The Spiritual Art of the Possible


“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?


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


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...]

Feeling Weak?


In her book, My Peace I Give You, Dawn Eden writes about questions she’s encountered in her life, confronting the memories of abuse: “How … do I take the first step? How do I find strength when all I have to work with is weakness?” I asked her about her answer: I found the answer [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan Keeps Religious Freedom in the News

at least through the morning of October 19th. [Read more...]