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SDG Reviews ‘The Unknown Girl’

By Steven D. Greydanus | “Listen.” It’s the first word of dialogue spoken in the Dardenne brothers’ The Unknown Girl, as Dr. Jenny Davin (Adèle Haenel), stethoscope held to the back of a heavyset,...

These Are the Five Faces of Christ

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | Last May I led a parish pilgrimage to Italy and we made sure we visited Manopello to venerate the mysterious image of the face of Christ. In the museum they had a display showing icons and paintings...

The Lord’s Prayer–Sung, Chanted or Prayed; Send Mass Cards With Holy-Post.com; and More!

By Tito Edwards | The Lord’s Prayer–Sung, Chanted or Prayed? – Bob Kurland Ph.D., The American Catholic Send Mass Cards With Holy-Post.com – Thomas V. Mirus, Catholic Culture New Book: Noble Beauty,...

Pediatrician Eugene Diamond: An Apostle of the Culture of Life

By Donald DeMarco | In the final scene of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, Emily is granted a special privilege. She is allowed to return from the grave to Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, and...

See Life Through God’s Eyes

By Tom Hoopes | Sunday, Sept. 24, is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18; Philippians 1:20-24, 27; Matthew 20:1-16. In today’s Gospel, the Lord himself...

The Benefits of Living in a Small House With a Family

By Susanna Spencer | It has taken me a long time to get to the point of being comfortable with intentionally living in a smaller house with our potentially large family. There is that point after having a baby, when I start...

Pilgrim Statue of Fatima and Relics Visit Shrine of St. John Paul II

By Patty Knap | The first-ever visit of the United Nations Pilgrim Statue of Fatima to the U.S. capital last week reminded Washingtonians that politics demands principles, and principled leaders.   The United Nations Pilgrim...

The Pope’s Choir

By Matthew Bunson | Three cities in the United States were blessed by the visit of one of – if not the – oldest choirs in the world: the Cappella Musicale Pontificia, known more commonly as the Sistine Chapel Choir and also...

Western U.S. Religious Communities that Welcome Visitors

By Jim Graves | While some religious communities are cloistered and don’t ordinarily welcome visitors, others want outsiders to join them for Mass and devotions, retreats or to offer things for sale which are made by the...

The ‘Apocalypse of Angers’

By John M. Grondelski | As the Church year winds down, the liturgy turns to eschatology — the “Last Things” — death, judgment, heaven and hell. Paradoxically, the Church does not start reading from...