Into the Olympics Until the Closer

A priest writes: The closing ceremony disappointed me. It was painful to see all the good work being undone by a mind numbingly boring presentation of the empty and shallow nature of pop culture. Faith was ridiculed, the glorification of self was championed, what were they thinking? This was highlighted by John Lennon’s “Imagine” a [Read More...]

‘total self-giving in response to Christ’s love poured out for us from the Cross’

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In Buffalo, New York (which we down-staters sometimes forget is the same state!) on Friday, Bishop Richard J. Malone was installed. Friday was also the feast of St. Lawrence, the day after the feast of Edith Stein. In his homily, Bishop Malone took the opportunity to reflect on the martyrdom of the two and the call of the Christian [Read More...]

The Spiritual Art of the Possible

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“Love one another even as I have loved you.” When you commanded your people to love their neighbor as themselves, you had not as yet come upon the earth. Knowing the extent to which each one loved himself, you were not able to ask of your creatures a greater love than this for the neighbor. [Read More...]

Got a Better Plan?

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B16′s Angelus message today comes right out of John: In today’s Gospel he says to the people: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Let us put our faith in him, and let us put our trust in his promises, so [Read More...]

30 Percent of the Seminarians in the Archdiocese of Nashville Are Converts

According to one seminarian’s blog post. Among other things, it’s a reminder that we all have calls to answer daily. [Read more...]

How to Approach an Election

Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori provides some moral guidance. [Read more...]

Let Us Pray

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That’s the witness of the life of St. Dominic, whose feast Catholics celebrated yesterday. Reflecting on Dominic, B16 advises: Dear friends, St. Dominic reminds us that prayer, that personal contact with God, is at the heart and origin of the witness of faith that every Christian must give within family life, at work, in social [Read More...]


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