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The Transfiguration - Father George W. Rutler

In the Transfiguration, Christ showed that everything must center on Him to be of right service to humanity.   Read more...

The Transfiguration - Father George W. Rutler

The Church walks with Christ for forty days in Lent, with the light of Heaven in memory and the shadow of the Cross in prospect.  Read more...

The Tree of the Christ Child - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Where did the Christmas tree come from?  Read more...

The Truth About Creation - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recall that last week, our examination of the Genesis account of creation concluded with highlighting several truths of faith: God is omnipotent, omniscient, all-loving, eternal and infinite. In freedom and love, God created all things ex nihilo in accord with His eternal Reason. He created with order, design, purpose. All that God created is considered "good." Moreover, He created human beings male and female in His image and likeness and endowed them with an unique, immortal soul.  Read more...

The Twelve Days of Christmas - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I had heard that the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written to help teach children catechism. Do you know anything about it?  Read more...

The twelve days of Christmas - Father George Rutler

In recent times, it has been suggested that the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," starting with a partridge, was a secret Catholic code for times of persecution in England, the symbols representing elements of the Catechism. I was rather disappointed to learn that this probably is not so.   Read more...

The Twelve Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had - Peter Kreeft

Ideas are more precious than diamonds. The twelve most precious ideas I have ever discovered all concern the love of God.  Read more...

The Unitive and Procreative Dimensions of Conjugal Love - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recall that in two previous issues, we have examined our belief concerning the sacrament of marriage and the beautiful expression of marital love, which is both unitive and procreative. Both dimensions are intrinsically good and inherent to the act of marriage. Consequently, in marital love, one cannot separate the unitive from the procreative dimension.  Read more...

The Use of All Creation - Fr. William Saunders

My son criticizes me for wearing a fur coat. He says that this is cruelty to animals. I say this is why God made minks or whatever. Does the Church have a teaching on this?  Read more...

The Use of Bad Language: Soap Out That Mouth! - WILLIAM ESSER

The author explains the different categories of bad language and why using it is both harmful and wrong. In so doing he provides many supporting scriptural quotations, effectively locating the entire discussion in a rich Biblical context. Answers are then given to the most common excuses people offer for using foul language. The article concludes with five tips to help people overcome the habit of using bad language and the address of a web site with further advice and support.  Read more...

The Use of Sacramental Oils - Fr. William Saunders

In my Church, there is a special display of jars containing oils, which I understand are used for the sacraments. Could you please explain these oils and how they are used?  Read more...

The Uses of Clerical Scandal - PHILIP JENKINS

Clerical sex abuse is today most often seen as a lamentable but rare occurrence.  Read more...

The Vatican's unofficial synopsis of Caritas in Veritate - Pope Benedict XVI

"Charity in truth, to which Jesus Christ bore witness" is "the principal driving force behind the authentic development of every person and of all humanity": Thus begins Caritas in Veritate, the encyclical addressed to the Catholic world and "to all people of good will."   Read more...

The Virgin Mary in the Koran - Giancarlo Finazzo

Among the persons of Sacred History mentioned in the Koran, the Virgin Mary occupies an important position on the historical and dogmatic plane. In addition to being the object of as many as thirty-four direct or indirect references, Mary also gives Sura XIX its name and is its central figure as the mother of Jesus.  Read more...

The Virtue of Care - Donald DeMarco

The heart of virtue is love. Love without virtue remains unexpressed.   Read more...

The Virtue of Compassion - DONALD DEMARCO

Every virtue has its bogus pretenders. Foolhardiness passes for courage, timidity for prudence, apathy for patience, obsequiousness for courtesy, and credulity for faith. But there is no counterfeit that is more successful in obscuring the genuine article, especially in the present era, than false compassion.  Read more...

The Virtue of Courtesy - DONALD DEMARCO

Courtesy is the entrance-level virtue that allows strangers to suddenly feel that they are kindred spirits. It is also the foundation on which other virtues might be established, such as kindness, thoughtfulness, amicability, and generosity.  Read more...

The Virtue of Decency - Donald DeMarco

In the 1937 film Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable shocked a nation of moviegoers when he said to Vivien Leigh, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a dam.”   Read more...

The Virtue of Docility - Donald DeMarco

The words doctor, doctrine, and docility are etymologically connected. Their distinct meanings all converge upon the same reality. This point is illustrated, for example, when we say that a doctor teaches a doctrine to students who are docile.  Read more...

The Virtue of Fairness - DONALD DEMARCO

It may very well be that the first moral judgment a child utters is “That’s not fair!” Virtually all studies on the subject report that children as young as four already have an active and flourishing sense of fairness.  Read more...

The Virtue of Generosity - Donald DeMarco

Generosity inspires gratitude, and gratitude inspires generosity. God is generous to us and our generosity, as St. Paul tells us, “gives proof of our gratitude towards God” (2 Cor. 9:11).   Read more...

The Virtue of Hope - Donald DeMarco

In his preface to the Holy Father’s Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Vittorio Messori remarks that John Paul is so impatient in his apostolic zeal that he “wants to shout from the rooftops (today crowded with television antennae) that there is hope, that it has been confirmed, that it is offered to whoever wants to accept it.”  Read more...

The Virtue of Innocence - DONALD DEMARCO

“How many of you are ‘pro-choice’?” she asked her grade school pupils. Immediately, all hands shot up, except one.  Read more...

The Virtue of Integrity - DONALD DEMARCO

We need integrity to become who we are, so that we can complement God’s gift to us with our gift to Him.  Read more...

The Virtue of Justice - Donald DeMarco

Sir Walter Scott has his bold hero, Arthur, speak like a saint or Father of the Church. Arthur’s advice is timeless. We could use a novelist of the moral acumen of Sir Walter Scott in our own age.   Read more...


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