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Transformation in Christ: Word on Fire Testimonies

by Word on Fire Jan 19, 2018 0 Comments

Word on Fire exists to proclaim Jesus Christ in the culture. We are blessed as an apostolate to hear some of the incredible ways the Holy Spirit is working in the lives of those who have been engag...

Convenience at the Cost of Our God-Given Freedom?

by Chris Hazell Jan 18, 2018 0 Comments

Imagine you’re cruising up some famous American street—Hollywood Boulevard, Michigan Avenue, Lombard Street. Although you’re in your car, and no one else is accompanying you, you&...

More Important than Food: St. Anthony's Advice on Prayer

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Jan 17, 2018 2 Comments

Words have a certain staying power. Most of them are in one ear and out the other, but every once in a while words seriously hit home and have a lasting impact. Today the Church celebrates St. Anth...

Tumbleweeds, Plagues, and Freedom

by Rozann Lee Jan 16, 2018 0 Comments

Every Christmas, I make my way from the twinkle-light lit avenues of Chicago back to rural northeast New Mexico to spend time with my family on the cattle ranch where I grew up, outside of a tiny l...

The Anomaly of Being an Anti-Drifter

by Jared Zimmerer Jan 15, 2018 7 Comments

My name is Jared Zimmerer, and I have come to find out that I am a bit of an anomaly. Not in any outside the law kind of way, like the outliers I used to watch on the old westerns, but more in the ...

What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?

by Fr. Michael Cummins Jan 12, 2018 5 Comments

I recently visited the gravesites of my parents, both of whom were converts to the Catholic Church. I do not have a neat, black-and-white answer as to why they became Catholic, and I don’t rememb...

Alluring Landscapes

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Jan 11, 2018 0 Comments

What is it that makes landscapes so alluring? Both photos and paintings of landscapes can hold the attention of a viewer for long stretches. This particular one by John Constable, which hangs in th...

A Change of Vision

by Jared Zimmerer Jan 10, 2018 0 Comments

In our desire for purpose, several necessities must occur, the conditions for the possibility of a deeper union with Christ. These necessities might be broken down into three basic categories. Firs...

Giving God Our Full and Undivided Attention

by Chris Hazell Jan 09, 2018 2 Comments

We’ve all been in the middle of a conversation, telling a story, asking for advice, or sharing how we’re doing when we notice the person across from us isn’t paying attention. May...

The Lesson of Christ's Baptism

by Fr. Steve Grunow Jan 08, 2018 1 Comments

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and it is with this awe-filled liturgy that the three great revelations or "theophanies" of the Christmas season are brought to st...

The Trauma of the Given

by Dr. Holly Ordway Jan 05, 2018 6 Comments

One of the most traumatic, terrifying, and disruptive ideas of our Catholic faith—one that the secular culture pushes against fiercely—is an idea that we may overlook...precisely becaus...

Symphonic Faith

by Dr. Tom Neal Jan 04, 2018 0 Comments

In the story I am recounting here, while I am preserving the core narrative and conversations, enough details about the actual person have been altered to make certain no particular person is ...

Coarse and Sublime: The Extraordinary Writing of Hilaire Belloc

by Tod Worner Jan 03, 2018 1 Comments

He could be coarse. That’s for certain. Returning home from a dusty pilgrimage bereft of money, food, or even a clean shave, Hilaire Belloc would barge uninvited into his friend G.K. Cheste...

Basil, Gregory, and the Holy Spirit

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Jan 02, 2018 0 Comments

Both St. Basil and St. Gregory, whose feast we celebrate today, were born in the early fourth century, and both were schooled at Athens in rhetoric—a skill they taught for pay until they sold...

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