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The Lesson of Christ's Baptism

Today, Father Steve Grunow offers his homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and proposes that we understand the extraordinary revelation of this day as the fulfillment of the mysteries of the Christmas season.

The Trauma of the Given

One of the most traumatic, terrifying, and disruptive ideas of our Catholic faith—one that the secular culture pushes against fiercely—is an idea that we may overlook...precisely because it is so close to us. Today, Holly Ordway reflects on the difficulty of conforming our lives in a culture of choice.

Symphonic Faith

Dr. Tom Neal encourages us, in this new year, to resolve that our daily prayer and work conspire to make of our lives a Christ-symphony.

Coarse and Sublime: The Extraordinary Writing of Hilaire Belloc

Hillare Belloc, the famous other half of the ChesterBelloc friendship with G.K. Chesterton, was a man of his own tastes and expression. Today, Tod Worner discusses Belloc as a deeply Catholic, though at times coarse, writer for the ages.

Basil, Gregory, and the Holy Spirit

Today we celebrate the feasts of St. Basil and St. Gregory, and although both were extremely prolific, Brother Athanasius Murphy, O.P. focuses today on their early and compelling arguments that the Holy Spirit is in fact God.

The Mystery of Mary, Mother of God

What lesson can be discerned in the revelation that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God? Father Steve Grunow offers his homily as a means to discern how the Incarnation of God in Christ is treasured in the heart of the Church on not only New Year's Day, but every day of the year.

“Murder on the Orient Express” and the Desire for Justice

During the holidays, we all enjoy watching a good movie. Today, Jared Zimmerer reviews Kenneth Branagh's latest, “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Beyond Grief and Anger: A Review of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

During the Christmas holiday we all enjoy watching a good film. Today, Fr. Damian Ference reviews “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” a film which dives into the complexities of grief and anger.

Ten Years Later, There Still Will Be Blood

During the Christmas holiday we all enjoy watching a good film. Today, Matthew Becklo discusses the provocative film “There Will Be Blood,” which was released ten years ago yesterday.

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer

Some people think “Elf,” the movie starring Will Ferrell released in 2003, is just silly. To those people, Rozann Lee says, "Sounds like someone needs to sing a Christmas carol." She explains why it's not merely one of her all-time favorites...it's a Christmas classic. Well, sort of.