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Saint of the Day

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

  • St. Wolfgang of Regensburg
    Wolfgang was born in Swabia, Germany, and was educated at a school located at the abbey of Reichenau. There he encountered Henry, a young noble who went on to become Archbishop of Trier. Meanwhile, Wo …

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.

  • The Prodigal Son, Revised Version
    Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean. The ser …
  • Purgatory for Protestants
    Why should Catholics have all the fun? I mean, Purgatory has been a source of consolation and trepidation, but also artistic inspiration, from Dante to Paulie Walnuts (full text of that great theologi …
  • Biggest literary influence on The Boss? Flannery O'Connor.
    When we talk about the American "Catholic Imagination" in literature and the arts, the work of Flannery O'Connor is a sine qua non. Teaching on this subject, I often surprise people by …
  • Citizen Snowden, the movie
    Citizenfour is the new documentary about Edward Snowden, who in 2013 disclosed the existence of a secret NSA mass surveillance program. In its subject and production it looks and feels a bit like thos …
  • I believe so that I may see (Gilead pp. 1-86)
    Each morning, my wife and I get up between 5:15 and 5:30. We hope to be at our desks by 5:45 so that we can spend some time writing before our son wakes up.  There’s something about writing in those w …
  • Nuggets
    An Orthodox member of the North American Orthodox Catholic Theological Consultation sent us these reflections written by a graduate of Harvard Divinity School who after graduation spent a year in a wo …

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.

  • Contra Traditionalists: Engaging With Tradition
    With the close of the Synod of the Family, there is much discussion in the blogosphere about the outcomes.  My own post on St. Augustine has attracted for more commentary than I expected, and Julia re …
  • Pope Francis’ Address to the Synod Fathers
    Here, courtesy of Zenit, is the full text of Pope Francis’ concluding address at the Synod on the Family, for which the bishops’ standing ovation was well deserved.  In keeping with the Holy Father’s …
  • Suor Cristina Rocks Madonna
    Suor Cristina Scuccia is an Italian nun who stunned Italy (and at one remove, the world) with her powerful singing voice.  (A Youtube playlist of her songs from the The Voice can be found here.)   She …
  • Give to God what is His
    Vox Nova is pleased to present another post by Kelly Wilson. Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; I Thessalonians 1:1-5 & Matthew 22:15-21. Tax revolts likely were not far from …
  • The ‘Culture War’ Trope in Catholic Discourse: Useful Construct or Dangerous Weapon?
    Vox Nova is pleased to welcome the following guest post by reader Mike McG. The terms ‘culture war’ and ‘culture warrior’ name very real tensions in both secular and religious domains. And yet I wonde …
  • St. Augustine and the Synod on the Family
    The Synod on the Family has been very much in the news lately, particularly with the release yesterday of the Relatio post disceptationem to the media.  This document deserves careful discussion, as d …

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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