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The Anointing

The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God's plan -- that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made "co-heirs" to the blessings promised to Israel. This week, we're shown how ...



I asked, 'Is that all there is, Lord?' and he answered meBenoit Thibault

I remember like it was yesterday. One day in 2011, when I was comfortably successful in the business world, I asked God that very question, "Is that all there is?" Oh boy! Did he ever answer me! I found ...

What's right with the Church?Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Few writers are more pithy and quotable than G.K. Chesterton. That's why it is easy to believe the undocumented story that has circulated for quite some time. Allegedly, The Times of London invited numerous ...

'Send us peace'Maureen Crowley Heil

Fides.org, the news service of the Pontifical Mission Societies at the Vatican, publishes an annual list of pastoral workers killed in the missions while serving the Church. For 2018, the list includes ...

Recovering intimacy in a lonely worldGreg Erlandson

In the early 1990s, the famed mystery author P.D. James published "The Children of Men." Set in the year 2021, it describes a dystopian world where the human race had become incapable of reproducing itself. The ...

The greatest stars, and the children they once wereDick Flavin

This is the time of year when we get special joys from watching the delight on the faces of young children and grandchildren. It brings us back to the days when we were young and the world seemed less ...

What would Aquinas do?Michael Pakaluk

January is a great month for Catholic feasts. It begins with the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. Then, there is the Holy Name of Jesus and the Epiphany. For Americans, the month contains three blockbuster ...

Pope Francis' Letter to the U.S. BishopsFather Roger J. Landry

On January 1, Pope Francis wrote an extraordinary eight-page letter to the bishops of the United States as they were preparing to convene at Mundelein Seminary north of Chicago for a retreat with the ...

Lay collaboration and episcopal authorityGeorge Weigel

The Vatican is a hotbed of rumor, gossip, and speculation at the best of times -- and these times are not those times. The Roman atmosphere at the beginning of 2019 is typically fetid and sometimes poisonous, ...