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St. Stephen: The Martyr Who Opposed the Dark

by Fr. Steve Grunow Dec 26, 2014 0 Comments

Today the Church remembers the witness of Saint Stephen, the first of the Church's martyrs.  The cruelty of his death is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, as is the manner in which he died, t...

14 Christmas Resources from Fr. Robert Barron

by Fr. Robert Barron Dec 25, 2014 1 Comments

To celebrate Christmas, here are 14 of my top videos, articles, and homilies pertaining to the birth of Christ. God bless you today and throughout this holy season!   [widget id=20]   ...

The True King

by Fr. Robert Barron Dec 24, 2014 3 Comments

St. Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, which is read at Midnight Masses all over the Catholic world, commences by invoking the first-century’s most powerful man: “In those day...

Is This the End of the Christmas Season or the Beginning?

by Joe Heschmeyer Dec 23, 2014 4 Comments

Terry Mattingly of GetReligion has a great column about the “two Christmases.”  As he notes, for the Church, the Christmas season runs from Christmas Day (December 25) to...

Holiday Blues

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Dec 22, 2014 1 Comments

Why is it that at the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” amid preparations for the arrival of Christmas and within the onslaught of Christmas movies, a common reaction to the coming hol...

Christ-Haunted Music: My Favorite Albums of 2014

by Fr. Damian Ference Dec 19, 2014 11 Comments

Every year Rolling Stone magazine publishes a list of their top fifty albums.  The list is complied by a group of professional writers whose job it is to listen to music and offer critique.&nb...

Four Reasons I Love Being a Dad

by Jared Zimmerer Dec 18, 2014 4 Comments

I was recently listening to one of my many podcasts that I subscribe to, this one mostly based around physical fitness and nutrition, when a recent guest was being interviewed stated that he was ne...

Fr. Barron on Hobbits and Middle Earth

by Fr. Robert Barron Dec 17, 2014 1 Comments

Today marks the release of Peter Jackson's third and final "Hobbit" film, titled "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." I wanted to celebrate by sharing three of my past video commentaries on...

Forgiveness Is Not a Weak Choice

by Fr. Michael Cummins Dec 16, 2014 0 Comments

Seven years and seven months she waited.  Her daughter had been kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Not knowing whether her child was alive or dead, Angelina Atyam continuously call...

Atheist Dialogues

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Dec 15, 2014 14 Comments

Why does Pope Francis reach out to atheists? If every conversation is a two-way street, then you’d think this is one dialogue that would go nowhere fast. On paper or in person, “fa...

Our Lady of Guadalupe and True Human Nature

by Fr. Steve Grunow Dec 12, 2014 0 Comments

Just a few days ago the Church marked and remembered the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God. That solemnity commemorated the mysterious truth that the Blessed Virgin Mary was from the first...

The New Queen of Pop: A Review of "1989"

by Fr. Damian Ference Dec 11, 2014 15 Comments

In an age when fewer and fewer people are buying full albums, Taylor Swift’s 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the first week of its release.  That’s impressive, considering that i...

5 Prayer Tips from St. Thomas Aquinas

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Dec 10, 2014 2 Comments

Prayer, St. John Damascene says, is the unveiling of the mind before God. When we pray we ask Him for what we need, confess our faults, thank Him for His gifts, and adore His immense majesty. Here ...

St. Juan Diego's Miraculous Proof

by Joe Heschmeyer Dec 09, 2014 3 Comments

One of the ways to prove the Catholic claim is through miracles.  Catholicism, unique amongst all the faiths on Earth, has colorable claims of miraculous events with evidence.  One o...