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The 4 Best Gifts Mother Teresa Ever Received

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Sep 04, 2015 0 Comments

Tomorrow we celebrate the feast day of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, known better as Mother Teresa. There are many things we could say about her remarkable life and legacy, but today I'd like to share he...

The Danger of Being in Love with “Love”

by Chris Hazell Sep 03, 2015 1 Comments

We are reminded of the power of love often today in our culture. We see it smeared across sun-faded bumper stickers, visually enchanting Pinterest boards, chic posters from trendy boutique shops. I...

Bishop-elect Barron on Why St. Junípero Serra Matters Today

by Word on Fire Sep 02, 2015 0 Comments

During his visit to America in a few weeks, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra in Washington, D.C. But who is this saint? And why is he so controversial? Today, we reveal Bis...

The Paradox of Manliness

by Jared Zimmerer Sep 02, 2015 0 Comments

A popular topic today, among both Christians and secular people, is authentic masculinity. Among Christians we see Jesus as our model to not only look up to, but to emulate and imitate, both in his...

Bishop-elect Barron's “Mystery of God” is Now Available!

by Word on Fire Sep 01, 2015 2 Comments

Today marks the official release of Bishop-elect Barron's new film and study program, The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters, along with its accompanying study p...

8 Elements of a Phenomenal Homily

by Dr. Tom Neal Aug 31, 2015 0 Comments

I had a great conversation not long ago with a friend about what we think makes for a great homily. I’m sure everyone reading this would have their thoughts on the matter. I knew a ...

An August and Burning Heart

by Dr. Tom Neal Aug 28, 2015 1 Comments

Today’s feast of St. Augustine brings us face to face with his overwhelmingly massive impact on Latin Christianity and Western Civilization. What has not been touched in some way by Augustine...

How St. Monica Can Help Your Child Return to the Church

by Brandon Vogt Aug 27, 2015 9 Comments

You probably know the pattern. A smart and gifted boy leaves home for school. He makes new friends. They spend most of their time partying, chasing girls, and embracing new philosophies. The son be...

What Millennials Really Need

by Rozann Lee Aug 26, 2015 6 Comments

Evangelical Christian author and blogger Rachel Held Evans wrote a piece for the CNN belief blog on why millennials are leaving evangelical churches and flocking to “high” tra...

Waking Up from the American Dream

by Chris Hazell Aug 25, 2015 3 Comments

There is a great sense of satisfaction that comes with being able to direct our own lives. As Americans, we brandish this badge of progress—this stamp of sovereignty. It’s an ideal that...

The Argument from Johnny Cash

by Matthew Becklo Aug 24, 2015 4 Comments

Recently, for my Mom’s 60th birthday, I put together a tribute video complete with creased photographs, old music, and clips of my brothers recounting a favorite memory of her—most...

St. Pius X and the Church's Missionary Vocation

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Aug 21, 2015 0 Comments

Pope St. Pius X was a great reformer and a holy pope. He fostered liturgical renewal, frequent Holy Communion from childhood, and the codification of canon law. He also waged war against the heresi...

Loving God Unto Distraction: St. Bernard and the Struggle of Prayer

by Dr. Tom Neal Aug 20, 2015 3 Comments

Today is the feast of the twelfth century Cistercian mystic, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who stands as one of the few saints in Church history to have a papal encyclical written about him. The pope d...

The Confused Atheism of NFL Star Arian Foster

by Brandon Vogt Aug 19, 2015 5 Comments

The latest, August 18 edition of ESPN Magazine, one of the most popular sports periodicals in the world, features a cover story titled "The Confession of Arian Foster" (which you can...