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20 Quick Thoughts on the Debate.

Kill me. No, seriously. That was the end of a civilization, in ninety minutes. Fourth of all, would Hillary be worse for the country? Almost certainly yes.  In fact, I say yes, period.  Nothing about the debate should have convinced anyone otherwise. That said…wow. Trump didn’t tweet during the actual debate, so that’s good. Hillary [...]

A video treasury: #PopeinUS

I’m about to take you on a retrospective journey of what it was like to be a member of the media a year ago while covering Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. This entry will be complete with videos Catholic News Service produced chronicling the very popular pope’s trip to give you an idea […]

Well Said: The most dangerous thing you can do ...

The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set up as an absolute guide. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Fall Landscape

Julian Onderdonk, Fall Landscapevia Arts Everyday Living

Perfect Prayers for Before and After the Liturgy

Those who are familiar with the traditional Roman missal will know that it features quite a number of prayers of priestly preparation before Mass and of thanksgiving after Mass. Often a sampling of these orations, antiphons, psalms,Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Trump surging with white Catholics

2016 // In August, Trump trailed Clinton by 3 points among white Catholics — one of the few demographics that had been moving rightward over the last decade. But a new Washington Post-ABC poll shows a surge of white Catholic support for Donald Trump. Trump now leads Clinton 57-33% among white Catholics, a 24-point margin. Show More Summary

Five Questions with Joseph Cella

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. Today we feature an interview with Joseph Cella, chief liaison to the Trump campaign for Catholic affairs. Cella is founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and also a co-founder of Fidelis (which became CatholicVote). He spoke with CatholicVote’s Joshua Mercer.   [...]

New poll shows Trump surging with white Catholics

Back in August, a Washington Post-ABC poll showed Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by 3 points among white Catholics. That caused considerable panic in Republican circles, because this was one of the few demographics that had been moving rightward over the last decade. Show More Summary

Early-Modern Reforms of the Dominican Liturgy

I recently posted the following item at Dominican Liturgy, but it has been suggested that readers here might also find it interesting. The Dominican Rite, both for the Mass and Office is famous for its stability and resistance to liturgical changes. Show More Summary

The Façade of Assisi Cathedral: Guest Article by Julian Kwasniewski

The Cathedral of St Rufino in Assisi, the third church to be built on the same site, was begun in 1140 A.D., about 40 years before St Francis was born. It is perhaps less visited than the major Franciscan sites in the city, but it was certainly very important in the early history of the Order. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Hand in Reflecting Sphere

Hand with Reflecting Sphere, M. C. Eschervia Lines and Colors

Well Said: Wherever there is love, there is a trinity

Wherever there is love, there is a trinity: a love, a beloved, and a fountain of love. St. Augustine

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 25, 2016

  Sept. 25, Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle C. Readings:       1) Amos 6:1a, 4-7       Psalm 146:7-10       2) 1 Timothy 6:11-16       Gospel: Luke 16:19-31   By Deacon Mike Ellerbrock Catholic News Service I love it when youth say what’s on their mind. For instance, they’ll ask, “What’s so special about poor […]

New Spanish Video on Veiling (with English Subtitles)

Recently I reviewed the new book Mantilla: The Veil of the Bride of Christ. I was pleasantly surprised by the popularity of this post and by the many positive comments I received about it. Clearly, we are living at a time when it isShow More Summary

Think the bishops are afraid to confront pro-choice Catholic politicians? Think again.

Well, at least there are some bishops who are willing to stand up to the pro-choice Democrats who claim to be Catholic.  And yes, they are always Democrats. First of all, the new voting guide written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix should be required reading for every Catholic in the United States, with the possible [...]

CV LOOP: Trump announces 33 Catholic advisers

2016 // Donald Trump names 33 conservative Catholics as new advisers. The announcement follows recent polling which indicated that Trump was struggling with Catholic voters. CHARLOTTE // Seeking to counteractShow More Summary

How Trump’s Campaign Became More Pro-Life than Trump

Last week Donald Trump issued a signed list of pro-life commitments: Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide. Show More Summary

62%?! Perhaps time for a different tactic.

It appears that up to 62% of Americans in the so-called battleground states think that it’s ok to abort an unborn baby 24 weeks into pregnancy if there is a chance the child suffers birth defects from the Zika virus. Yes. You read that correctly. Sixty-two percent. That says quite clearly that we have not [...]

A Great New Recording of the Requiem Chants

For some years, Massachusetts-based hymn expert Peter Meggison has been working to keep classic devotional hymns alive by commissioning new recordings of them. Having made over a dozen sessions with choirs and small ensembles, he distributes the songs on CDs and on the web. Show More Summary

Eucharistic Procession in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 8

The Holy Name Society of St. Antoninus Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, together with the Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Cincinnati and Old St. Mary’s Church will hold a men’s Eucharistic Procession on October 8th from 9 am to 11 am. Show More Summary

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