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How to Actually Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas
By Melanie R. Cameron
Ok, Now... The Real Deal. How do we celebrate each day of the Christmas liturgical season? Here are some great ideas for each day of Christmas...
My Badass Book of Saints by Maria Morera Johnson
By Starla Hester
At first glance you may think the title of this book is inappropriate for a book on saints but there is no better word to describe these courageous women who turned their lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
How big is your faith?
By Amelia Monroe Carlson
How big is your faith? That's a question I recently presented to some children.
Sustaining Providence With Promises
By Anthony Maranise
Though I have previously written about “divine providence” in the Catholic spiritual life before, the meaning of the term is worth revisiting. The Dominican theologian, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, in his scholarly work on providenc,e defines and elaborates upon it thusly: “Divine Providence is God’s intervention in the world, particularly in the lives of His human creation.”
Book Review: "Positively Medieval"
By J.B. Kelly
When I travelled to Ireland this fall to spend a week with Benedictine monks (I was received as a Novice Oblate of Silverstream Priory, near Stamullen in County Meath, on September 4), I toted along Jamie Blosser's new book - Positively Medieval: The Surprising, Dynamic, Heroic Church of the Middle Ages.
St George Rides Again
By Mishka Góra
Two years ago, Dr Taylor Marshall gave new life to the legend of St George in his debut novel, Sword and Serpent. As I wrote in my review at the time, it was a credible and inspiring portrayal. The sequel, The Tenth Region of the Night, suggests that Marshall is only at the beginning of his career as a talented storyteller.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Marie Constantin, the photographer and author of Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer, understands images have power, more power than words alone to impact lives.
#1 Tip for Families During Advent and Christmas
By Melanie R. Cameron
You are in charge of your family traditions... make them cherished moments, not required burdens.
A Paean for Conservatives and Traditionalists--Pippa, Trump and Little Homebodies
By Rose Cuervo
Late last year I was praying for a book that would ground me both in holiday traditions/ basic entertaining--what to do for them, what to cook, how to even make it possible, even special. God answered that prayer that same day by letting me see in a college bookstore "Celebrate" by Pippa Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge's sister.
Struggling To Hear God In the Silence? Try Colouring
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Even after quickly scanning the book, I understood at once why Tara and Daniel. W. Sorenson, the illustrator, created a prayer journal as a colouring book.
The Lord by Romano Guardini
By Dr. Lin Weeks Wilder
I had planned to read The Lord for my Lenten reading. But when Lent had come and gone and I had read maybe thirty or thirty-five pages, I realized that six weeks was nowhere near enough to read this extraordinary work. Only last week did I complete the 630th page.
Saints in the Making
By Chanacee Ruth-Killgore
As a young girl I remember wanting to be a saint. Of course, I didn’t really understand what that meant. I only had a basic awareness that it involved being acknowledged for doing a good job and, honestly, who doesn’t want that? As I got older the ease of childhood faith faded.
Dive In, to the Deep, Head First!
By Lorrie McNickle
It amazes me how many of us are jeopardizing our salvation, how many of us ‘Catholics” are risking our eternal souls. Some of us are living lives in states of grave sin because we are rationalizing and relativizing what sin is, and isn’t.
The Effects of Matrimony
By Rob Agnelli
In her excellent book, Forming Intentional Disciples, Sherry Weddell quotes some alarming statistics regarding the Church in the United States. One in particular bears mention and that is the number of marriages celebrated in the Church has decreased by 60 percent since 1972.
On Being Catholic...
By Carlos Espinosa
It took becoming a father, in my forties, to start getting interested in my faith. And, after a "reversion," during a spiritual retreat in 2006, I began to learn everything I could about the Church, so I could pass it on to my children.
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
Eight Things to Love About the Catholic Church -- Part III: Why We Love Mary
By Cynthia Trainque
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message January 2, 2017
By Kathy Lamb
I Must Stay Home from Mass
By Helen Losse
The Church is the Final Age, but...
By Scott Pauline