• Saint Augustine, the Son of Tears

    Fra Angelico’s painting, The Conversion of St. Augustine, offers a great insight into the spirituality of the Doctor of Grace. At the forefront of the painting, commanding the immediate attention of the viewer, is the figure of St. Augustine sitting and weeping. The painting portrays the... Read more
  • After Priest Supports Right to Choose, Boston Cardinal Says Life is Preeminent

    Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass in the grotto of St. Peter's Basilica during an ad limina visit of the USCCB. (Daniel Ibanez/EWTN) WASHINGTON — The Church’s teachings on the sanctity of life are of preeminent priority, the Archbishop of Boston said on Thursday, August... Read more
  • Archbishop Warda and Iraq’s Christians Denounce BBC Documentary for Omissions

    Promotional poster for a new documentary about Iraq produced for the BBC and PBS. (BBC/PBS/Frontline) A new five-hour documentary series on the social impact of the Iraq War made for the BBC and PBS has been roundly criticized for entirely ignoring the plight of Iraq’s persecuted Christians... Read more
  • ‘The rug was pulled from under us’: Catholics fight Wisconsin county ban on in-person school

    Credit: GUNDAM_Ai / Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, Aug 27, 2020 / 06:01 pm MT (CNA).- Twice a week for three months, the administration of St. Ambrose Academy in Wisconsin met with Dane County public health officials to ensure that they would be ready to reopen at the start of the school... Read more
  • Saint Augustine on true worship and the ecclesial heart

    Detail from "Saint Augustine" (1645-50) by Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674). {WikiArt.org] As I was reading Augustine’s discussion of true worship in the City of God this past week, I was struck by how naturally Augustine holds together things that contemporary Catholic culture has... Read more
  • Brother of 2 martyrs shows how to counter violence

    We may be inclined to believe that the age of martyrdom is an age of the past. When we think of Christian martyrs, we are likely to conjure images of the persecutions which took place in the first and second centuries. During the reign of the Roman emperor Decius, for example, an 18-month,... Read more
  • Penguin math

    During harsh Antarctic winters, temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit with winds up to 87 miles per hour. To stay warm, emperor penguins squeeze together in compact huddles that can include thousands of birds. But it turns out they don’t bunch together randomly. Researchers... Read more
  • Hurricane Laura made me evacuate my home at 9-months pregnant. I’m still trusting God.

    On Saturday we thought we’d see a little bit of rain this week. My husband mowed the lawn. On Sunday, I placed an extra grocery order for the week, just to make sure we’d have fruit and milk for the week. The radar was showing a storm headed our way, but it didn’t look too terrible just... Read more
  • The Catholic Church’s new path to sainthood: What is ‘offering of life?’

    For centuries, the Catholic Church has declared many different holy men and women to be saints through the strict legal process known as canonization. Traditionally, this process has included identifying which of two legal categories of holiness a candidate for sainthood fits into: confessor or... Read more
  • Why Not Cancel Karl Marx?

    In a cancel culture targeting everyone from Confederate to Union generals, Columbus to Winston Churchill, Francis Scott Key to even Abraham Lincoln and all of Mt. Rushmore, and where the racial statements and attitudes of every historical figure are scrutinized, it’s funny who gets a... Read more