Do You Know What’s Truly Great?


Today’s Angelus message ought to make everyone feel a little less lost. Reflecting on Matthew’s gospels, Pope Benedict said: reading this part of the story of Mark, it is clear that between Jesus and the disciples there is a deep interior distance; they are, so to speak, on two different wavelengths, so that the discourses [Read More...]

Introducing: Silent Radio

I was just on The Catholic Channel, Sirius XM Channel 129, to announce the new radio show I’ll be co-hosting this fall with Steve Bannon. It’s called Silent Radio — how’s that for counterintuitive? The title is inspired by B16’s World Communications Day message this year, where he talked about the importance of silence in [Read More...]

Help Wanted: Hildegard of Bingen Enthusiasts


Catholic Voices USA, a group I am working with my friend Kim Daniels (among others) on to help get more young, fresh, faithful Catholics making the case for the Catholic Church in the public square, will be hosting a series of evening discussions in October on soon-to-be canonized Saint Hildegard of Bingen at the Catholic [Read More...]

Is This Ironic or All too Appropriate for the Internets?

From St. Therese of Lisieux: We have only short moments of this life to work for God’s glory. The devil knows this and this is why he tries to make us waste time in useless things. O, let us not waste our time! Let us save souls! [Read more...]

JPII on Marriage


From a homily at a Mass for families in 1986: To wed, for two Christians, is first and foremost an act of faith; it is a way to transfer their human love into the supernatural order, it is an entrusting of their love to God, so that God himself will take it into his care, [Read More...]

‘the deep wound at the heart of love’

Fr. Dwight Longenecker has a beautiful post on Dawn Eden’s My Peace I Give You, as well as her very name. You can get a taste of her book in my long interview with her for National Review Online here and extended interview with her here. [Read more...]

More from Archbishop Chaput on Voting


Pretty clear who he is not voting for, via John Allen. [Read more...]

The Cross Is Everywhere, and Here’s a Bottom Line About It


Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P.: The cross is unbearable if viewed from the outside. The cross is wisdom if viewed in the light of faith, that is, from the inside, as God himself views it. The quote comes courtesy of Magnificat, as essential meditations so often do. [Read more...]