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Advent Dynamism - Rev. Roger J. Landry
Happy New Year! I say it again: Happy New Year! Sometimes Catholics find it a little strange that in the Church, New Yearís Day is today, rather than about a month from now. Email This Article
Alien Ideas Christianity and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Benjamin D. Wiker
We tend to consider speculation about extraterrestrials to be a recent phenomenon, a task forced on us by the scientific knowledge weíve gained during the last century. Itís rather surprising, perhaps, to find out that the debate about whether there is extraterrestrial life stretches back just shy of two and a half millennia. Email This Article
American Patriotism: A View from Abroad - Donald DeMarco
Growing up in Massachusetts, I naturally imbibed a patriotic atmosphere. In the movies I was treated to the foot-tapping music of George M. Cohan performed with patriotic gusto by the inimitable Jimmy Cagney. In school, we were obliged to memorize Sit Walter Scott's "The Lay of the Last Minstrel". The intimidating power of the opening lines has never left me. Email This Article
Amid Roars of Happy Christmas Laughter - James V. Schall, S.J.
One of Chesterton's Illustrated London News articles for Christmas, 1908 was entitled "The Wrong Books at Christmas." The first paragraph of the essay contains these most prophetic words: "The nation that has no gods at all not only dies, but what is more, is bored to death." Email This Article
An Absolute Mystery - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
The Incarnation (God became man in Jesus Christ) is the central mystery of Christianity. Email This Article
An Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar - Stratford Caldecott
It is increasingly clear that the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (d. 1988) is among the most lastingly significant theologians of the twentieth century. It is the purpose of this article to introduce some of the themes of Balthasarís work. Email This Article
Answering Scandal with Personal Holiness - Fr. Roger J. Landry
The headlines were captured recently by the news that perhaps up to seventy priests in the Archdiocese of Boston have abused young people whom they were consecrated to serve. Today, I'd like to tackle the issue head-on. You have a right to it. We cannot pretend as if it didn't exist. I'd like to discuss what our response should be as faithful Catholics to this terrible scandal. Email This Article
Anxiety - Fr. Joseph Esper
Some saints were as prone to worry and anxiety as the rest of us are. Email This Article
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Master Preacher, Master of the Air Waves - REV. JOHN BAPTIST KU, O. P.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a great preacher because he realized what is at the heart of the human struggle. He understood Who had the power to convict hearts. Here recorded are his reflections on preaching and inspiring anecdotes from his experience as an evangelist. On the day of his ordination, Sheen resolved to spend one hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament every day of his life, and this he did faithfully. This nourishment served as the very root of his prayer life and vocation. Email This Article
Back to the Basics: Navigating the Catechism - Gary Shirley
From nuclear war to stem cell research, modern Catholics wrestle with issues that are simply not addressed in the Sacred Scriptures and far removed from our childhood CCD classes. The new Catechism fills the void by carefully delineating the teachings of the Church and the source reference of those teachings. Email This Article
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