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Sacred Heart of Jesus

I've been Catholic for 38 years and counting, but there are still a few things that -- from time to time -- strike me as a bit odd. Mostly, it has to do with the human body. I've acclimated to Catholic ...



Tree of righteousnessScott Hahn

In the cryptic message of the prophet Ezekiel, long centuries before the Lord's coming, God gave His people reason to hope. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in ...

Going places and doing things again as lockdown endsKatie Prejean McGrady

We were running food to a friend who just had her fifth baby -- I'd made an extra pan of enchiladas the night before -- and dropping it off with a gift, a cute plaid outfit, when Rose (almost 4) piped ...

Our doubts can move us toward ChristMary Marrocco

Sometimes I imagine what it might have been like for people at the foot of the cross as Jesus' body was taken down, wrapped in linens and spices, and taken away to the tomb. Did some people bunch together, ...

Another no-hitter? Ho-HumDick Flavin

Do you suppose Eliot from Jordan's Furniture is getting a little edgy these days? More to the point, has anyone checked his insurance man's blood pressure lately? Baseball has witnessed an unprecedented ...

The Work of Your Hands in the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

Imagine if it were your hands that changed a life forever. Imagine if there were people in ministry at this very moment because of you. If you are a donor to The Society of St. Peter Apostle, helping ...

The first point of faithMichael Pakaluk

We say it so often and so quickly that we may not even appreciate what we are saying, "I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and of earth, of all things, visible and invisible." Found ...

Thirty years of PolandGeorge Weigel

It was a two-week whirlwind that changed my life forever, that first visit of mine to Poland in June 1991. Looking back on it, I’m reminded of something H.L. Mencken wrote of a similarly transformative ...

Visiting the school of courageFather Roger J. Landry

After lectures as well as in dinner conversations, I often get asked what I think is the biggest challenge — or need or crisis — facing the Church in the United States. “Faith” is always an appropriate ...