• St. Jerome and ‘Spiritus Paraclitus’ Are More Relevant Than Ever

    Sept. 15 marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Spiritus Paraclitus(The [Holy] Spirit, the Comforter). The Holy Father released the document to celebrate the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Jerome, who first translated the Bible into... Read more
  • Staying Close to the Lord in a Time of Crisis

    The ancient Jews had in their possession the Ark of the Covenant. It was a box of acacia wood, three cubits by two cubits (a cubit was the distance from a man’s elbow to the tip of his middle finger, or about 18 inches). In the Ark were the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, the staff of... Read more
  • How St. Jerome dealt with his excessive anger

    Anger is a feeling, and in itself it is not sinful. It is even possible that anger can spur us on to do something heroic and stand up for those who are being persecuted. However, it is much easier to let anger consume us, and then our words no longer reflect our Christian faith. St.... Read more
  • The Debate Dumpster Fire

    On the menu today: You know what we’re talking about today — that Godforsaken festival of incoherent crosstalk that was allegedly a presidential debate. It Figures That a Dumpster Fire of a Year Like This Would Bring Us a ‘Debate’ Like This Last night, I thought the first... Read more
  • Fact Check: Transcript Shows Trump Did Not ‘Refuse’ To ‘Denounce’ Or ‘Condemn’ White Supremacy At Debate

    Here’s a sampling of headlines in major news outlets that purported to capture an exchange on white supremacy between President Trump, Joe Biden, and moderator Chris Wallace during Tuesday night’s debate. Trump refuses to denounce white supremacy, says ‘stand back and stand by’ on... Read more
  • People of Praise Hacked Before Amy Coney Barrett Nomination

    Editor's Note: The People of Praise originally told CNA the date  of the hack was Sept. 23. A spokesman contacted CNA after publication to say he had spoken in error. The date of the hack was Sept. 21 and this story has been amended to reflect the correct date.  DENVER, Colo. —... Read more
  • Hard work and the Divine Economy in an Age of Discouragement

    In this “Age of Discouragement” (to coin a phrase) the study of economics can be depressing. It’s commonly called “The dismal science.” As the old joke has it, “Economists have predicted ten of the last five recessions.” Capitalists and communists fight each other. Some companies... Read more
  • Preaching and the Election: How Not to Get in Trouble but Still Be Effective

    The majority of Catholics have voted for every winner of the presidential election since 1976, with the exception of Donald Trump in 2016. We make up 23% of the population. The Catholic vote could decide the 2020 election and help put in office the party and candidate who will work to end legal... Read more
  • Why the archangels are more than just messengers from God

    On September 29th, the Church celebrates the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. These are the “super angels” — the swiftest of them all. Like all angels, they are sent by God to the people: “Praise the Lord, you his angels, who mightily execute his word and obey his... Read more
  • Why Are People Attacking Amy Coney Barrett for Adopting Kids from Haiti?

    When rumors suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a particularly vile line of attack began to emerge from leftist activists and blue checkmarks on Twitter. While some of these tweets were later deleted or walked... Read more