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How Catholics Changed America: An Interview with Emily Stimpson

by Brandon Vogt Oct 30, 2014 1 Comments

Few writers know the American Catholic Church scene better than Emily Stimpson. As a longtime journalist for the Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and several other Catholic publications, she’s w...

The Silence of Friendship

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Oct 29, 2014 0 Comments

I’m often struck by the way that conversations are depicted in movies and television shows: the dialogue flows effortlessly, pushing the plot forward or revealing significant details at every...

Simon, Jude, and How to Disappear Into the Church's Mission

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 28, 2014 2 Comments

Today the Church celebrates the feast day of the great saints, Simon and Jude. Both were apostles, members of the original twelve men who were chosen by Christ to exercise his own authority as pri...

It's Time for Catholics to Embrace Halloween

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 27, 2014 13 Comments

As we near All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, we fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and he responded with everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween ...

The Heroic Face of Innocence

by Ellyn von Huben Oct 24, 2014 0 Comments

“We are the Church of the Saints.” This simple declaration is at the crux of two ‘stories’ and one screen play in The Heroic Face of Innocence (Eerdmans, 1999), written by t...

St. John Capistrano, the Soldier Saint

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 23, 2014 1 Comments

In 1976, October 23 was assigned by Pope Paul VI as the date the Church would remember the life and witness of Saint John Capistrano. Saint John Capistrano died on this day in the year 1456. ...

Why Pope John Paul II is a Saint

by Fr. Robert Barron Oct 22, 2014 4 Comments

As all of his biographers remind us, Karol Wojtyla came of age at one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century. When he was 19 years old and just commencing his university career, the Nazis ...

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s Inadvertent Proof for God

by Joe Heschmeyer Oct 21, 2014 19 Comments

There's an old saying about giving a man enough rope, and he'll hang himself. The idea is that if someone is wrong or lying, the longer they go on, the more obvious this becomes.  Well, B...

Workplace Evangelists: An Interview with Jennifer Baugh

by Jared Zimmerer Oct 20, 2014 1 Comments

As St. John Paul II noted, "the time has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization," and those energies must seep into every facet of life, from home, to school, to t...

Igneous Saint

by Dr. Tom Neal Oct 17, 2014 1 Comments

Today is the feast of my favorite author among the Fathers of the Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca. 30-108 CE). His writings witness to an impassioned orthodoxy enwrapped in a love for Chr...

The Scars of God

by Matthew Becklo Oct 16, 2014 1 Comments

In the song “Dear God 2.0” by The Roots, Monsters of Folk’s Jim James poses a sincere question of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God: Dear God, I'm trying hard to r...

St. Teresa of Avila and Holy Reform

by Fr. Steve Grunow Oct 15, 2014 2 Comments

"At that time, the news reached me of harm being done to the Church, and that the works of her opponents were flourishing. This news distressed me greatly, and I wondered if I could do anything. ...

Sons of Anarchy and the Rise of Cognitive Dissonance

by Jared Zimmerer Oct 14, 2014 0 Comments

The hit show "Sons of Anarchy", which is just beginning its final season, centers around a motorcycle club in a small town named Charming Heights. In true outlaw spirit, this club uses illegal mean...

Fr. Barron's Top 10 YouTube Videos of All Time

by Brandon Vogt Oct 13, 2014 3 Comments

This weekend, Fr. Robert Barron's YouTube channel received its 10 millionth view. It's an astounding testament to the reach of the new media, but also a sign of the support that you and others have...