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St. Patrick and Why Mission Matters

St. Patrick continues to affect the world centuries after his death. Fr. Billy Swan, an Irishman and spiritual descendent of Patrick, reflects on the mission that transformed an entire nation.

Nuns and Nones: How Do We Mission to the Future?

Long before governments established policies and programs to address poverty, illness, illiteracy, and family strife, Catholic religious sisters were doing the difficult work of upholding human dignity. Today, Elizabeth Scalia reflects on the history—and future—of spirit-led sisters bringing Christ to those in need.

How Lent Reminds Us We Can Never Repay God

Lent is not about evening things out with God. As Br. Joachim Kenney, O.P., explains, since our prayers and sacrifices add nothing to God’s greatness or happiness, they are not primarily for his benefit, but rather for our own.

Life Everlasting: An Interview with Gary Jansen

Gary Jansen is the Director of Image Catholic Books and the author of a new book, “Life Everlasting: Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seeker.” Today, Jared Zimmerer sits down with Gary to discuss his new book and the ins and outs of devotion, conversion, and the struggles of living a sincere interior life.

The Lost Art of Intentionality

Today, Tod Worner reflects upon the modern world's constant need for efficiency, and invites us to consider the much more human art of intentionality.

The Cross and Crown of St. Frances of Rome

Today, Elizabeth Scalia discusses the life of today's saint, Frances of Rome, and how her selfless cooperation with grace presented her with an opportunity of growth, even though those opportunities were not what she expected or wanted.

Why You Should Crave Holy Fear

The Scriptures tell us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” But why is this fear valuable and how do we pursue it? Dr. Tom Neal, professor of spiritual theology, shares his wisdom on this largely unappreciated gift.

Perpetua, Felicity, and the Theo-Drama

Today we celebrate two early martyrs in the Church: St. Perpetua and St. Felicity. Fr. Steve Grunow reflects on their heroic witness and how their deaths offer a window into a great mystery.

Tool’s “Right in Two”: A Reflection on Original Sin

Today, David Stavarz offers a reflection on a new song by the progressive metal band Tool, and the way in which it expresses the dark reality of man's fallen condition.

The Gospel Call to Christian Unity

The prayer of Jesus’ heart on the night before he was crucified for us was that his followers would be “perfectly one.” Today, Joe Heschmeyer discusses the state of Christian disunity in the world—and what we can do about it.