December 03, 2013 5:27 PM The Failure of Law: Why Justice is Disappearing in the West By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I am not the first to observe that we live in an ideological age. One great reason for this is our apparent inability to believe in anything deeper or more secure. But this creates insurmountable problems for the rule of law, and for...
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 04, 2013 If the Pope didn't say it, claim he 'hinted' By Phil Lawler
Writing on the CNN belief blog, Daniel Burke claims that in Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis “hinted that he wants to see an end to the so-called ‘wafer wars,’ in which Catholic politicians who support abortion rights are denied Holy...
December 03, 2013 Possibilities...and Limitations
As I announced last week, we have added a new blog on the Liturgical Year. Jennifer Miller Gregory's second post—the first for Advent—is now available: Collect-ing for Advent. Give Jenn lots of feedback! This is an...
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Advent: December 5th
St. Sabbas is pictured as an abbot with an apple. He was once tempted to eat an apple outside of the prescribed mealtime, whereupon he vowed never to eat apples again. The Martyrology says: "At Mutala in Cappadocia the holy abbot Sabbas;... 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...