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If you’re not ready, you can lose track of Lent. After Ash Wednesday slips by, the Thursdays and Fridays of Lent can seem a lot like any other Thursday or Friday.

Papacy, despite its warts, is all good

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Behind the anecdotes and centuries-long ups and downs presented here, Mike Aquilina constantly drives home his central point — the papacy never erred theologically.

The Golden Rule: a Magna Carta for God’s kingdom

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If there’s any such thing as Christian ethics (and there is), most of us would imagine it might be based on the Golden Rule. But few moral theologians spare more than a passing thought on the crowning lines of the Sermon on the Mount: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

Atheism and the sins of the father

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A once-popular book that links atheism with shoddy fathering is getting a second life with a new publisher, thanks, in part, to the rise of non-belief in the United States.

Trading the condo for the convent

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Moses saw a burning bush and heard a voice. Samuel heard his name called three times. Saul also heard the voice of God after having been struck and temporarily blinded by lightning. In the modern age a select few can echo these Old and New Testament stories of an unequivocal call to service from God. But for most, discerning God’s call is a much trickier business. This was the case for Jane Christmas.

Faith overcomes hardship

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TORONTO - Yvonne T. Campbell wants the world to know that Jesus Opened My Eyes.

Getting to know the Lily of the Mohawks

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To grasp the significance of St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s devotion to Christ, you have to understand the context of her life as a young native woman in the 17th century.

A Catholic writer’s take on pop culture

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As Dorothy Cummings McLean’s new novel Ceremony of Innocence hit bookshelves in North America, we interviewed The Catholic Register columnist via a video call about pop culture, Catholic literature and the lives of her characters. Below is an edited and abridged transcript of our chat with Dorothy.

 

Euthanasia a future battleground

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In Michael Coren’s new book, The Future of Catholicism, the award-winning Catholic Register columnist warns the Church will face “enormous pressure” on the issue of euthanasia. Here is an excerpt from his book.

Other than Don Cherry, who knew?

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If there is one thing Alyssa Bormes thinks hockey can teach us it is how to be better Catholics.

Francis’ clandestine network saved Argentine dissidents

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VATICAN CITY - While a military-backed dictatorship in Argentina was conducting a clandestine war on suspected dissidents, then-Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Pope, masterminded a secret strategy to save those being targeted, according to a new book.