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Do Christians Meditate?

How are we supposed to mediate as Christians? Today, Br. Daniel Traceski, O.P., offers advice to all of us who want to deepen our prayer life through the ancient practice of mediation.

The Immaculate Conception and the Nightingale's Song

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Steve Grunow examines this holy day through the lens of a traditional Spanish song that links the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary with the Incarnation of God in Christ.

St. Ambrose, Religious Belief, and Political Action

Br. Albert Thomas Dempsey, O.P. discusses St. Ambrose, a Doctor of the Church who lived a life of profound holiness, thought, and public witness.

The Danger of Talking Over Others

Communication is a foundational aspect of an authentic relationship. But, as David Stavarz points out, we must be prepared to listen, which is often uncomfortable.

Sin, Happiness, and Breaking Out of Spiritual Boredom

We're all, at times, under the spell of spiritual boredom, where sin holds us down like molasses and prevents us from moving forward in the spiritual life. What's the cure for this ill? Chris Hazell traces out an answer using wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI, Walker Percy, and other luminaries.

Advent and the Return of the King

Fr. Steve Grunow takes a deeper look at the Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” demonstrating that there is more to this song than meets the eye. The song, in revealing the fulfilled expectations of the Israelites in Christ, also reveals something wondrous about the revelation of God in Christ.

[Video] How to Live the Season of Advent

It's easy to overlook the season of Advent by just setting our eyes on Christmas. But as Bishop Barron explains, Advent can be a spiritually enriching time, one in which we anticipate the full glory of Christ.

Peter's Brother

On this Feast of the apostle St. Andrew, Brother John Thomas Fisher, O.P. offers a reflection on the path of Christian sanctity as seen through St. Andrew himself.

Jim Carrey’s Christ-Consciousness

Something has changed for Jim Carrey since the days of “Dumb and Dumber” and “Ace Ventura.” The actor now spends much of his time pursuing spiritual truth. Today, Matthew Becklo discusses the change in light of the new Netflix Documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.”

A House of Prayer for All People

Today, Joe Heschmeyer discusses five reasons the catholicity, or universality, of the Catholic Church is a foundation of the truth it bears.