December 06, 2013 2:57 PM Evangelizing One Word at a Time By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Most committed Catholics are thinking more about evangelization these days. But while we can all think of better ways to handle ourselves when questions about our faith come up, it is not at all clear what we can do habitually to...
December 02, 2013 5:29 PM Book chapter 3: With Apologies to the Martyrs By Phil Lawler
In the mid-17th century, the leading cause of death among the Jesuits working in North America was martyrdom. This is an abbreviated version of a chapter in a new book I am developing on building a Catholic counter-culture...
December 09, 2013 An extended weekend's worth of don't-miss commentary By Phil Lawler
Over the weekend (and stretching into today’s feast day), some unusually good commentary appeared online. I encourage Catholic readers to spend a few minutes with the following: Mary Ann Glendon—Harvard Law professor and...
December 06, 2013 More Ways to Evangelize
Before highlighting new material, I am happy to report significant progress this week on the $35,000 Challenge Grant. We now have just $4,640 to go. Donor activity dropped back down to almost nothing today, but I think we will be able to...
- Pope crosses Rome to honor Mary on feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Euro banking examiners see 'significant progress' in Vatican reforms
- Young people have special affinity for internet apostolate, Pope says
- Amid violence, tens of thousands flee to churches in Central African Republic
- Missing Syrian nuns appear in video
- The sick show the faithful 'the suffering Christ,' Pope writes
- Coptic Patriarch, Pope concelebrate Mass, pray for faithful in Middle East
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Advent: December 10th
St. Melchiades "who suffered much during the persecution of Maximianus; when at last peace was restored to the Church, died in the Lord." He was an African whom St. Augustine calls "the true child of the peace of Jesus Christ." He ruled... More
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December 02, 2013 Collect-ing for Advent By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Advent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons. While it is penitential, the element of joyful expectation for Christmas really shines through the tone of the liturgy. It reminds me of the final weeks of gestation, with the anticipation...
November 27, 2013 Witness without Words: Evangelization Under Islam By Various
Editor’s Note: During the Year of Faith, when Catholics from all walks of life were called to participate in the “new evangelization,”’ a question naturally arose: What sort of evangelization works? Are there any...