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Grand Old Names

by Ellyn von Huben Sep 12, 2014 0 Comments

But it was Mary, MaryLong before the fashions cameAnd there is something there that sounds so squareIt’s a grand old name (George M. Cohan “Mary’s A Grand Old Name”) I h...

Dispelling the Darkness of September 11th

Sep 11, 2014 1 Comments

“Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness…" These are the words of the writer, the late John Updike, as he d...

And Violent Men Take it By Force

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Sep 10, 2014 0 Comments

When asked in what way Christianity is related to violence, most believers would probably say they are mutually exclusive. The notion of violence seems utterly repugnant to the Christ who spoke suc...

The Slave of the Slaves

by Brandon Vogt Sep 09, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve always been attracted to saints who accomplish magnificent feats with little to no fanfare. Sure, you’ve got St. Paul evangelizing the whole known world, then you have St. Ignatius...

The Apologetics of Witness

by Jared Zimmerer Sep 08, 2014 0 Comments

When I am asked why I have four kids, my favorite answer is, “Because I’m Catholic.” In this simple yet provocative answer I achieve what might be known as ‘The Apologetics ...

Jesus in His Most Distressing Disguise

by Brandon Vogt Sep 05, 2014 2 Comments

The Christian Church has a long history of saints who helped the poor, sick, and dying. And like so many others Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) devoted herself to this vital work. But wh...

By God's Mighty Arm

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Sep 04, 2014 0 Comments

“Some boast of chariots, and some of horses;but we boast of the name of the Lord our God."- Psalm 20:7 The strength of man does not impress God. Our strength does not make us strong Chri...

St. Gregory and God's Decision

by Fr. Steve Grunow Sep 03, 2014 1 Comments

St. Gregory the Great was born in Rome around the year 540 AD. He was the member of a privileged family and, as such, had many opportunities available to him. However, young Gregory eschewed all ...

Experiencing the Sacraments in Middle Earth

by Jared Zimmerer Sep 02, 2014 1 Comments

I recently read a fantastic addition to the continued efforts to unfold the evangelistic vision within the literature of J.R.R. Tolkien entitled Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the H...

St. Giles and Care for Creation

by Brandon Vogt Sep 01, 2014 1 Comments

St. Giles is one of the more popular saints in Europe, but his life is shrouded in mystery and legend. Perhaps the only fact we know for certain is that he was born in Athens, Greece, likely in the...

The Beheading of John the Baptist

by Fr. Steve Grunow Aug 29, 2014 1 Comments

“Men create their own hell and help one another descend into it. Perdition is an equitable exchange because it results from reciprocal evil desires and evil behavior. The only victims are chi...

Satisfying Our Restless Hearts

by Fr. Steve Grunow Aug 28, 2014 0 Comments

“And what is this God? I asked the earth and it answered: ‘I am not God; and all the things in the earth made the same confession.' I asked the sea and the deeps and creeping things, an...

St. Monica's Gift to Us

by Ellyn von Huben Aug 27, 2014 0 Comments

Years ago I found a marvelous prayer book at a second-hand store.  “Mother Love” proved to be a useful resource.  Published by the  Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers...

A Garden of God: The Extraordinary Legacy of Mundelein Seminary

by Brandon Vogt Aug 26, 2014 0 Comments

Author and historian Gail Kahover just released a new book titled Mundelein Seminary, which explores the rich history of the largest priestly seminary in the country. Today, Brandon Vogt interviews...

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