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The Spirituality of Totus Tuus

Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, the author of the spiritual classic “True Devotion to Mary.” Fr. Billy Swan reflects on the depths of St. Louis’ Marian spirituality of “Totus Tuus.”

Saints and Attributions: Making Mountains out of Mustard Seeds

“Gaudete Et Exsultate” and the Word on Fire Movement

Today, Jared Zimmerer reflects on Pope Francis' exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate, and the implications it has on the lives of those who desire to take part in the Word on Fire Movement.

Truth and Challenge in the New ‘A Perfect Circle’ Singles

In anticipation of their new album “Eat the Elephant,” the band A Perfect Circle has released three new singles filled with cultural critique. Today, David Stavarz explores the deeper themes in these three songs: prayer and action, technology and addiction, and virtue and viciousness.

St. George the Legendary Martyr

Today is the Feast Day of St. George, patron of seemingly innumerable places, people, and professions. But his most storied legacy seems to be that of "dragon slayer." Jared Zimmerer takes a look at the legend of St. George, and finds why the lore of this mighty deed has been such a lasting one.

Why Christian Higher Education Still Matters

There is a growing debate regarding the viability and need of higher education today. But Chris Hazell argues that a Christian liberal arts education can lead a student to a better understanding of what they need to truly thrive in the world.

Two Healings, One Bridge

Today, Elizabeth Scalia reflects upon two of Christ's healings, which reveal a bridge between justice and mercy, the law and the sacraments, and the Old and New Covenants.

“Lincoln in the Bardo” and the Last Things

Today, Peggy Pandaleon discusses George Saunders’ bestselling book, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” and the ways in which it unveils deeper mysteries than expected.

You Want It Darker

“You Want It Darker,” one of Leonard Cohen’s final songs, is a work of raw, shocking honesty, a protest in the face of the dark night of evil. Today, Dr. Tom Neal reflects on the Old Testament dimensions of this great poet’s lament and surrender to God.

“The Flash,” Fear, and the Kenosis of Marriage

Today, Rachel Bulman discusses how the hit show “The Flash” reveals a truth of the human condition and how the act of self-emptying, exemplified in marriage, brings light into the darkness we all experience.