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November 27, 2014

The Commercialization of Thanksgiving—and So Much Else

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 12 hours ago
Thanksgiving is rapidly competing with Christmas as a candidate holiday for the next cultural war. We know, of course, that December 25 is the holiday that dare not speak its...

Obamacare Architect Says Abortion a Social Good

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 12 hours ago
Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jonathan Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of...

Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 12 hours ago
Chintzy retailers who treat their employees like garbage and pay them poverty wages lie to you and tell you that you are harming their employees livelihood by not rushing out to...

Beautiful Story

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 12 hours ago
How a Magazine Article Convinced a Former Ballet Dancer to Teach People with Down Syndrome

Encountering the Word — Hebrews 13:1-2

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 12 hours ago
  A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  (Hebrews 13...

One of Those Nights

Saint Louis Catholic - 1 day 12 hours ago
In which Facebook reminds me again-- and I pray I remember this time-- that it is nearly impossible to disagree with someone on the Internet about philosophical questions without...


Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 13 hours ago
Welp. Looks like it’s time for me to pack it in on the whole “Catholic” thing. Why would somebody go to the trouble of writing a headline in all caps on the internet if it weren’...

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 13 hours ago
A reader writes: Please ask your readers to pray for me and my family. My business (based around what I thought was my life’s work) appears to be failing after many ups and downs...

SBL 2014 highlights

The Sacred Page - 1 day 13 hours ago
What a tremendous time I had this year at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature!  Above all, I had the honor of reading a paper co-written with John Kincaid. N....

Thankful for the Unknowns

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 1 day 14 hours ago
On this Thanksgiving, Fr. Steve Grunow invites us to express gratitude for saintly men and women who journeyed through life unnoticed, disappearing into the mission of the Church.

November 26, 2014

On Being Grateful for Our Challenges

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 15 hours ago
“If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint.” (St. Ignatius Loyola) I woke up yesterday not feeling...

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 15 hours ago
For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual...

The Friday after Thanksgiving Day indult

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 15 hours ago
  A friendly and tasty annual reminder that there is a strong argument to be made that there is no required abstinence from meat this Friday for our American readers. While always...

Poem: Concerning the Divine Word

Breviary Hymns - 1 day 17 hours ago
15th Century Painting by Meister de Marienlebens - Courtesy of WikipediaConcerning the Divine Word is a translation by Roy Campbell (1901-1957) of the Spanish poem: Del Verbo...

Praise Report

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 18 hours ago
A reader writes: I want to offer a prayer of Thanksgiving for the safety of my family after a serious car accident this weekend. No head injuries, no blood. All walked out of the...

Gethsemane and Gratitude

Incarnation and Modernity - 1 day 19 hours ago
__________ It is difficult to celebrate a festival of thanksgiving when giving thanks is an act that must be summoned from the remnants of our broken lives. The complication is a...

The groundbreaking of our new Seaport Chapel

Cardinal Seán's Blog - 1 day 19 hours ago
Hello and welcome! Like all of you, I am sure, I have been closely watching events surrounding the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. The announcement of the grand jury’s decision...

Status Post No Chill Brewing

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 20 hours ago
The drought — the one that involves a dearth of decent beer at the Quartermaster’s house, but sadly, not the one threatening to send all of California spiraling into utter chaos...

Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 20 hours ago
Rome, Italy, Nov 26, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at...

Adventures in Pork: HamRelocation

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 20 hours ago
Now that we have FOUR whole salt-cured “prosciutto” hams to age for the next 12-18 months, and another two expected in the next couple of months, I have run into some capacity...


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