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Saint of the Day

St. Anthony Messenger presents an illuminating profile of a saint commemorated today.

  • St. Mark
    Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. (When Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark's mother. …

America

“In All Things” offers daily commentary from the nation’s most influential weekly Catholic journal, America, published by the Jesuits since 1909.

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Commonweal

Updates from “DotCommonweal,” the blog of the prominent U.S. lay-edited weekly Commonweal, published since 1924.

  • Transcending polarization
    What can be done about polarization in the American Catholic Church? A conference next week at the University of Notre Dame aims to address the causes of polarization and advance ideas for healing som …
  • Class warfare or 'gambling society'?
    For four out of five Americans, earnings from capital gains amount to well under 1 percent of annual income.  For the richest one percent, on the other hand, these gains from investments amount to ove …
  • Starbucks locks up–really
    There have been vague rumors and news snippets that Starbucks has started to lock up its bathrooms.   It's true! Out and about in NYC in the last two weeks, I have taken advantage of Strbcks ubuq …
  • 'The Pope and Mussolini' Has Won the Putlizer
    David Kertzer's biography The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe was awarded a Putlizer Prize earlier this week. Kertzer was able to write it beca …
  • Deciding not to have children
    How to read a collection of essays on the “childless by choice” called Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed? You could take the title as an accurate indicator of what’s inside, your assumption reinforc …
  • The Pope on Earth Day
    Zenit reports on the pope’s earth day message: “I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator," the Pope said, namely that "the earth is an environment to be safegua …

Whispers in the Loggia

Rocco Palmo reports on international Church developments from Philadelphia on his widely-read blog Whispers in the Loggia.

Vox Nova

Church Social Teaching is the focus on this blog by various Catholic writers seeking to discover the connection between faith and public life.

  • Radically Catholic in the Age of Francis (Introducing Solidarity Hall Press)
    I’ve been watching the mailbox like a kid at Christmas.  Except we’re in Easter, so alleluia!  My cause for rejoicing today is the arrival of my honest-to-goodness paperback copy of Solidarity Hall‘s …
  • Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal
    Vox Nova is pleased to welcome the following guest post by reader Mike McG. Sean Cardinal O’Malley calls polarization “a cancer on the church.” How is the current degree of polarization within America …
  • Thoughts on vocations V: one story
    In my local paper this morning I found an interesting profile of a local seminarian which I wanted to share.  This complements my earlier posts on vocations, which can be found here, here, here and he …
  • When We Crucify Our Lord
    Two years ago the community choir I sing with in Toronto put on a concert devoted entirely to music by African-American and African-Canadian choral composers. We performed a lot of great music in that …
  • Companions on the Journey: Eid, Pray, Love
    Over the past month and a half, Christians all over the world have been on a pilgrimage. Lent is a time of prayer and contemplation, fasting and charity, a time of striving to grow in our faith and cl …
  • Pope Francis and the Traditionalists
    During his two years as pope,  Francis has had a rocky relationship with Catholic traditionalists, both those in full communion with Rome and those who have broken away, such as the Society of St. Piu …

The Deacon’s Bench

Deacon Greg Kandra of the Diocese of Brooklyn offers interesting news related to Church life and society on his blog.

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