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9 Family Lessons I Learned While Living in an Abbey

By Kevin Di Camillo | I lived—briefly—as a Norbertine Affiliate at Saint Joseph Priory, part of Saint Norbert Canonry, in the Jubilee Year 2000. And though God was not calling me to the priesthood or religious life, during that...

Fatima and Divine Mercy Are Eternally Linked

By Joseph Pronechen | The centennial of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, which began in May 1917, brings to light a little realized, but most vital, bond: Fatima and Divine Mercy are closely...

Easter: Tomb as Womb

By Patrick Coffin | As mysteries of the Faith go, even apart from the Easter Bunnification of Easter, the Resurrection is one of the hardest to communicate. It's not that the Resurrection is unknowable or that the Bible and the...

Viral Video of Coptic Christians Chanting Nicene Creed After Bombings, Charity Scams and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Coptic Christians Bravely Chant Nicene Creed After Bombing in Viral Video – ChurchPop Be Wary of Charity Scams – Donald Wittmer, Catholic Journal God’s Vision versus An Ecologists...

The Deep Joy of Easter

By Susanna Spencer | Every year I come to Easter and feel like I should be filled with an exuberant joy, like that of the roaring crowd after a walk off game winning home run, but each year I can’t seem to shake the solemnity of...

Meet the Bishop Who Stood Up to the Nazis

By Charles Lewis |  THE LION OF MÜNSTER  The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis By Father Daniel Utrecht Tan Books, 2016 404 pages, $29.95 To order: tanbooks.com   In Germany, in 1933, two men...

A Modest Proposal for an Immodest Culture

By Donald DeMarco | Moral virtues are good habits that make us strong. Virtues are to the person what nutrition is to the body. “Empowerment” has become a buzz word for radical feminists who want to...

Catholic Coffee Klatch: Chatting With Lord David Alton

By Joanna Bogle | Visiting the House of Lords gives a glimpse of a very different Britain from that experienced every day. The Victorian Gothic architecture exudes an air of solid stability, staff seem to...

Why We Worship On Sunday, Gardening as Medicine for Millennials, With Whose Spirit, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Why We Worship On Sunday – J.P. Nunez, Catholic Stand Gardening as Medicine for Millennials, and the Rest of Us – John Cuddeback, The Catholic Gentleman And With Whose “Spirit”? – Guy...

No Mercy Without Conversion

By Tom Hoopes | Sunday, April 23, is the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday (Year A). Mass Readings: Acts 2:42-47; Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 This Sunday is Divine...