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The Good in Goodbye

The Ascension is not your usual goodbye, and the Apostles are anything but devastated by it.

Was the Met Gala an Offense or an Opportunity?

The Holy Spirit can use anything, even confoundingly bad artwork, to work God’s purposes.

Poetry for the Prosaic

What is it about poetry that makes it so beloved, even among the saints?

Are We Suffering for the Wrong Reasons?

Jesus calls us to hoist up the cross that leads to life, not the one that leads to death.

Pain and the Priesthood in “Thy Kingdom Come”

The spin-off of “To the Wonder” will focus on the pain many people carry in their hearts—and the ministers willing to hear about it.

“The Dating Project,” Hookup Culture, and the Need for Change

The recently released film “The Dating Project” takes a second look at the dating culture of our time. Today, Rachel Bulman reflects on the movie and the truths it expresses, which are so needed today.

The Studies Are Wrong! America Is Religious, But Not Spiritual

Elizabeth Scalia offers a reflection on the fact that though many people consider themselves non-religious, in fact, the rituals, sins, and ideals of spirituality may lend themselves to a more religious atmosphere than many think.

Understanding Christ’s Humanity and Divinity

Today, on the feast of St. Athanasius, Joe Heschmeyer discusses the Catholic doctrine of Christ's Hypostatic Union, and why it won out in the end against two heretical positions.

Joseph/Jesus the Worker

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Br. Dominic Bouck, O.P. offers a reflection on the ways in which we partake in grace through the work of our hands.

When God Shouts

Why, if there is a loving God, would he allow horrible things to happen in the world—particularly things as childhood cancer? Today, Pat Flynn reflects on the problem of apparently senseless suffering.