NEW Syrian Archbishop’s Letter: Will We Become the Guardians of Rocks, Pebbles, and Stones?

This is the latest letter from the Maronite archbishop in Damascus, Syria. Please keep the people of Syria in your prayers. Read more

Death and Social Security Fraud: Celebrating Mother Teresa

By Charles Beard Today we celebrate the very first feast of St. Teresa of Kolkata, exactly one day after her canonization. In recent days, I’ve read a number of articles and heard a number of stories criticizing St. Teresa and her work. Some of it is understandable; some of it is silly. But some of it has really given me pause. In some of her houses for the dying, for example, there was no running water and people defecated in… Read more

WATCH: Sr. Maria Kim’s Vocation Story

“I felt such joy in my heart, and I felt Jesus ask me in that moment to give my whole life to him so that other people would know that joy…and I said yes.” –Sr. Maria Kim What is vocational discernment? Why would a young woman consider religious life? What should she do when she feels God calling her? A group of Daughters of St. Paul and young women discerning religious life—gathered in Tempe, Arizona, for Sr. Maria Kim’s perpetual… Read more

How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church

I asked Kevin to share a bit about his new book, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, here on Pursued by Truth. I wrote an endorsement for the book and really enjoyed this memoir/ apologetics /spirituality book. A fascinating story and a great combination of all my favorite writing genres! – Sr. Theresa Aletheia When I was a kid, my dad was a Presbyterian minister. We lived in a manse (a house for the minister and his… Read more

The Prodigal You Love: Book Signing and Talk in Tulsa, OK!

I will be giving a talk about my book The Prodigal You Love and doing a short reading at Ziegler’s in Tulsa this Thursday. If you are in the area, I hope you are able to make it! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832270030333700/ Read more

3 Moments When the Holy Spirit Worked in Mary’s Life

By Sr Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP Unless we see Mary in relation to the Holy Spirit, we will never understand her role in the Church. “The Spirit changes those in whom he comes to dwell; he so transforms them that they begin to live a completely new kind of life” (St Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John). In what way and why did it matter? The Holy Spirit changed Mary by making her holy and by giving her a new mission. The role of… Read more

How to Read Amoris Laetitia without Assumptions, Cynicism, Bias (and Hand Wringing)

It’s astounding to me how many people think they know what is going on in Pope Francis’ head. It is usually these people who promptly hurl themselves into cynicism, desperation and extreme negativity. Read more

5 Ways to Keeping Your Kids Reading This Summer

Do you want to keep your kids connected over the summer—and not just to their cognitive skills, but to their relationship with God? Read more

Archbishop of Damascus: 4 Greatest Challenges to Christians in the East

This is the latest letter from Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar in Syria. Many thanks to Sr. Margaret Charles Kerry, FSP for continuing to translate these letters from French so we can continue to keep the Christians in Syria in our prayers. Read more

This Pro-Women’s Ordination Video Manages to Patronize Women

The video is basically a parody of the sexist reasons I assume some women hear when they are informed of the reasons why women are not allowed to join the ordained priesthood and/or pastor. Except, I have never in my entire life heard any of these reasons or anything even closely approximating them. Read more


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