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And now for one of the dopiest things I’ve heard in a while

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 1 week ago
This is just plain dopey. From that perennial purveyor of blech, RNS… ‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ sparkles for LGBT Christians and others (RNS) Lighten up, Ash Wednesday. A New York-...

G.K. Chesterton and “This is Us”

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 5 months 1 week ago
Husband and father of five children, Jared Zimmerer, explains how television's “This is Us” beautifully and aptly displays the painful tension of family life. The constant tug and...

Korean missionaries expelled from China

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
The Chinese government has expelled 32 South Korean Christian missionaries from the country.

Increased security at Cologne cathedral

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Stating that “people should have no anxiety when they go to the cathedral,” police officials have announced heightened security measures at Cologne Cathedral.

The Weight of Glory

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 1 week ago
We can believe we are mere mortals dreaming the dream of immortality, while in fact, we are immortals dreaming the terrible dream of mere mortality. We all know what the weight of...

The War Between Doing and Being

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 1 week ago
Unquestionably, my life is full of continuous, often exasperating battles between doing and being. Culture tells us that we are valuable because of what we do. It speaks to our...

New shepherd already listening to Townsville’s pastoral needs

The Catholic Leader - 5 months 1 week ago
TOWNSVILLE’S sixth bishop was sitting in his presbytery kitchen when he learnt his predecessor had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Over the kitchen table at the Clear...

A Playful Prayer for a Husband

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
I’ll be patient…But could we meet by the first of July? Marie Miller’s playful pop-folk song 6’2, which was featured on Dancing with the Stars, probably strikes a chord with most...

Don’t minimize your tiny crosses and small annoyances — God doesn’t

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
February has really been doing a number on me. It’s all the usual things — cabin fever, head colds, icy roads, and a handful of other things, all making me a bit frustrated. But...

Sunday Soundbite for February 19, 2017

Franciscan Media - 5 months 1 week ago
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A February 19, 2017 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ssordA_7.mp3     Sometimes the hardest gospel texts to hear...

Doctors “discover” an organ that had already been discovered by Da Vinci

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
You happen to have a  mesentery: an organ that connects the intestines with the abdomen, and that had gone unnoticed for about 5 centuries. Only recently have scientists ...

Sacred Heart statue vandalized, after Eagle Scout spent 18 months restoring it

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
When four statues outside St. Edith Stein parish in Brockton, Massachusetts, were vandalized last week, the person it saddened the most may have been an 18-year-old university...

The day the architect of a church tricked the devil

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
As soon as one enters the Cathedral of Munich, better known by locals as the Frauenkirche (“Our Lady’s Church”), one can see a footprint at a point of access to the central nave....

Stunning: London Oratory Boys Choir releases debut album

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
If you have seen The Lord of the Rings, The Phantom of the Opera, or Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, you have already heard these heavenly voices. Now, for the first...

Why no one can safely “dialogue” with demons

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
Which demon frightens you the most? The demon that haunts my dreams the most these days is political violence. I see its blood and fire building up, about to burst upon America...

4 Keys to achieving married love for life

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
  Want everlasting love? Looking for ways to protect and nourish that gift you already have? Karee and Manuel Santos, M.D. share some of the wisdom the joy and suffering and...

Aleppo was one of the world’s most beautiful cities

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
After five years of civil war, the ancient city of Aleppo, for thousands of years a center of commerce, industry and the arts, lies in ruins. Its grand stone buildings are...

Meeting the Mother of God — as a mother

Aleteia - 5 months 1 week ago
    “I told the Blessed Mother I will not write four. I will only write three,” my friend said, emphatically, and this struck me, when I thought about it, as gross insubordination...
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