of humility. Humility is the foundation for the whole of spirituality. In order to truly pursue truth …

The 'De Profundis' Prayer

Psalm 130 begins with the words, "out of the depths, I have cried to you, O Lord." Throughout the great tradition, the prayer ""de profundis,"" (out …

Loving God Unto Distraction: St. Bernard and the Struggle of Prayer

Today is the feast of the twelfth century Cistercian, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church and one of the greatest mystics in history. …

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

For Jesus, faith is power. When we have linked ourselves to the God who fashions and governs the cosmos, we allow enormous power to flow through us …

The Bold Witness of St. Ignatius of Loyola

If you didn't know about the Jesuits before, we're guessing that Pope Francis' installation and the subsequent international press has shed some …

Pope John Paul II

For other uses, see Pope John Paul II (disambiguation).<p><b>Pope Saint John Paul II</b> (Latin: <i>Ioannes Paulus II</i>; Italian: <i>Giovanni Paolo II</i>; Polish: <i>Jan Paweł</i> …

Why Pope John Paul II is a Saint

As all of his biographers remind us, Karol Wojtyla came of age at one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century. When he was 19 years old and …

Vatican II, The Greatest Meeting Ever

Meeting of Heaven and Earth

The mysterious and wonderful feast of the Ascension of the Lord which celebrates Christ glorified "at the right hand of the Father". The key to …

5 Prayer Tips from St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas wasn't just a saint because of his intellect. He was also a passionate man of prayer. Today, Br. John Sica, O.P. shares five tips …

Learning From Four Pivotal Players

At the EWTN Family Celebration 2014, Fr. Barron delivers a powerful address on four “pivotal players"—St. Irenaeus, St. Augustine, St. Thomas …

Reflections on St. Thomas Aquinas

The Indecipherable Writing of Thomas Aquinas

I was in Rome the past couple of weeks, giving lectures at the North American College, the great seminary for Americans, Canadians, and Australians …

The Indecipherable Writing of St. Thomas Aquinas

The Acts We Perform; the People We Become

From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was a professor of moral philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in …

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Spiritual Shock Therapy

The world of grasping, competition, violence, and egotism is the "real" world, right? And if I were to suggest that we can live in radical …