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An Interesting Prayer to Mary

How typically postconciliar, progressive, German Catholic!

Honoring Indigenous Peoples and their Land, on this Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Why not take time and honor St. Kateri by finding out on whose indigenous land you live and move and pray?

Filipinos for the beatification of a Japanese Samuari

In a time of rising isolationism in many parts of the world, this celebration seems to stand boldly as a reminder of the boundedness that Christians of all nations share in our baptism and faith.


Ars Praedicandi: Preaching Church History

As often happens when a new bishop comes to town and tells everyone that they have been doing things wrong, particularly with regard to prayer and liturgy, the people of Constantinople would have none of this. They had called Mary “Mother of God” for years and were not about to change because of some bishop’s theological qualms.

New Marian Shrine at Christ Cathedral

On Wednesday, the seventh, Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, announced that there will be a shrine in the Marian plaza surrounding the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of La Vang. The Diocese of Orange has some 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics, worshipping throughout the diocese, with large communities in fifteen parishes. Our Lady of […]

Fiat Lux!

One year ago today, December 8, 2015, this striking light show on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, “Fiat Lux,” heightened our awareness of “our common home” earth (cf. Laudato Si’).

Time for a New Feast

The precedent is set in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland to commemorate the great number of holy men and holy women who have gone before us.

A Holy Birth: The Nativity of Mary

Mary’s birth ushers in the good news of divine forgiveness granted by God to all of humanity.

Review: Blessed Among Us

True to Ellsberg style, the range of “blessed” held up in this volume is mind boggling.

Mother Theresa on Eucharist, Priesthood, and Celibacy

Did Mother Theresa really say that Communion in the hand is what made her the saddest?