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The Dual Citizenship of St. Frances

Today the Church commemorates St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first citizen of the United States to be canonized a saint. As Br. Leo Camurati explains, though, her sanctity came not through citizenship but through submission to Divine grace.

Attila the Hun, Leo the Great, and the Battle of Wills

Today we celebrate the feast day of Pope St. Leo the Great, who famously met Attila the Hun. Jared Zimmerer offers a reflection on why this battle of wills was so profound and able to save the people of Rome.

Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

November 9 is the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome. Fr. Steve Grunow offers his homily on the significance of this day, both within the life of the Church and within our own understanding of what it means to be a dwelling place of Christ.

You Shall Know the Truth

What options do we have when it comes to seeking authentic, objective truth? Today, Br. Philip Nolan, O.P. offers advice on these options in a time of relativism and why this search is profoundly important for our own fulfillment.

Cutting to the Spiritual Core

Once in a while, you meet someone who knocks your socks off and deeply unsettles you. Their actions inspire you and their words cut right to your core. Dr. Tom Neal shares two such meetings with different men, one Vietnamese and one Nigerian, and reflects on the extraordinary encounters.

In Defense of Exaggerated Marian Devotion

Joe Heschmeyer explains that while some might find the exaggerated devotion to Our Lady a bit over-the-top, exaggeration isn't always a bad thing.

Dominoes: An Interview with Fr. Rob Galea

Fr. Rob Galea is an ordained priest of the diocese of Sanhurst Diocese in Victoria, Australia. He is also an internationally known musician and artist who has had opportunities to compete on X-Factor, and play in front of an estimated 500,000 at World Youth Day in 2011. His latest song, Dominoes, has become an instant hit across the globe. The main message: that we are all broken and in need of the love of Christ. Jared Zimmerer recently had an opportunity to discuss music, culture, and evangelization with Fr. Rob.

The Living Dead: Monks, Nuns, and Zombies

Today as we celebrate the commemoration of the faithfully departed, Br. Dominic Bouck, O.P reflects on the ways in which our departed faithful were "dead to the world"—not as zombies, but rather as signs of great life!

You Were Chosen to Be a Saint

In celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints, Father Steve Grunow offers often-overlooked insights about who the saints are, what it means to be a saint, and how God summons each of us to become a saint.

5 Ironies About Celebrating “Reformation Day” Today

Today, for most of us, is Halloween. But a lot of Christians are disturbed by the way that Halloween seems to celebrate evil, and many Protestants choose to celebrate Reformation Day instead. While Joe Heschmeyer respects the desire to have fun without celebrating evil, he finds Reformation Day to be unwittingly ironic. Today he shares five reasons why.