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A Hispanic Catholic Pentecost

One familiar question among those trying to get a better sense of the U.S. Hispanic Catholic experience is how many Roman Catholic Hispanics are charismatic. The point of contention usually is the definition ...



Part II -- 'Best Practices of Parish Evangelization'Sister Pat Boyle, CSJ

In last week's article I shared the update about the progress of Disciples in Mission that was given at this year's Co-Workers Conference. In addition to giving the update, I was asked to moderate a panel ...

Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questionsFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Most people still remember the story of Nadya Suleman, dubbed "Octomom," a single woman who used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant with eight babies simultaneously. Suleman had asked her fertility ...

TrustworthyJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I love the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. Maybe it is because the people in them always start off with worry and disbelief and end up with unshakeable faith. The Gospels recount this transformation ...

A conversation about 'Humanae Vitae' may finally be possibleCharlie Camosy

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Can one imagine a more difficult year for "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life") to be heard than 1968? Blessed Paul VI's encyclical came out just as the sexual revolution was picking up ...

The Shepherd's VoiceScott Hahn

Jesus, in today's Gospel, says that he is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David--who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one ...

Developments on Beacon HillDebbie Rambo

We here at Catholic Charities work hand-in-hand with some of our most impoverished neighbors. Doing so often leads us to keep an eye on important legislation and its impact on the people we serve. One ...

Synod of the Amazon and married priestsRussell Shaw

The news that Pope Francis has set in motion the planning for a synod of bishops of the Amazon region next year may not strike most U.S. Catholics as a matter of great interest. But hold on--there's a ...

Roe v. Wade Derangement SyndromeGeorge Weigel

The defense of the indefensible often leads to a kind of derangement in otherwise rational people. That was the case with the defenders of slavery and legalized racial segregation; it has become the case ...