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It's Time for Catholics to Embrace Halloween

As we near All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, we fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and he responded with everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween and its deeply Catholic roots.

Is It a Sin To Doubt God's Existence?

So often Christians might fear expressing their own doubts in matters of faith. But today, Matt Nelson explains why this isn't necessarily problematic, and why we must be willing to express our conscience and seek the truth.

Dear God, I Give You All, Willingly

So often in our difficulties, we try and pull ourselves up from our own bootstraps. But today, Dr. Tom Neal offers a time in his life where he had to repeat the phrase, “Dear God, I give you all, willingly.”

Domine, Non Nisi Te

Today, Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., reminds us of the great response of St. Thomas Aquinas and that we are all made for nothing less than the love of God.

Do You Really Trust in God?

Today, Ricky Jones reflects upon the need, but also the struggle, of trusting in God in the midst of struggle and hardship.

In the Light of the Lord

Christ called all of us to be light to the world. Today, Fr. Billy Swan reflects upon how we must be a reflection of the light of God if we are to truly bring others into His blessed life.

(re)Encounter and the Call to Mission

In the work of evangelization today, it is of profound importance for the Church to be able to offer moments of evangelization that revolve around the growth of the community and building bridges of trust among believers and non-believers. Today, Jared Zimmerer interviews Fr. Peter Wojcik, one of the organizers of the (re)Encounter event in Chicago this evening.

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.