TF45: The Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program – A Homily from Archbishop Don Bolen

This week we have a special treat for your summer enjoyment – a homily by our Archbishop Donald Bolen delivered on June 10th at the 34th graduation Mass for our Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program! As you may or may not recall, host Eric Gurash has been coordinating this program for the past two [Read More…]

St. Mary Magdalene and John Rutter’s Gloria

When I was in high school, our choir performed a joint concert with a local community choir of two musically contrasting settings of the Gloria: the somewhat darker and gothic arrangement of Francis Poulenc (which is also beautiful and haunting and worth a listen in its own right), and the majestic, fanfarish arrangement (including brass [Read More…]

TF44: Thinking About NFP – Part 2

This week on ‘Thinking Faith!’, Eric and Brett continue their discussion of Natural Family Planning looking more closely at what NFP actually involves, the kinds of healthy conversations that it encourages couples to have in their relationship and we’ll look at the potential NFP has for providing a surprising avenue of spiritual growth for couples [Read More…]

TF43: Thinking About NFP – Part 1

This week Eric and Brett begin a two-part series on Natural Family Planning. It’s a topic that can result in interesting and animated conversations with family and friends and in parish groups. In the next two episodes, we’ll make some distinctions and clarifications around what NFP is and isn’t as well as our general attitudes [Read More…]

What is the West?

As the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have [Read More…]

“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Their Story?”: Memorials and Dangerous Memories

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Rhonda Miska, a candidate with the Dominican Sisters in Sinsinawa, WI. This piece was originally published on Daily Theology. Celebrations of today’s 241st anniversary the Declaration of Independence’s signing and the recent controversy around the removal of Confederate monuments invite theological reflection on the [Read More…]

TF42: Thinking About Annulments with Marriage Tribunal Case Instructor Joan Myers

This week Eric and Brett welcome Joan Myers from the Archdiocese of Regina’s Marriage Tribunal office to discuss the marriage annulment process. We’ll examine some of the most common misconceptions about annulments, and look at some of the nitty-gritty details about the process itself.  We’ll also be looking at the kinds of things couples can [Read More…]

TF41: Can We Say Anything Else About The Trinity?

Is the Trinity really an unfathomable mystery? Did we exhaust all our material last week? Does any of this have any real application to our daily lives? And what the heck is a Filioque…and if you’ve got one, is there a cure? These questions and more get answered in part two of our series on [Read More…]

The one thing I’ll add to all the Trump-parsing

Since the rise of The Donald, journalists and analysts have been racing to keep up with the tumult in his wake – from the already breathless hype of the 24-hour news cycle, which may perversely see him as something of a boon, to the somber head-scratching of some of the more thoughtful commentators.  Without wanting [Read More…]

A short prayer

Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him? Or the son of man that you should care for him? For you have made him little less than the angels, setting him over the wonders of Your creation, to tend and to care for them, to study them and to learn Your ways. Lord, [Read More…]