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Thankful for the Unknowns

by Fr. Steve Grunow Nov 27, 2014 2 Comments

I believe that it was the 20th-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar who described holiness as a quality by which one would disappear into the mission of the Church. This insight stri...

Connected Toward Communion: An Interview with Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

Nov 26, 2014 0 Comments

Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome is assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis, and evangelization at Loyola University New Orleans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Universi...

The Dying of the Brights

by Matthew Becklo Nov 25, 2014 1 Comments

“We have to make this planet as good as we possibly can and try to leave it a better place than we found it.” The crowd, gathered to hear Richard Dawkins debate the Archbishop of Sydne...

Start Now for a Happier, Wholly Holier Advent and Christmas

by Ellyn von Huben Nov 24, 2014 0 Comments

In Death on a Friday Afternoon, the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus cautions us to take Lent slowly, to not rush to Easter. A similar thought comes to mind when approaching Advent: we should not rush...

Fr. Barron's Top 10 Resources on 'Christ the King'

by Fr. Robert Barron Nov 21, 2014 0 Comments

This weekend the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more popularly known as the Feast of Christ the King. To help you prepare, we're sharing ten of Fr. ...

The Danger of Narrowcasting in the Church

by Fr. Michael Cummins Nov 20, 2014 3 Comments

There has been a trend developing in our national news media and you have probably noticed it.  It is the move from “broad-casting” to “narrow-casting.”  Charles S...

Joy to the World: An Interview with Dr. Scott Hahn [Video]

by Brandon Vogt Nov 19, 2014 0 Comments

Dr. Scott Hahn is one of the best-known theologians, professors, and Christian apologists in the Western world. He has authored dozens of books including Rome Sweet Home, which recounts his conver...

Pope Francis and the American Punk Rocker

by Ellyn von Huben Nov 18, 2014 1 Comments

Perhaps it was an envious curiosity that led me to read Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids. The National Book award winning memoir from a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member - whose albu...

What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution

by Joe Heschmeyer Nov 17, 2014 7 Comments

Have you heard about Pope Francis’ recent comments about God, evolution, and Creation? If so, chances are you’ve heard wrong. Here are four things you should know:   1. Pope...

St. Albert the Professor

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Nov 14, 2014 0 Comments

Though Albert taught him philosophy and theology in Paris and Cologne for the first seven years of his Dominican life, we recognize Thomas as more perceptive, more comprehensive, and more influenti...

The Dual Citizenship of St. Frances

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Nov 13, 2014 0 Comments

Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God? (Lk 17:18) Around the world, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is fondly remembered as a devoted servant to her countrymen. She founded her con...

Kreeft, Kids, and Cattle

by Dr. Tom Neal Nov 12, 2014 1 Comments

I recently heard Dr. Peter Kreeft offer a wonderful – and wonderfully simple – reflection on "Raising Catholic Kids."  He presented a twelve-point list of to-dos, and commented on ...

Saint Martin's Stunning Encounter

by Fr. Steve Grunow Nov 11, 2014 1 Comments

Today the Church celebrates the holiness and witness of Saint Martin of Tours. Martin was born in the year 316 AD and was a convert to the Faith of the Church. The story of his conversion is one o...

Dorothy Day: The Both/And Servant

by Brandon Vogt Nov 10, 2014 2 Comments

“Don’t call me a saint….”, Dorothy Day once quipped, and some are happy to oblige. They wonder why Dorothy’s cause for canonization is moving forward. After all, how ...