April 16, 2014 5:37 PM Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Gregory Orfalea’s biography of the great missionary to California, Junípero Serra, is exceedingly strange. In the good sense of the word, it is genuinely foreign and fascinating. The author has a gift for telling an exotic...
April 10, 2014 5:05 PM What Bishop Jugis did NOT say about Sister Jane Dominic's talk By Phil Lawler
Charlotte’s Bishop Peter Jugis has finally issued a statement regarding the unseemly controversy at Charlotte Catholic High School. In that statement the bishop clearly affirms the teachings of the Catholic Church. But he does not...
April 16, 2014 The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer By Thomas Van
One thing I have come to realize over the past few years, especially during the reign of Pope Francis, is that in a culture hostile to religious orthodoxy, it is easy for Catholics to fall into the trap of treating orthodoxy as an end in...
April 15, 2014 Improving the Church
I suspect we all dream of improving the Church, except that perhaps we tend to dream along the lines of our own spiritual deficiencies. Nonetheless, I am making so bold as to start a series of essays exploring how the Church might improve...
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Lent: April 17th
The last three days of Holy Week are referred to as the Easter or Sacred Triduum (Triduum Sacrum), the three-part drama of Christ's redemption: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Holy Thursday is also known as... More
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April 09, 2014 Holy Week Preparation By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level of...
April 09, 2014 The Surprising Implications of Man’s Natural Ends By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Recently I’ve revisited the massive shakeup of Catholic theology occasioned by Henri de Lubac’s remarkable study Surnaturel (French for "supernatural"), published just after the close of World War II. The whole...