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The Spirituality of St. Thomas Aquinas - ROMANUS CESSARIO, O.P.

We see Aquinas's spiritual self-understanding reveals his deep personal love for Jesus Christ in the words that he spoke before receiving the blessed Eucharist for the last time: "I now receive you who are the price of my soul's redemption, I receive you who are the food for my final journey, and for the love of whom I have studied, kept vigil, and struggled;  Read more...

The Stages of World Religion — part 4 - Christopher Dawson

This concluding section of The Stages of World Religion, as shown in the different books of Christopher Dawson, deals with Stages VI and VII, the period from the Renaissance and the Reformation down to the 20th century. Because of the breakup of the Catholic synthesis which had brought the Hellenic and Hebraic traditions together in a common unity, the culture of the West is now vulnerable to the invasion of alternative syntheses of thought and culture.  Read more...

The Strength and Compassion of Shania Twain - DONALD DEMARCO

In helping to reverse the misfortunes of others, Shania Twain is doing through music, what Charles Dickens did through his novels. Her identification with compassion for hungry children has not abated because, as she tells us, “I was that hungry kid.” Shania Twain’s adversity formed her compassion and her strength, and it is to her honor and credit that it retains priority in her heart far above all the trappings of her extraordinary success.  Read more...

The Sunny Side of John Paul II - Donald DeMarco

There are sunny spots in the human heart which allow the light of humor to be given and to be received.  Read more...

The Supper of the Lamb? - Edward Sri

A few beautiful changes have been made to the translation of the prayer that comes shortly before Holy Communion is distributed.  Read more...

The Symbolism of the Pelican - Fr. William Saunders

I was visiting a church, and I noticed a carving on the altar of a pelican feeding little pelicans. I have never seen this before. What does it mean?  Read more...

The Ten Commandments: A Concise Summary for High School Students - Deacon Douglas McManaman

The Ten Commandments in the Torah (Exodus 20) are a formulation of the basic precepts (principles) of morality.  Read more...

The third heaven - Father George William Rutler

At the Winter Solstice, there are cultists who would turn the celebration of Christmas into some sort of light worship, replacing the Son with th  Read more...

The Three Crosses: The Bad Thief, or the Cross Rejected - Fr. Leonard Puech, O.F.M.

Looking at the three crosses of Calvary, we shall learn what our attitude to our own cross can be, and what will result if we (1) reject it as did the bad thief, (2) accept it as the good thief did, or (3) embrace it with Jesus.  Read more...

The Three Crosses: The Good Thief, or the Cross Accepted - Fr. Leonard Puech, O.F.M.

On the other side was the good thief. How different the scene, for the good thief shows the cross accepted!  Read more...

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

Ideas are more precious than diamonds. The three most precious ideas I have ever discovered all concern the love of God. None of them is original. But every one is revolutionary. None of them came from me. But all of them came to me with sudden force and fire: the "aha!" experience, the "eureka!" experience. They were all realizations, not just beliefs.  Read more...

The Tilma's Symbolism - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week, we recalled the beautiful story of Juan Diego and our Lady of Guadalupe. This week, we address the scientific studies on the tilma and its symbolism.  Read more...

The Torch of Civilization: C.S. Lewis on War and Peace - David C. Downing

The war creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice.  Read more...

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 true meaning of fatherhood - Father George W. Rutler

Most church feasts celebrate events and people.   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...


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