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Of Silence and Stone in the Cloister: Fairfield Carmelites Build New Monastery

By Jim Graves | In 2018, a group of Discalced Carmelite nuns left the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the farmlands of Elysburg, Pennsylvania, and traveled to another region of the Diocese of Harrisburg...

St. John Paul II Was Right: The Relevance of the Theology of the Body

By Solène Tadié | ROME — The anthropological vision of John Paul II on love, life and human sexuality, developed in his “theology of the body” (TOB) catechesis, has become a polestar for a whole...

The Good Samaritan and Living Mercifully

By Omar Gutierrez | Sunday, July 14, is the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Mass readings: Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37. Today’s...

7 Children From This Family Joined The Dominican Order, The Sin Of Intrigue, And More Great Links!

By Tito Edwards | 7 Out Of 10 Children From This Family Joined The Dominican Order – Cerith Gardiner at Aleteia +1 The Sin of Intrigue: How to Keep the Imagination Trained on God – Fr. George W. Rutler...

Living Well, According to Father Tolton

By Brian O’Neel | FATHER AUGUSTUS TOLTON By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers EWTN Publishing, 2019 176 pages, $18.95 EWTN Item No: 80589 To order: ewtnrc.com or (800) 854-6316   If one is looking...

From ‘Crystal Cathedral’ to Christ Cathedral: Orange Diocese to Celebrate Grand Opening

By Jim Graves | The Diocese of Orange, in Southern California, is preparing for the grand opening of its new Christ Cathedral with a series of events, the highlight being the first Mass and dedication ceremony...

Pope’s Sunday Angelus: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need...

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others. “If you go down the street and see a homeless man lying there and you pass by without looking at him, or you think: ‘Eh, the effect of wine...

Why ‘The Lord's Day’ should be separate from ‘the weekend’...

In 1998, St. John Paul II wrote an entire apostolic letter on “The Lord’s Day,” in which he expounded on the Catholic observance of the Sabbath and what that looks like in the modern world. It is a remarkable letter that reflects on the recent cultural shift away from a more deliberate observance of Sunday as a special day of prayer and rest...

How often will bystanders help strangers in need? It’s more than you think.....

It’s one of the most enduring urban myths of all: If you get in trouble, don’t count on anyone nearby to help. Research dating back to the late 1960s documents how the great majority of people who witness crimes or violent behavior refuse to intervene. Psychologists dubbed this non-response as the “bystander effect”—a phenomenon which has been replicated in scores of subsequent psychological studies...

15th Ordinary Sunday: Too far right or too far left, we wind up in the ditch in the dark...

This week, the 15th Ordinary Sunday in the Novus Ordo calendar, we have a good example of the dramatic difference between the old, Obsolete ICEL version we suffered with for decades, and the Latin with the Current ICEL version. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is also used in the Extraordinary Form on the 3rd Sunday after Easter...