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Saint of the Day

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

  • Saint Jerome
    Most of the saints are remembered for some outstanding virtue or devotion which they practiced, but Jerome is frequently remembered for his bad temper! It is true that he had a very bad temper and cou …

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.

  • My Final Thought in the Voting Booth
    Faithful, informed Catholics in the United States are, in the words of John Carr, “politically homeless.” Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the American political la …
  • Killing Them All
    I mentioned in another article my teenage son's struggles with depression after the break-up of our family.  Having first lived for six months a life of going to school, coming home, going to bed …
  • How Much Is Enough?
    The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows family members who lost loved ones on 9/11 to sue the Saudi government. The vote was 97 …
  • Trump's Bad Criminology
    Why crime has fallen from its historic highs in the late 1980s and early ’90s no one has been able to state definitively. Proponents of particular policies, whether “three strikes you’re out,” “broken …
  • The Limits of Conscience
    “Conscience” is a difficult term; it has an absolutely essential place in our construal of morality, but its place frequently becomes obfuscated by descriptions that are too broad and too narrow, espe …
  • Francis’s Plans for Church Reform (Part I)
    From the pontificate of Benedict XVI, through the conclave, and well into the papacy of Francis, Curial reform and Church governance were the subjects of much discussion. Then 2015 passed without a ho …

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.

  • Thinking Faith Podcast
    Hi Vox Nova friends! I’m happy to announce that I now have a podcast with my friend and colleague Eric Gurash.  Eric and I work together for the Archdiocese of Regina.  One of the reasons I am not abl …
  • Memories of Autumn
    Can it be autumn already? The Autumnal equinox happened this Wednesday the 21st, and I am once again reflecting on why I love this season so much. If Spring is the season of young men’s fancies, autum …
  • Catastrophe and community; Reflections on the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm
    Almost exactly 25 years ago, in October of 1991, I was living in a small apartment in the Rockridge district of Oakland, right at the base of the East Bay Hills. I had just started a new job, and had …
  • How to Respond to a Conspiracy Theory
    This is post I thought about a few months ago, but am finally find the will (“ganas” in Spanish) to write.  Last May, the Catholic paper of the Diocese of Birmingham, One Voice, published a guest colu …
  • Why I Am No Longer a Single-Issue Voter for the Pro-Life Cause
    Vox Nova is pleased to welcome a guest post by James McGehee. I grew up Catholic and Republican. I am now Catholic and politically independent. In my first three presidential elections, I voted for Ge …
  • Must we love all equally?
    This past Sunday I heard what is for me one of the most challenging Gospel passages of all: Great crowds accompanied him on his way and he turned and spoke to them. “Anyone who comes to me without hat …

The Deacon’s Bench

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

  • “The Bench” moves to Aleteia
    That sound you hear is the moving van backing up into my driveway. Beginning Sunday, November 1, you will find this blog over at Aleteia.  Fittingly, the move is happening on the feast of All Saints. …
  • Why don’t they write hymns like this anymore?
    Our entrance hymn this weekend is “For All the Saints” and it left me feeling nostalgic for church music that is vigorous and, in a way, muscular. Read some of my thoughts on church music right here.  …
  • Deacon at work: blessing the hounds
    I grew up around horses in Maryland. My sister, Karen, loves them; we spent our family weekends heading off to horse shows, fox hunts, and pony club meetings.  The scents of my childhood were the inte …
  • Homily for November 1, 2015: All Saints Day
    When I’m doing a baptism, the first question that is asked in the ritual is: “What name do you give your child?” Everyone answers that perfectly. But the second question is trickier. “What do you ask …
  • How did that “exorcism” show turn out?
      Variety has this review:  Yes, the various researchers and psychics who went into the haunted house — which provided the inspiration for the movie “The Exorcist” — spoke often of feeling cold and st …
  • Kid in popemobile gets “top prize” at White House
    View image | gettyimages.com Fron AP: A toddler dressed like the pope and pushed along in a popemobile got the top prize at President Barack Obama’s White House Halloween. Upon seeing the costume, Oba …

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