Why We Celebrate Mary

She devoted herself totally to God, by the grace of almighty God, for our redemption. And you and I, we’re called to do the same. She — the woman who bore our Savior in her womb and watched His walk and Him die — will walk with us. From Vatican Council II: Embracing God’s salvific [Read More...]

When I Hear ‘Peace’

I think silence. I think Silent Night. I think of the continuity between Christmas and Easter. And I remember we must get on with being missionary people, already. Which, of course, is only made possible done in prayer, with the grace only God’s peaceful, merciful love can provide. [Read more...]

Peace

comes from experiencing God’s mercy. Once again, Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, on the Sunday after Easter, speaks of Divine mercy. It is the message the world is desperate to hear. Which is why he keeps repeating himself. More from the Vatican Radio translation: Peace be with you. These words – he said – [Read More...]

Renewing Beauty

I’m not always a Christian video kinda gal, but can you watch this and not want to be this kid with the old-school Polaroid? [Read more...]

Is This the Sunday When Easter Comes Down to Earth?

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I love Divine Mercy Sunday. I love everything about it. In a sense, it is everything. Imagine for a moment if we were all beacons of Divine Mercy, showing mercy, piercing hearts with the Easter message with a smile or a word or an act. Our every word could open hearts to God’s merciful love. [Read More...]

This Is Christianity

I love these words from Archbishop DiNoia’s Easter Vigil homily last week: “We see that no one has ever desired anything more than God desires to share the communion of His trinitarian love for us.” What more do we need to know? Obviously, there is much more, catechetically, much more of the depth of that [Read More...]

This Is the Priesthood

I wrote over on my mothership, National Review Online, today about the ridiculous but important controversy — a warning bell — at George Washington University over a chaplain at the Catholic Newman Center there who is, as it turns out, Catholic! He strives to preach and counsel and live according to Church teaching. My impression [Read More...]

‘He loved the Red Sox and he didn’t hate the Yankees.’

A story of decency, good will, brotherhood, manhood. Yes, brought to you in Pinstripes! But the Red Sox fans will forgive me. [Read more...]


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