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This Sunday: Christ’s Mission Statement and Ours

This Sunday’s Gospel reading sums up the mission of Jesus in three actions. [Read More...]

Pope Francis Is No Trump

Will Trump’s Presidency be like Pope Francis’ papacy? At first glance there is a lot to compare between the two leaders. [Read More...]

This Sunday: How to Listen to a Lector

A mental checklist that can help us focus on the readings. [Read More...]

10 Times the Hamilton Musical Opposes Planned Parenthood

Hamilton stirs the soul with virtues opposite to Planned Parenthood’s vices. When? I can think of 10 times … [Read More...]

On Abortion, Hamilton Composer Betrays His Immigrant Roots

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s story is an interesting commentary on the struggle Latinos have trying to fit in to America — or the lack of struggle they put up as they drop their values. [Read More...]

With 13,000 Catholic Students SEEKing Christ

FOCUS, founded at Benedictine College, is touching countless souls for Christ. [Read More...]

This Sunday: Westward Leading, Still Proceeding …

Here are four ways the Magi are relevant to our lives. [Read More...]

Pope Francis on the Media: What About Trump?

The Pope helpfully identified four temptations our news media fall into — and their application to Trump goes far beyond “fake news.” [Read More...]

Key Quotes to Jumpstart Your New Year Prayer Life

Let Dom Eugene Boylan’s short book Difficulties in Mental Prayer give you a “come to Jesus” moment. [Read More...]

This Sunday (and Friday!): Family Smartphone Resolutions

Friday is the Feast of the Holy Family which suggests some great New Year’s Resolutions. [Read More...]

Christmas Season: Six Ways to Be a Child

The Church is on the side of the child because it was founded by Jesus, who came as a child and said, “Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” [Read More...]

Gregorian Institute: The Year in Leadership

Help us promote Catholic identity in public life by donating! $25 or more receives a free book! [Read More...]

This Sunday Tells Us Christmas Is Heaven

It is perhaps the best approximation of that experience available to us on earth. [Read More...]

Flashy Shiny Holy Christmas Awesomeness

If I didn’t love God already, I would love him as much as I love him now on the basis of Christmas alone. [Read More...]

This Sunday It’s Joseph, Contra Mundum

Thanks to Joseph, the world at Christmas leaves behind the age of “Us Without God” and enters the age of “God With Us.” [Read More...]

Baby Jesus and the Three Temptations of Christmas

Satan tries to tempt Jesus with pride, vanity and comfort in Lent. As Christmas approaches, we face the same three temptations. [Read More...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe and U.S. Immigration

There are two wrong responses to immigration. She had the right one. [Read More...]

This Sunday: Joy Is Coming … Slowly …

The readings give more substance to the “waiting” we are doing in Advent. [Read More...]

Pope Francis: Divorce, Remarriage and Confession

Since age 17, he has been focused on meeting Jesus in the sacrament of reconciliation. [Read More...]

War on Christmas? What ‘Happy Holidays’ Really Means

We used to call the yearly struggle with the secularization of Christmas the “war on Christmas.” But there’s a secret … [Read More...]