March 05, 2015 9:53 AM Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform By Phil Lawler
Pope Francis has withstood the first major challenge to his campaign for reform within the Vatican. But the battle is not over. The Pope will face more challenges as that campaign continues. By approving the statutes of the...
March 03, 2015 5:36 PM Evangelization and the Gift of Meaning By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Ever since Pope Francis said that we don’t need to talk about “these issues” all the time—referring to today’s most contested moral issues—Catholics have thought more deeply about evangelization....
March 04, 2015 Social Media’s Vanity Fair: Danger on every side! By Dr. Jeff Mirus
When Russian Patriarch Kirill of Moscow criticized the vanity inherent in social media, he didn’t know the half of it. And that’s not a knock on social media; it’s a knock on life. Listen, there will always be people...
March 03, 2015 The Ways of Evangelization
Thomas Van dominated our commentary over the weekend. Most importantly, he has given us the next in his series on the Fathers of the Church: Introduction to the Greek Apologists. This is another stage in spreading and confirming the...
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Lent: March 5th
Historically today is the feast of St. John Joesph of the Cross who was born on the Island of Ischia in Southern Italy. At the age of sixteen years he entered the Order of St. Francis at Naples, amongst the Friars of the Alcantarine... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
February 25, 2015 Lenten Ember Days By Jennifer Gregory Miller
This Wednesday, February 25, within the First Week of Lent marks the beginning of the traditional dates of the Lenten Ember Days. With the reorganization of the Liturgical Year by Vatican II, the Ember Days were retained within the...
March 01, 2015 Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists By Thomas Van
Parallel with the increasing influence of Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism, the second century saw, along with sporadic State persecutions and anti-Christian riots, the publication of numerous works of anti-Christian...