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Craig Stammen Gives a Catholic Perspective on Baseball and the World Series

By TRENT BEATTIE | The Major League Baseball playoffs didn’t go as Craig Stammen and the Washington Nationals planned. Despite winning the National League East Division with a 96-66 regular season record, they were upset by the San Francisco Gia…

The Synod on the Family and Procedures of Charity

By J.D. FLYNN | There is probably no newspaper in the world that did not over-cover the early meetings of the Holy See’s Synod of Bishops on the Family.

The coverage revealed a deeply contentious conversation going on in Rome. Still, though, th…

Pregnancy Centers, Not Politics, the Future of the Pro-Life Movement

By MATT HADRO/ CNA | FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.

Their mission is in an unas…

This Week’s Top Catholic Videos

By Matthew Archbold | So this is the New Evangelization, huh?

Say what you will YouTube is a place where souls can go to die. But many folks out there are shedding a little light out there -sometimes to great effect. Other times not so much. We’ve…

Vatican Reorganizes the Mother Abbey of the Benedictines

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | MONTECASSINO, Italy — Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Abbot of Montecassino — the first monastery built by St. Benedict of Nursia — and at the same time reduced the territory for which the new abbot is res…

Reproductive Health Care Pioneer Was Converted After Reading ‘Humanae Vitae’

By ELISE HARRIS AND ALAN HOLDREN/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — As founders of an institute studying reproductive health care, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexual…

Two Kinds of Questions

By Mark Shea | When you spend your time talking about volatile stuff like politics or, in my case, religion (especially that unique species of religion called “the Catholic Faith”) you discover pretty quickly that conversations can move al…

Miracle Baby Is a ‘Messenger of God’

By JOSEPH R. LAPLANTE | PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The adverse prenatal diagnosis that their baby was missing parts of her brain and skull inspired Rony and Sonia Morales to name her Angela.

“She would be our angel, our Angela. We thought she was…

Trend of Cash Prizes Gives Big Boost for Modern Catholic Literature

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | NEW YORK — Could a Catholic literary revival for the 21st century be in the making?

A recent trend of Catholic awards and prizes for literature — including one for $25,000 — suggests the groundwork is slowl…

Other People’s Blessings

By Simcha Fisher | The suffering one-upper! You know who I’m talking about. You say you’re scrambling to pay for a new transmission? He says he just wishes he even had a car. You sigh because it’s hard to find safe foods for your severely allergic…

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