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The Problem of Evil: Actually, It’s Complicated

By Steven D. Greydanus | “God had to take her,” says a grieving father at a bereavement support group in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. “He needed...

Struggling on the Way of the Cross

By Sherry Antonetti | I’m reading Mother Angelica’s book, Suffering and Burnout, in part because I need to learn how to cope with the lurking stress that comes with the everyday of a loved one’s cancer. It’s not so much that I’m...

A Victim of Catholic Clergy Sexual Assault Speaks Out

By Krista Keil | Catholic bishops from around the world commenced a meeting last month in Rome to address the issue of clergy sexual abuse of minors. In the days leading up to the conference, another layer...

St. Nicholas Owen, Builder of Secret Hiding Places for Priests

By Stephanie Mann | On March 22, 1606, St. Nicholas Owen, the Jesuit lay brother and carpenter extraordinaire, died under torture in the Tower of London. Owen, Fathers Henry Garnet and Edward Oldcorne, and lay brother Ralph...

US Bishops Offer New Hope That Real Change May Be Coming

By The Editors | Just weeks after the Vatican’s February summit on clergy sexual abuse, which left U.S. Catholics frustrated by Rome’s measured response to holding bishops accountable for sexual misconduct with adults and...

Cardinal Danneels’ Death Brings a Quintessential Catholic Moment

By Michael Warsaw | When Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels died March 14 at the age of 85, it began a quintessentially Catholic moment that has its roots in the New Testament. First of all, Cardinal...

Science Builds on Faith: STEM Studies Grow From Catholic Roots

By Elisabeth Deffner | “Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason.” So says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (159). And so says Benedictine...

St. John Paul II’s Record of Combating Abuse Is Defended by His Longtime Secretary

By Catholic News Agency | KRAKOW, Poland — Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a personal friend and close collaborator of St. John Paul II, this week defended the Polish pope’s record on the abuse crisis,...

US Catholics’ Awareness of Christian Persecution Is Increasing

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16% increase from a year ago, according to a new survey commissioned...

The Danger of Conflating Sexual Abuse With Abuse of Power

By Father Raymond J. de Souza | The organizers of the recent sexual-abuse summit at the Vatican expressed satisfaction that the unprecedented meeting of bishops from around the world...