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Saint of the Day

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

  • St. David of Wales
    David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we have little reliable information about him. It is known that he became a priest, engaged in missionary …

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.

  • John Jeremiah Sullivan: An Appreciation
    This week, John Jeremiah Sullivan was among the winners of the Windham Campbell Prize alongside Geoff Dyer and Edmund de Waal in the nonfiction category — an honor that comes with $150,000. Sullivan i …
  • Theodore Hesburgh, R.I.P.
    Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, president of the University of Notre Dame from from 1952 to 1987, giant of the Catholic Church in the United States, died late last night at the age of ninety-seven. …
  • Immutability UPDATES
    There has been a lot of fiery rhetoic about Netanyahu's acceptance of an invitation to speak to the U.S. Congress without consultating the White House and Dept. of State. There have been hard que …
  • Lila Ames, theologian (Lila pp.91-177)
    Theology is unique among academic disciplines. Although it is indispensible for a liberal arts education, its proper home has never been in the academy. The ultimate end of theology is reflecting on o …
  • Pope Francis offends entire country of Mexico.
    On Monday Mexico's foreign minister, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña, complained–"with sadness and concern"–that comments recently made by Pope Francis had stigmatzed the Mexican people. …
  • "Gender Theory," Nuclear War, and the Nazis
    In Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi's new book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, Francis condemns "gender theory," likening it to nuclear war and genetic manipulation. Joshua McElw …

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.

  • Some words about Dr. King, Part 2: The Beloved Community
    In Part 1, I said that Dr. Martin Luther King sought not to defeat his opponents, but to be reconciled with them. Dr King said, at the successful conclusion of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956: “(T) …
  • Reading Advent in Lent
    It is a bit embarrassing to admit, but I am way behind in my daily readings.  As I have mentioned in the past, I get an email from Daily Gospel Online that contains the daily mass readings and a short …
  • It isn’t all or nothing: On dealing with Lenten (and other) dissonances
    I became a vegetarian in September 2001. It was my first week of university, and when I saw that the cafeteria offered ample vegetarian options for every meal, I quickly made up my mind that eighteen …
  • Is It Really This Easy?
    Thanks to the folks at Daily Gospel Online,  here is a meditation by Blessed Charles de Foucauld that seems particularly timely as we draw closer to Lent.  I found his turn of phrase “a little good wi …
  • On Going to the Wrong Mass in Italy
    For the past two weeks I have been in Europe on business.  The first weekend I was there I went to a Sunday night mass at a Jesuit parish in Granada:  the Church of the Sacred Heart.  It was unremarka …
  • A Prayer Against Human Trafficking
    Today is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita and the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, which Pope Francis observed following the traditional Sunday Angelus pray …

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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