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Love Has a Source

by Fr. Billy Swan Oct 17, 2018 0 Comments

In the summer just past, I presided at quite a few weddings. At a typical wedding ceremony here at the parish, there are about two hundred people present with a wide range of faith commitment among...

Postmodern Metaphysics: Violence vs. Music

by Fr. Dan Steele Oct 16, 2018 0 Comments

“Owned!” “Destroyed!” “Obliterated!” shouts the clickbait describing the seemingly endless YouTube videos of the infamous Jordan B. Peterson debates. The Peterso...

St. Teresa’s Logical Ecstasy

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Oct 15, 2018 0 Comments

I saw in [the angel’s] hands a large golden dart and at the end of the iron tip there appeared to be a little fire. [The] angel plunged the dart several times into my heart....When he drew ...

A Song for the Suffering Body of Christ

by Matthew Becklo Oct 12, 2018 0 Comments

In the middle of the horrific revelations this summer of sexual abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church, singer-songwriter Kevin Heider added his voice to the throngs of lay Catholics online tryi...

Yin and Yang and Catholic Youth

by Elizabeth Scalia Oct 11, 2018 0 Comments

Back in the day, when I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was fascinating to ponder the Taoist idea of Yin (quiescence) and Yang (exuberance)—the action we see in nature of an eter...

On Moments

by Tod Worner Oct 10, 2018 0 Comments

There was a moment. Whittaker Chambers was a staunch Communist. Committed to the Party and its dictates, he had devoted his existence to leading an unapologetic double life. In the name of Revolut...

Unanswered Prayers?

by Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph Oct 09, 2018 0 Comments

God always answers our prayers. He doesn’t always give us what we ask for. If we ask for something bad, God will of course not give it to us. However, even if we ask for something good, it is...

The Transforming Power of a Reading Life: An Interview With Sarah Clarkson

by Matt Nelson Oct 08, 2018 0 Comments

Sarah Clarkson is a published author and a recent graduate of Oxford University, where she studied theology at Wycliffe Hall. Today, Matt Nelson catches up with Sarah to discuss her popular new boo...

Nothing’s the Matter with Atheistic Materialism

by Joe Heschmeyer Oct 05, 2018 0 Comments

The central problem with atheistic materialism is nothing, really. Metaphysical nothing, to be exact. Any worldview, including atheism, should be able to give some sort of coherent answer to the ...

In a World of Miracles, We Can’t Look Away from Ourselves

by Elizabeth Scalia Oct 04, 2018 0 Comments

He is 76 years old, now, and just weeks ago retired from a long and culturally relevant musical career, but in 1986, Paul Simon took a look at headlines full of pain and promise—stories about...

Broken Signpost

by Dr. Tom Neal Oct 03, 2018 0 Comments

The stories of conquest conclude with Israel, the people of promise, finally in the land, embattled and rebellious but installed, a broken signpost still shakily pointing forwards to the Creator&...

Why Do People Still Love Angels?

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

People love guardian angels. These seraphic characters have captivated the imaginations of men since before the birth of Christ. From the earliest centuries of the Church, angels have appeared in v...

The Word on Fire Institute Is Now Open!

by Word on Fire Oct 01, 2018 0 Comments

Bishop Barron has spoken about his dream of evolving Word on Fire from a ministry into a movement. The first step of that process is to form a community of evangelists who share the same mission a...

What to Expect as a Member of the Word on Fire Institute

by Word on Fire Sep 28, 2018 0 Comments

Next Monday, October 1st, we’ll be opening the doors of the brand new Word on Fire Institute. This online institute exists to form individuals to become better evangelists. We will do this th...