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Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate

By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — By October 2016, two years into his term as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell had become aware of a Vatican dicastery handling large amounts of...

Ven. Fulton Sheen on Humor — Human and Divine

By Joseph Pronechen | During his highly popular television series, Archbishop Fulton Sheen devoted one show to the “Divine Sense of Humor.” He himself often began his talks, or punctuated his serious topic, with a humorous story...

Moon Landing Should Inspire ‘Even Greater Goals,’ Pope Francis Urges

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, encouraging Catholics to look to that great event for inspiration to overcome...

In Vino Veritas: Chesterton Proposes a Toast

By Joseph Pearce | As early as 1921, during his first visit to the United States, Chesterton had been horrified by the rise of Federal and corporate power and the consequent destruction of small government and small business. In...

3 Prominent Lay Catholics Talk About Their Conversions

By Jim Graves | I spoke with three converts—two “reverts,” actually, who previously knew little of their faith and a third who began life as a nominal Muslim—who have become prominent speakers in the Catholic world and asked...

St. Michael’s Miraculous Apparitions, NFL Kicker Returns To His Catholic Faith, and More!

By Tito Edwards | St. Michael’s Miraculous Apparitions: How The Archangel Powerfully Dedicated His Own Basilica – ChurchPOP +1 NFL Kicker Returns To His Catholic Faith – Sister Helena Burns, F.S.P., at...

Pope Francis Petitions Assad to Protect Weak and Defenseless in Syria

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to safeguard the weak and...

Missionary Priest Says Plight of Iraq’s Christians Continues to Worsen

By Edward Pentin | Father Benedict Kiely has just returned from northern Iraq to ascertain the current plight facing what remains of the country’s ancient Christian community there and discover what can be...

Why St. Mary Magdalene Gets a Bad Rap

By Steven D. Greydanus | A reader of my review of Mary Magdalene offers an impassioned defense for the medieval Western view of St. Mary Magdalene as a penitent with a notoriously wanton...

Mission to the Moon: Apollo 11 at 50

By Nicholas Wolfram Smith | On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins boarded Apollo 11 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and embarked on a historic mission to land a...