As the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family opens today in Rome, with bishops from around the world gathering for the next two weeks to complete the discussions begun last October, the Church is abuzz with speculation: about possible changes to Catholic teaching, about who was chosen to participate and who was left home, about leaks,...
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Meet the Celebes crested macaque known as the star of the “monkey selfies.” She achieved notoriety in 2014 when photographer David Slater went to the Sulawesi peninsula of Indonesia (one of only two places this species of monkey exists, the other being a nearby island).
Slater carefully set up his camera equipment, using a tripod, and waited for a macaque to approach it, push a button on the remote control, and take its own photo. He ended up with several photos, this becoming the...
At Catholic Answers, we often get the question: “If St. Peter was made the visible head of the Church, why don’t we see it in the book of Acts? Is not St. James (or perhaps St. Paul) the real leader of the early Church?”
How do we reply?
Actually, St. Peter is quite obviously the visible head of the Church in Acts. When you consider the inspired author of Acts was St. Luke, a companion of St. Paul, it is quite telling that for the first 15 of 28 chapters, Peter is the center of...
Bobby Jindal chose not to go to Harvard for medicine nor to Yale for law, although both universities had accepted him. Instead, he went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and majored in political science. A convert to the Catholic Faith from Hinduism, Jindal has found a way to integrate the full truth about Christ into his duties as a public servant.
He was twice elected to Congress and has been the governor of Louisiana since 2008. On June 24, he entered the race to become president of the...
Recently I got a query from someone wondering about an anti-Catholic video that claimed “the pope’s deacon” invoked Lucifer during the Easter Vigil liturgy and referred to Jesus as his Son.
Of course, that’s not what happened, but to understand what really did happen, you need to know a few things about “lucifer.”
What does the word lucifer mean?
It’s a Latin word derived from the roots lux (light) and ferre (to carry).