On the Suffering of Christ

Published on March 26th, 2016 | by Kasia I.

Maybe you can remember some of the most unpleasant feelings in your life. Heat so scorching that your skin burns, your head throbs, and any water you drink is a poison instead of a cure. Pain ... Read More



The Third Option

Published on March 26th, 2016 | by Editor

The other night, as I was leaving the St. Joseph Cathedral having attended the Chrism Mass, I saw a homeless woman sitting on the steps to the Cathedral’s parking lot. Everyone kept walking past her as if ... Read More


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They Call Today “Good”

Published on March 25th, 2016 | by J.R. Baldwin

Every Triduum, starting with Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday, I re-read T.S. Eliot’s “The Four Quartets”. It is four of his best poems, and for anyone who only knows his poetry ala in “The Hollow Man” ... Read More



Redemptive Suffering

Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Russell Brewer

Conversion is the matter of a moment. Sanctification is the work of a lifetime (285). To reform. Every day a little. This has to be your constant task if you really want to become a saint ... Read More



“When Man was Rejected of Men”

Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

In one of his greatest works, The Everlasting Man, author G.K. Chesterton takes a few pages to reflect on the Passion of Christ, the Son of Man. Noting that mankind had already done everything it could ... Read More


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Suffering: Unique Yet Common

Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

The eminent twentieth century theologian Henri de Lubac writes in his Paradoxes of the Faith that there are two important truths to keep in mind when we encounter suffering. He writes: “All suffering is unique—and all ... Read More


L0061367 Fused hearts of a two-headed foetus (dicephalus dibrachius)
Credit: St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum, Wellcome Images. Wellcome Images
Watercolour drawing of the fused hearts of a two-headed 'monster' (dicephalus dibrachius). The left heart is normal. The right heart retains the tubular form. It consists of an auricle, which is also common to the left heart and a single ventricular cavity from which a muscular tube (bulbus aortae) passes and gives off the aorta and pulmonary artery.
[1880] By: Godart, ThomasSt Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum
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On Loving More

Published on March 22nd, 2016 | by Nic Davidson

That's the beautiful message of this gospel of life (evangelium vitae)--that our seemingly feeble attempts at love, our lackluster stutter steps not only make Him proud, but that His strength is most evident in my weakness... Read More


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3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Holy Week

Published on March 21st, 2016 | by AnneMarie Miller

The end is in sight! Some of us may have persevered relentlessly with our Lenten practices, and others may have struggled a bit here and there (I am part of the latter group). No matter where you ... Read More



Anointing His Feet

Published on March 19th, 2016 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

If you do not forgive others, neither will your Heavenly Father forgive you.  Jesus could have said this to the scribes and Pharisees accusing the woman caught in adultery.  Take the plank out of your own ... Read More



The Sorrows of St. Joseph

Published on March 18th, 2016 | by Lianna Mueller

On March 19, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph. Though he had the treasure of living with the holiest, most amazing two people to ever live, the life of St. Joseph was filled with ... Read More


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Human Devices as Reminders of God’s Presence

Published on March 17th, 2016 | by Cristina Montes

Part of the battle to live Lent is to not forget that it is Lent. It is especially hard for busy Catholic professionals caught in a daily whirlwind frenzy of work, social life, current events, and ... Read More



The Transcendent Joy of Etty Hillesum

Published on March 16th, 2016 | by Erin Cain

“Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.” ― Etty Hillesum Etty Hillesum was born in the Netherlands in 1914 to Jewish parents. She died on November 30, 1943, in Auschwitz. She experienced unimaginable loss ... Read More

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