July 31, 2014 4:10 PM Showing the Courage to battle homosexual impulses By Phil Lawler
For an apostolate dedicated to helping people live out the Christian virtue of chastity despite a same-sex attraction, “Courage” is a particularly apt name, for two reasons. In our sex-saturated society, it takes some courage to say...
July 30, 2014 5:25 PM Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All By Dr. Jeff Mirus
As I outlined previously, Hans Urs von Balthasar found the main lines of Catholic renewal sullied by various human evasions—by our pervasive eagerness to soften our goals according to human standards. It is in the third section of...
July 31, 2014 In other words, to be a Christian means this: By Dr. Jeff Mirus
After reading my three part exploration of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s trenchant book, Who Is a Christian?, some have wanted a more precise explanation of how to be a truly devout Christian. Here is the best advice I can offer. The...
July 29, 2014 Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod
I was delighted to learn that a group of Dominican theologians have published a theological study of pastoral proposals aimed at those who are divorced and remarried. This sets forth, for use at the upcoming synods on the family, the...
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Ordinary Time: July 31st
In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left leg of Captain Ignatius Loyola, the future founder of the Jesuits. While he was convalescing, Ignatius read about Christ and His saints and thus turned wholly to God. He then undertook to... More
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July 25, 2014 Sts. Anne and Joachim: Our Family Support By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Many years ago as a small infant I became a member of the Catholic Church, baptized as "Jennifer Ann" in St. Anne Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Being named after the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandmother of...
July 27, 2014 Introducing the Church Fathers By Thomas Van
Several years ago, CatholicCulture.org processed and made available online a set of the writings of the Fathers of the Church. In order to make our readers aware of this under-used resource, and because the Fathers are still too...