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Curated by Elizabeth Scalia

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th Anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has initiated a Year of Faith, "a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith." Without a doubt, these twelve months will nourish all of us in different ways. Throughout the year, the Catholic Channel at Patheos.com will be inviting Catholics of every age and stripe—clergy, laity, religious and even a few kids—to share their perspectives on faith and to tell us what they are gleaning and carrying away from this gift of timely focus. We will create a little threshing floor to help with the process. Check back weekly, and see what is new!


The Threshing Floor

He Suffered Death and Was Buried

He Suffered Death and Was Buried

Tim Muldoon

Something strange is going on here. God was born. God...died?

For Our Sake He Was Crucified Under Pontius Pilate

For Our Sake He Was Crucified Under Pontius Pilate

Tim Muldoon

Why for our sake? To free us from false desire and the violence that grows from it.

Through him all things were made...

Through him all things were made...

Tim Muldoon

God can never be absent from the world any more than an artist can be absent from her painting.

The Ash Wednesday Homily I Would Give

The Ash Wednesday Homily I Would Give

Elizabeth Scalia

"Moonstruck" gives us a fine introduction to the business of Ash Wednesday.

The Ash Wednesday Homily I Would Give

The Ash Wednesday Homily I Would Give

Elizabeth Scalia

"Moonstruck" gives us a fine introduction to the business of Ash Wednesday.

To Appreciate Mercy, Appreciate Lent

To Appreciate Mercy, Appreciate Lent

Russell Shaw

No one better appreciates mercy than the one who knows the depths of his own sinfulness. Lent helps discern both.

Prayer: The Heart of the Matter

Prayer: The Heart of the Matter

Pat Gohn

If our heart seeks God in prayer, then prayer heals and renews the heart.

Who's on First? The Only Begotten Son of God

Who's on First? The Only Begotten Son of God

Tim Muldoon

If you think Trinitarian formulae too much like insider-baseball, here is the breakdown.

Communion Rails: Restoring a Sense of the Sacred

Communion Rails: Restoring a Sense of the Sacred

Deacon Greg Kandra

Would a change of posture at Holy Communion help to sharpen our perspective, as well?

I Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ

I Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ

Tim Muldoon

I profess a love that is born in the innocence of beauty, yet spoken in a politicized world.

The Body of Christ: The Portal Between Heaven and Earth

The Body of Christ: The Portal Between Heaven and Earth

Pat Gohn

Were the Host a door I could open, I'd almost swear I could peer straight through it into heaven.

Of All Things Visible and Invisible

Of All Things Visible and Invisible

Tim Muldoon

Discover your real self, then give it away.

To Unknown Recipients of my Heartfelt Gratitude

To Unknown Recipients of my Heartfelt Gratitude

Father Steve Grunow

Sometimes those who make the greatest impact on our life of faith are wholly unknown to us. They have disappeared into their mission.

Geometric Proofs and Faith

Geometric Proofs and Faith

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP

Faith is a gift of knowing, delivered to us by the Unknowable.

You Can be President Today!

You Can be President Today!

Father Dwight Longenecker

One man may be elected president, but everyone has the responsibility to do what the president does.

Surrendering Fear on this Election Day

Surrendering Fear on this Election Day

John-Baptiste Doe

A conservative Romney supporter "comes out" and discovers that fear is often unfounded, and born of pride.

A Positive Look at the

A Positive Look at the "Nones" in the Year of Faith

Sr. Theresa Noble

Embracing doubt and mystery can be as important to the life of faith as waving Vatican flags, or studying.

On Faith, Grace, Sex, Kids, and Love, after Three Decades

On Faith, Grace, Sex, Kids, and Love, after Three Decades

Pat Gohn

Getting to the heart of Catholic teaching on sex, life and love in just 2,000 words.

The Father Almighty

The Father Almighty

Tim Muldoon

Is it still okay to call God "Daddy"?

Re-igniting the Romance of Faith

Re-igniting the Romance of Faith

Elizabeth Duffy

"If I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do, why does my faith feel so dull?

"Have You Asked God What It Is He Wants?"

Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Learning to honor and love divine providence.

Poem: Examination of Conscience

Poem: Examination of Conscience

Sally Thomas

Faith in metaphor. I've done that. Yes.

Jesus Christ and the Digital Culture

Jesus Christ and the Digital Culture

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne

A plugged-in Catholic bishop explains how and why he has embraced New Media for the New Evangelization.

The Year of Faith: Online, At Home, and On-the-Go

The Year of Faith: Online, At Home, and On-the-Go

Pat Gohn

Pat Gohn presents a handy collection of links and resources to make the most of your Year of Faith.

I Believe In One God

I Believe In One God

Tim Muldoon

Theologian Tim Muldoon on faith as an act of the intelligence.

The Beads

The Beads

Deacon Greg Kandra

Haven't picked up your rosary beads in a while? This is a great time to find them and rediscover their prayerful power.

Faith for Today, From Ages Past

Faith for Today, From Ages Past

Pat McNamara

Let the beautiful face of Joseph Dutton, and his remarkable story, warm up the embers of your faith.

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