November 20, 2014 6:07 PM It is a failure of mercy to deny sin By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Previously, I promised to explore how we too often obscure the life-changing mercy of the Gospel, despite our best intentions (see Light of the World: Morality vital, but mercy first). We will discover very quickly that this failure...
November 11, 2014 4:57 PM Why Cardinal Burke cannot lead a 'loyal opposition' By Phil Lawler
In the quiet little New England town where we live, we’ve just been through an unusually contentious local election. The aftermath has reminded me of an important lesson that I learned years ago. When the votes were counted in our...
November 21, 2014 Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization By Phil Lawler
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” But the poet Keats is wrong; that is not all we need to know in life. In an unusual and rewarding new book, Father Robert Imbelli guides readers along the path of beauty toward the realization...
November 21, 2014 Anatomy of Conversion
In a message yesterday, I listed thirteen testimonials to our work from priests, sisters and lay Catholic leaders around the world. I was trying to complete the task of matching our $45,000 Challenge Grant. However, that email was met...
- China seeks agreement with Vatican on appointment of new bishops
- USCCB welcomes Obama’s decision to defer immigrant deportations
- See migration as a sign of hope, Pope Francis suggests
- Pope Francis pays tribute to Paul VI’s teaching on Mary
- People, not money, central to economic development, says Pope
- Spanish archbishop summoned to Vatican to discuss handling of sex-abuse charges
- Minnesota archdiocese weighs bankruptcy option
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Ordinary Time: November 24th
Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and martyr, and companions, martyrs. St. Andrew was one of 117 people who were martyred in Vietnam between 1820 and 1862. The last of the martyrs were 17 laypersons,... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
November 21, 2014 Feastday Highlights: Solemnity of Christ the King By Jennifer Gregory Miller
This Sunday the Liturgical Year ends not in a sad or a small way, but culminates in the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. During November the liturgy has been keeping an eschatological theme and...
November 14, 2014 Replacing problems with persons: Eve Tushnet’s new book, Gay and Catholic By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Over the last three days I’ve read Eve Tushnet’s remarkable book, Gay and Catholic. Tushnet, who is now in her mid-30s, realized that she was “gay” in middle school, admitted it to herself at age thirteen, and told...