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Mary in History: Our Lady of Prompt Succor...

Mary as Our Lady of Prompt Succor (which means, “rapid aid”) has been celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana on this date for more than 200 years since a famous military victory. The Ursuline Sisters in New Orleans had honored a statue of Mary by this title for several years in their chapel, but when the British army threatened to capture their city during the War of 1812 these nuns and many townsfolk spent the night beseeching her help...

What happens when Christian dialogue ignores the Creed?

Soon to be Saint Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman once commented that “true development occurs when Christianity is able to assimilate the surrounding environment, informing and changing its culture, whereas corruption happens when its instead the environment that assimilates Christianity to itself.” A central premise of this statement is the idea that genuine dialogue is based on revealed truth and not an inquiry to truth...

Casinos have become the new cathedrals...

I first went to a casino when I was visiting Detroit on a speaking engagement. A guy named Bob was my host. He said, “Where do you want to go for lunch Father?” “Someplace local.” So Bob took me to the casino. On the way over I said, “Bob. I have a confession to make.” “What’s that?” “I’m a casino virgin...

Cardinal Pell’s groundbreaking record on dealing with clergy sexual abuse...

In the discussion of clerical sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell now occupies a unique place. He is in fact the highest-ranking Catholic official ever to be criminally charged with the sexual abuse of minors. Other cardinals have had allegations confirmed against them in Church processes — Theodore McCarrick of Washington, Hans Hermann Groër of Vienna — but faced neither criminal charges nor subsequent conviction to date...

All we are saying is, give the Prince of Peace a chance...

It was billed as “three days of peace and music,” but when you’re promoting “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll,” and more than 400,000 young adults show up, you’re bound to foster domestic warfare, even if you are at the same time decrying armed conflict overseas. This isn’t about opposing protests against the Vietnam War...

Rhoda Wise ‘miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push...

Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise’s house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room. Eight decades later, people still make pilgrimages to the wood frame bungalow at the edge of Canton, Ohio, seeking their own miracles. Wise died in 1948...

Why Justice Mark Weinberg, the dissenting vote in the Pell appeal, believed George Pell should go free...

One of the three Court of Appeal judges who heard George Pell's appeal believes there is a "significant possibility" the cardinal did not commit the child sex crimes he's in jail for and would have acquitted him. Justice Mark Weinberg said he was not convinced by the victim's evidence and could not exclude the possibility that some parts of the former choirboy's testimony were "concocted"...

The conviction of Pell is an outrage — the case against him could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt...

Pell was charged with sexually abusing two thirteen-year-old choirboys on two occasions—in 1996 and 1997. Only one of those boys is still living. The other was asked by his mother in 2001 whether he had “ever been interfered with or touched up.” He answered no. The one still living claimed that Pell found the two boys drunk on communion wine in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral immediately after Mass one Sunday and forced them to fellate him...

Pan-Amazonian pandemic: A pivotal moment in the Catholic Church...

Western culture has brought great blessings to this world! Though Western culture draws deeply from the fonts of the Old Testament and ancient Greece and Rome, it is in the Christian era that it especially flourished. The emergence of the powerful gospel vision led to the rise of monasteries that preserved scripture and other knowledge...

Fr. Sosa’s remarks on the devil warrant an official response from Church authorities...

The existence of the devil as a personal reality, and not merely as a symbol of evil, is an article of faith (Ott, Fundamentals 126-131; CCC 395, 2851). Denial of an article of faith is an element of the canonical crime of heresy (1983 CIC 751), an act punishable by measures up to and including excommunication, dismissal from the clerical state...