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The Paradox of Manliness

A popular topic today, among both Christians and secular people, is authentic masculinity. Jared Zimmerer explores true and false images of what it means to be a man, ultimately finding example in the God-man himself, Jesus Christ.

Bishop-elect Barron's “Mystery of God” is Now Available!

Today marks the official release of Bishop-elect Barron's new film and study program, "The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters", along with its accompanying study program.

8 Elements of a Phenomenal Homily

Dr. Tom Neal shares eight principles that characterize the best homilies. Which of these do you think is the most important?

An August and Burning Heart

Dr. Tom Neal reflects on today's towering saint, St. Augustine, whose burning intellect and questioning mind have shaped the Church in so many ways.

What Millennials Really Need

How do we get millennials back to Church? Church leaders are figuring out strategies, bloggers are throwing in their two cents, and everyone is getting frustrated. But could we be missing the point? Rozann Carter thinks that perhaps we millenials could use a little dose of humility.

Waking Up from the American Dream

Chris Hazell explains today that as great as the American Dream may sway in the collective mindset of our culture, it pales in comparison to the dream God has for each one of us.

The Argument from Johnny Cash

There is a kind of supra-rational argument to be made for God through beauty, particularly through music. Matthew Becklo provides one such example using the music of Johnny Cash.

St. Pius X and the Church's Missionary Vocation

Today marks the feast of Pope St. Pius X, a great reformer and a holy pope. Br. John Paul Kern, O.P. helps us remember his important legacy.

Loving God Unto Distraction: St. Bernard and the Struggle of Prayer

Today is the feast of the twelfth century Cistercian, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church and one of the greatest mystics in history. Yet he, like several other saints, struggled to stay focused in prayer. Dr. Tom Neal explains how the key to pray is to face our inner storms with serene confidence, keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus and not on your distractions.

The Confused Atheism of NFL Star Arian Foster

Today, Brandon Vogt reflects on a cover story from the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine in which NFL star running back Arian Foster "comes out" as atheist.