July 30, 2015 2:58 PM The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy By Dr. Jeff Mirus
There is a three-year-old in the house these days, as my oldest son and his family are visiting. Today young Jeffrey got to play on the red caboose which is displayed on the pavilion grounds in our town. This prompted a discussion of the...
July 28, 2015 3:23 PM New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales By Phil Lawler
Today’s New York Times report on the sale of fetal tissue is the journalistic equivalent of a diet pill: a “news” story designed not to satisfy, but to suppress, the reader’s appetite for information. Let’s start with the photo at...
July 30, 2015 Links to the past By Thomas Van
The New York Times Magazine has given some much-needed attention to ISIS's genocide of Christians with a long essay by Eliza Griswold: "Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?" In First Things, Mark...
July 31, 2015 Another Month Closer to God
Today marks the end of July; one more month gone; one month closer, God willing, to seeing Our Lord face to face. In On the Culture, I take up the question of what leads people to conversion, prompted by the two recent books I've...
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Ordinary Time: August 2nd
The Father is the one who provides man with the food he needs for his life. But like pagans, we live with empty minds and are so taken up with filling our stomachs and the needs of this life that we fail to grasp the real meaning of his... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
July 31, 2015 Toasting through the Liturgical Year By Jennifer Gregory Miller
When Jesus gave us the gift of the Eucharist, He used the universal basics of life, bread and wine, to be transformed into His Body and Blood. The Mass, repeated daily all over the world, transforms the humble offerings of bread and wine...
July 29, 2015 Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part II By Thomas Van
The previous article introduced the figure of St. Irenaeus of Lyons, “father of Catholic theology,” and gave an overview of his surviving texts, most notably the five-volume work known as Against Heresies. We examined the...