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The case against Cardinal Pell: new details emerge...

Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about the nature of the crimes for which he has been found guilty. Pell was found guilty Dec. 11 on five charges of sexual abuse of minors, following accusations that he sexually assaulted two former members of the Melbourne cathedral choir...

Here’s your proof that we landed on the Moon, Steph Curry...

In all of human history, only 24 people have ever flown to the vicinity of the Moon, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth to do so. Twelve of those people, on six independent missions, actually set foot on the lunar surface. We've left flags, photographs, seismometers, mirrors, and even vehicles behind. We've brought back rocks...

About that funeral Mass homily in Detroit, some points...

I do not know Fr. Don LaCuesta or the Hullibarger family nor do I know what LaCuesta said in his homily at last week’s funeral for 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger (who had killed himself some days before) or how LaCuesta said what he said (reports here and here). Such caveats, however, in light of my treatments of other issues related to the canon law on Church funerals...

The China-Vatican accord is secret only in its actual words. Here’s how it works.....

About the accord signed on September 22 between the Vatican and China, it has been said only that it concerns the appointment of bishops. Its contents have been kept secret. But from then until now so many things have happened that it has become all too clear how it works. Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun (in the photo), 88, made a special trip from Hong Kong to Rome to personally deliver to Pope Francis an impassioned seven-page letter of appeal on the dramatic situation into which the “underground...

The Hollywood life and Catholic death of John Wayne...

“Based on the Church’s teachings, his soul was wiped clean, with Baptism and the Last Rites. He probably made a direct shot to the high heavens,” said Patrick Wayne, the son of the legendary actor whose name still resonates with audiences nearly 40 years after his death. “I think what my dad represents to people, what they find attractive...

I thought I was just starring in a movie, then my mom shocked me by telling me this secret...

I've always considered myself pro-life but certainly not an activist. I had no idea who Abby Johnson was when I first auditioned to play her in the biopic “Unplanned.” I was given just six pages. Six pages that ignited my curiosity. There was something about Abby that stuck with me. How could this incredibly passionate woman one day change her mind about everything she believed in...

Narnia’s Lucy saw that to follow Christ one must remain little and trusting...

In Prince Caspian Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy are drawn from a country railway station in England, to a Narnia that is thousands of years older than when they were there last. They soon learn of Prince Caspian’s plight and set out across an unfamiliar Narnian landscape to help him. The battle for Narnia eventually transpires...

Bing Crosby wasn’t a perfect Catholic, but he was serious about his faith...

When Going My Way was released on its star’s 41st birthday, May 3, 1944, it gave Bing Crosby one of his biggest box office hits. It also gave him his lone Oscar, winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Actor, the following year. The film was the perfect vehicle for Crosby, offering him five songs that showcased his legendary bass-baritone voice...

Australian prosecutor, judge threaten U.S.-based Church Militant website over Pell story...

The Director of Public Prosecutions for the Australian territory of Victoria is threatening Church Militant with prosecution if we don't remove our article on Cdl. George Pell's conviction for sex abuse. Thursday, Kerri Judd, a member of the Queen's Council, sent a letter to Church Militant informing us we are in breach of a suppression order issued by Chief Judge Peter Kidd...

On the Third Sunday of Advent, 5 steps to better mental health...

In modern times, we tend to link our notions of happiness and inner well-being to external circumstances and happenstance. We think that happiness will be found when the things of this world are arranged in the way we like. If we can just accumulate enough money and creature comforts, we think we’ll be happy and have a better sense of mental well-being...