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What Is the Context of Pope Francis’ Words on the Lord’s Prayer?

By Andrea Gagliarducci/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ remarks on the “wrong” translation of the Lord’s Prayer in a TV show hosted by the Italian bishops’ conference’s TV2000 network are...

Vatican Voices Concern Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has...

10 Ways to Prepare Well for Christmas

By Joseph Pronechen | “Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope,” the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments...

Why I Oppose Changing the English Translation of the Our Father

By Msgr. Charles Pope | Recent remarks by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, cast doubt on the traditional English rendering of the Lord’s Prayer. To be fair to the Pope, reports that he is calling for the Our Father to be changed...

No, Pope Francis Is Not Changing the Lord’s Prayer

By Jimmy Akin | Newspapers and websites erupted over the weekend with headlines like: Lord's Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change (BBC) Pope Francis proposes change to the Lord's Prayer (AOL) Pope Francis wants to change...

Insanity is a Lack of Judgment, Not a Lack of Brains

By Fr. George Rutler | As a chaplain in a state mental hospital, I quickly learned two things. First, sometimes it was easy to mistake a psychiatrist for one of the patients. Second, and more importantly, the mentally ill can be...

Fr. Z on the Vocation Crisis in the United States, How to Help the Homeless, and More Great Links!

By Tito Edwards | Fr. Z on “The Continuing Vocation Crisis in the United States” – Fr. Z’s Blog+++ 3 Creative & Impressive Ways People are Helping the Homeless – Elizabeth Pardi, Aleteia Draining the...

100 Years in the Making, National Shrine’s ‘Crowning Jewel’ Dedicated

By Charlotte Hays | WASHINGTON — With the dedication of the magnificent Trinity Dome on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate...

US Leaves UN Global Migration Discussions, to Church’s Dismay

By Peter Jesserer Smith | WASHINGTON — Global migration has reached historic levels, as an estimated 244 million people — 3% of the global population — are living outside their home countries....

“All Have Sinned” vs. a Sinless, Immaculate Mary?

By Dave Armstrong | Romans 3:23 (RSV) “since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The word for “all” here, in Greek (pas) can indeed have different meanings: as it does in English. It matters not if it means...