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Blood for the Love of Another: Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues

Today we celebrate the feast of the North American martyrs, St. Isaac Jogues and St. Jean de Brebeuf, two men who gave everything they had for the love of Christ and the need of His salvation for all mankind. Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection about these two heroes and what their legacy is bidding us all to today.

Saint Luke, the Artist

Today is the feast of St. Luke, one of the four gospel writers who, according to tradition, was also an artist and a painter of icons. Fr. Michael Cummins shares this artistic gift with St. Luke. Today, he explains how icons are more than mere paintings and can only be truly appreciated when we completely change our "perspective."

Lead with Beauty: Dietrich von Hildebrand's “In Defense of Purity”

A probing meditation on the nature, value, and beauty of purity, “In Defense of Purity” is not a book of sexual ethics, nor a “how-to” guide to purity—but for readers with open minds and hearts, the book promises to be transformative.

Books That Rocked My World: St. Patrick's “Confessio”

C.S. Lewis once said, “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” We recently asked our writing team to consider what book, not published in the last century, has most impacted their life? Today, Fr. Billy Swan discusses a writing from one of the greatest evangelists in Catholic history, St. Patrick's “Confessio.”

Our Lady of Fatima and the Subversive Revolution

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal. Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection on the historical significance of this profound event and how Mary conducted a revolution as Queen.

Does Modern Secularism Have a Memory Problem?

We often hear the adage that religion has caused numerous wars and has a history of bad actions in the name of beliefs. However, today Fredric Heidemann asks, does secularism, who has a long history of its own problems, have a memory problem?

Mystery and Music

Br. Peter Joseph explains today how God’s effects tell us something about who he is, but that they ultimately lead us straight into his unfathomable mystery.

Books That Rocked My World: Kierkegaard’s “Papers and Journals”

C.S. Lewis once said, "It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between." We recently asked our writing team to consider what book, not published in the last century, has most impacted their life? Today, Matt Becklo discusses one of the leading existentialist philosphers, Soren Kierkegaard's selection of essays entitled Papers and Journals which led Matt into a deeper undertstanding of Christ.

The Theology of the Dog

Today, Fr. Damian Ference offers a reflection on the phenomenon of encountering a dog and what spiritual lessons we can actually glean from such an encounter.

Our Lady of the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto

Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Fr. Steve Grunow talks about the origin of this Feast Day, tracing its inception back to the historic Battle of Lepanto and revealing the important role played by the Mother of God.