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St. Pius X's Enduring Gift

by Ellyn von Huben Aug 21, 2014 0 Comments

Custody of the eyes is a problem of mine; I must be a very visual person. Since I’ve realized this is a problem, closing them at appropriate times is the best remedy. One appropriat...

St. Bernard's Path of Love

by Fr. Steve Grunow Aug 20, 2014 1 Comments

Today the Church celebrates the life and work of St. Bernard, an abbot of the Cistercian order and a Doctor of the Church. St. Bernard was part of the great flowering of Christian civilization...

Gnostics in the Bottle

by Matthew Becklo Aug 19, 2014 4 Comments

“Genie, you’re free.” Shortly after actor and comedian Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted these three words, along with...

The Two Pillars of the Church

by Robert Mixa Aug 18, 2014 0 Comments

St. John Bosco had a dream in which he was on a ship being tossed about by a sea storm. The ship rocked back and forth, almost cap-sizing. But this did not happen because two pillars guided the shi...

Introducing the New Website

by Fr. Robert Barron Aug 16, 2014 1 Comments

When Father Robert Barron founded Word on Fire Catholic Ministries in 2000 and launched, the goal was simple: to share his homilies online. “I liked the idea of sending...

Mary, the Echo of God

by Dr. Tom Neal Aug 15, 2014 0 Comments

On this supremely joyful feast of resurrection and new life, our Summer Easter, the Assumption of the All-Pure Mother of God body and soul into the glory of her risen Son, we rejoice with superabun...

9 Things to Know about St. Maximilian Kolbe

by Ellyn von Huben Aug 14, 2014 0 Comments

“Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” - John 15:13 That verse certainly comes to mind whenever I think of St. Maximilian Kolbe, w...

Saints Pontian and Hippolytus: Signs of Contradiction

by Fr. Steve Grunow Aug 13, 2014 0 Comments

Today the Church celebrates the witness of the martyrs Saints Pontian and Hippolytus — theirs is not only a story of martyrdom, but of reconciliation, forgiveness and enemies becoming friends...

The Comedy of the Cross

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Aug 12, 2014 0 Comments

St. Thomas contends that a man with no sense of humor is actually deficient, lacking something that ought to be present in a man fully alive. Jesus was perfectly man, so where are his casual s...

A Good Man is Easy to Find

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Aug 11, 2014 0 Comments

In “Good Country People,” the saying “It takes all kinds to make the world” expresses not only the complacent relativism of Mrs. Hopewell but also a notion found in St. Thom...

The Tears of Saint Dominic

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Aug 08, 2014 0 Comments

“Whilst he thus labored to make his own soul pleasing to God, the fire of divine love was daily more and more enkindled in his breast, and he was consumed with an ardent zeal for the salvatio...

On My Way to the Flannery O’Connor Conference

by Fr. Damian Ference Aug 07, 2014 1 Comments

Let me begin by telling you that the last Flannery O’Connor Conference took place in Chicago at Loyola University in October of 2011. At the closing banquet of that conference I met Kerry Web...

"Heroic Priesthood" - New Film by Fr. Robert Barron

by Brandon Vogt Aug 06, 2014 1 Comments

According to Father Robert Barron, Rector of Mundelein Seminary and creator of the acclaimed CATHOLICISM film series, the Church is facing a crisis. “We’re currently expe...

Sharing the Prayer Life of Jesus: An Interview with Shane Kapler

Jared Zimmerer interviews Shane Kapler about Jesus and prayer

by Jared Zimmerer Aug 05, 2014 0 Comments

Most of us know the Our Father prayer, which Jesus taught to his disciples. But what else can we learn from Jesus about prayer? Today Jared Zimmerer interviews Shane Kapler, author of a new book ti...