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 06, 2013 How the Common-Core approach conflicts with Catholic teaching By Phil Lawler
The Common Core, Anthony Esolen writes, is “a bag of rotten old ideas doused with disinfectant; its assumptions are hostile to classical and Christian approaches to education; it is starkly utilitarian; its self-promotion is sludged up...
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...
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Advent: December 7th
St. Ambrose (340-397) was born at Treves in Gaul, a territory which embraced modern France, Britain, Spain, and part of Africa. He studied in Rome and later became governor of Liguria and Aemelia with residence at Milan. While supervising... 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...