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Could a California Bill Ban Christian Teaching on Homosexuality?

By Christine Rousselle/CNA/EWTN News | SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could ban efforts...

Alfie Evans Granted Italian Citizenship, Pope Francis Renews Appeal

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis renewed his appeal for little Alfie this evening, saying in a tweet that the “suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted.” The Holy...

Study: Encouragement a Strong Factor in Priesthood Discernment

By CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — A strong majority of the 430 men who are about to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United States come from families where both parents were Catholic and had...

The Devil Is in the Details: Pope Francis, the Devil and Hell

By Matthew E. Bunson | When it comes to affirming the existence of the devil, Pope Francis has been unequivocal, consistent and emphatic throughout his papacy. But when it comes to the existence of...

Path to Answer the High Calling: New Program for Future Seminarians Pilots in LA

By Elisabeth Deffner | Is there such a thing as a “typical seminarian”? “Guys are coming from all different walks of life — so what’s the typical candidate for vocations?” asks Father Sam Ward,...

Professor Josef Seifert Shares His Views on ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’

By Edward Pentin | Soon after the publication on April 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on holiness, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), various scholars were invited to give their responses to the document for...

Prayer is Not an Answer, But a Response

By Sherry Antonetti | “Ask and ye shall receive.” We’ve all heard those words and their promise. “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” We know God loves us as a...

Children Matter, Families Matter, Home Matters

By Rebecca Hamilton | I grew up in a household with several rifles and shotguns. I learned to use a rifle at a young age. I was also taught gun safety in a rather rigorous fashion by my Daddy. I’ve never been a gun hobbyist,...

Fr. James Martin: For Further Consideration

By Hudson Byblow | To all who gave Fr. James Martin a standing ovation at the 2018 LA Religious Education Congress, I’m grateful for your openness to grow in your understanding of the heartfelt and...

Frs. Mullady, Rutler and Spitzer on Hot Topics of the Day

By Jim Graves | In my years working as the newspaper editor for the Diocese of Orange in Southern California, I enjoyed the opportunity to have lunch many times with an elderly priest who worked in the marriage tribunal, Msgr....