Becoming a Christian — How Does That Happen?

Pieter Neeffs and Frans Francken the Younger, “The Interior of a Gothic Cathedral,” early 17th century The Church draws people not just for personal or pragmatic or political or therapeutic reasons, but because the Catholic Thing is true. Read the Whole Article at its...

An Advent Retreat: It’s Time

Sébastien Bourdon, “The Presentation in the Temple,” c.1644 — depicting Jesus in the arms of Holy Simeon, a man who was led by the Holy Spirit to be in the right place at the right time. Welcome to “An Advent Retreat,” four weeks of reflections on making this a holy...

Be Not Afraid, But Be Confident in Christ

“We are in a war with Satan and his evil forces,” says Deacon Steve Greco. “Because of this war the sacraments are critical for our spiritual survival.” Read the Whole Article at its Original...

First Sunday of Advent: Hope and Expectation (Year B)

This Advent, as we consider our own spiritual renewal, let us make the refrain for the Responsorial Psalm our own: “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” Read the Whole Article at its Original...

More on Sacred Treasures of Christmas

As Janet Gorbitz mentions below, Charles Cole and the London Oratory Schola Cantorum has just dropped a gorgeous new Christmas album. Here Charles and two of his choristers speak with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN about the album, Christmas polyphony,  and the challenges and...

Labouré’s Labour of Love, and Kenney’s Legal Limits

Although not in the universal calendar, today is the memorial of Saint Catherine Labouré , the visionary of the Miraculous Medal, mentioned yesterday. Besides Our Lady appearing to her, with the mission to have the medal forged – which proved spectacularly successful,...