St. Teresa of Ávila

By Jonathan Lynch When you hear "Doctor of the Church," what do you think? A phrase like that probably doesn't get you hyped, pumped, or otherwise thrilled. It's easy to dismiss the saints who bear that title as "ancient geniuses," "really pious people," and "lofty intellectual guys." And while these saints (there are three dozen... Continue Reading →

In Your Wounds

By Andrew Kreye. If Jesus is the Good Shepherd and the Divine Physician, does that make Him a veterinarian? The devil is depicted as a snake; snakes look like worms; a lot of animals need deworming medicine. I think I’m on to something big here… but it’ll have to wait...

Song Reflection: “Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)” by Chris Rice

By Bryn Rademaker. At World Youth Day in 2005, St. John Paul II shared this unforgettable message not just with the people of Germany but with the entire world. His words impacted the hearts of the youth and adults and inspired them to seek Jesus through everything they did. These words continue to do so even today, 14 years later, reminding us of how utterly close the Lord is to us despite what the world tells us...

A Symbol of Easter: Notre Dame

By Sean Mulcare. As I was watching the destruction of the Cathedral of Notre Dame - one of the most beautiful and symbolic churches of the Catholic Church, a church in which hundreds of saints have walked with awe at its beauty: Sts. Thomas Aquinas, Therese of Lisieux, Joan of Arc, John Vianney, and countless others - as the great cathedral was ablaze with fire, I was moved to tears...

Conversion

By CJ Kallevig. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic Church. Here’s my story about how I got here. Just FYI, this is the first time I’m telling the entire story. It’s not pretty, but it’s me...

Your Typical Lent Pump-Up Blog

By Haley Arndt. Depending on how many Catholic social media platforms you may or may not follow, this might just be the three-hundredth blog that you’ve scrolled through with the word Lent in the title. BUT DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS ONE...

How to Make a Fruit Salad

By Andrew Kreye. What makes a fruit salad a fruit salad? I’ve seen many fruit salads in my short life, and rarely do they seem to have any sort of guidelines beyond “chopped fruits in a bowl”...

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