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Why Atheists Change Their Mind: 8 Common Factors

by Matt Nelson Apr 17, 2015 1 Comments

Conversions from atheism are often gradual and complex, no doubt. For many converts the road is slow and tedious, tiring and trying. But in the end unbelievers who find God can enjoy an inner ...

Searching for God in Malick's ''To the Wonder''

by Jon Kearney Apr 16, 2015 0 Comments

(WARNING: Spoilers within!) Terrence Malick’s relatively unknown 2013 film To The Wonder has been out for a couple of years, skirting the mainstream spotlight amidst lukewarm critical recept...

The Tragic Case for Christ

by Joe Heschmeyer Apr 15, 2015 3 Comments

I. An Anatomy of Tragedy Man knows two things: how things are (the World), and how they should be (the Ideal). I don't mean that he knows these things perfectly, or that every man completely ...

5 Things Fulton Sheen Teaches Us About Social Media

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Apr 14, 2015 1 Comments

“Jesus loves you.” #JN3:16 #Easter #risn “Pray. Hope. Don’t worry.” #faith #believe “Preach the Gospel at all times” #Francis #peace #prayalways Twitter...

What the CARA Report Tells Us About Our Newest Priests

by Fr. Damian Ference Apr 13, 2015 10 Comments

Each year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops commissions CARA to offer a detailed report on the hundreds of men from around the country who are up for ordination to the priesthood. (T...

Divine Mercy Sunday, the Crown of Our Easter Celebration

by Dr. Tom Neal Apr 10, 2015 3 Comments

This final Day of the Easter Octave, named Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope John Paul II in 2000, is a “hermeneutical crown” of the eight-day-long celebration of that Eighth and final Day of...

Introducing Fr. Barron's newest film series: 'The Mystery of God'

by Brandon Vogt Apr 09, 2015 1 Comments

Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. The so-called New At...

The Paradox of Pain

by Jared Zimmerer Apr 08, 2015 0 Comments

I have a deep appreciation of films which express man’s ability to increase his human development, mental, physical spiritual or otherwise, through hardship and sometimes an embracing of pain...

Christopher Nolan’s 'Interstellar', Virtuous Humanity, and the Communion of Saints

by David Stavarz Apr 07, 2015 9 Comments

(WARNING: Spoilers below about the movie Interstellar!) Considering the movies that debuted last year, I think that Christopher Nolan’s newest project, Interstellar, absolutely took the cine...

Mary's Foretaste of the Resurrection

Apr 06, 2015 2 Comments

Did the Virgin Mary know about the Resurrection before it happened? There's a gap of thirty years, called the “silent years” of Jesus, in which Scripture simply doesn't tell us wh...

Holy Saturday: The Great Silence

by Fr. Steve Grunow Apr 04, 2015 0 Comments

There is a phrase used in monastic life to refer to the period of time between the last hour of prayer, after which the monks retire to their cells, and the first hour of prayer, with which the mon...

The Eucharist as Meal, Sacrifice, and Real Presence

by Fr. Robert Barron Apr 02, 2015 1 Comments

Today the Church celebrates Holy Thursday, one of the oldest observances in Holy Week, a time we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist. Fr. Robert Barron reflects on the Eucharist in th...

The One Thing You Need to Enter the Mysteries of Holy Week

by Fr. Steve Grunow Apr 01, 2015 1 Comments

One of the great mysteries of Holy Week is the revelation of how God in Christ deals with our refusals, particularly the most terrifying refusal of all, that is the cross.  The cross is terrif...