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Saint of the Day

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

  • St. Columban
    Columban was the greatest of the Irish missionaries who worked on the European continent. As a young man who was greatly tormented by temptations of the flesh, he sought the advice of a religious woma …

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 Jenkins, C.S.C., at King's on Catholic Higher Education
    As I noted in a post a month ago, Father John Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, was the keynote speaker at the conference “The Idea of a Catholic College,” hosted by King’s C …
  • #Ferguson Protests — Did You March?
    Shortly after 5 pm yesterday, I joined with others and marched in protest. While I was marching, I had time to reflect: What brought me there? The immediate and proximate cause was of course the lack …
  • The Shared World
    We’re in the midst of the annual highest-days-of-travel now that Thanksgiving is near. With weather conditions changing, and the inevitable crowds, I am sure tempers will often be frayed. Perhaps you …
  • God's Glory (Home pp. 1-105)
    First of all, let me offer an apology for taking so long to post this. I last posted on Monday, November 10, and since then three things have kept me busy. First, I helped run a great conference at Vi …
  • 'Blackness is not probable cause.'
    Few are surprised by yesterday’s Grand Jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, despite the fact that it is extremely rare for grand juries not to return an indictment. A …
  • Emile Poulat: Prayer, the poor, and peace
    Emile Poulat died last Saturday at the age of 94. I do not know how well he is known by U.S. Catholics, apart, that is, from those who have taken a more than average interest in the sociology of 20th- …

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.

  • Scholasticism and Quantum Mechanics: A Question for Readers
    I have been listening to some online lectures about medieval theology, and am currently working through the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas as part of his proofs of the existence of God.  These are …
  • From an Odd Remark to an Earthy Reading of Scripture
    Warning:  this post is not terribly serious, and it gets a bit bawdy at the end.  So if this is not to your taste, there is no need to read further.   This all started with an odd remark by my son Fra …
  • Health Care and Language Access
    That yesterday, November 15, marked the start of the open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is a well-known fact at my current place of work, which may be about the only place in …
  • Suor Cristina Rocks, but Friar Gabriel Skates
    After my post a few weeks ago about a Suor Cristina, the singing nun from Italy, I want to follow up with skateboarding friar.  Hat tip to Brandon Vogt, who posted a remarkable video about Friar Gabri …
  • Normandy Thoughts For Veterans’ Day
    ON THE MORNING of our last full day in France, we took an intercity train from Paris out to Normandy. For this journey, we were not on the TGV, France’s futuristic high-speed train system. We were on …
  • Evangelization Through Peace And Justice
    This is the edited text of a talk I gave yesterday, November 8, at the Regional Assembly of the Solanus Casey Region, Secular Franciscan Order.   The regional council asked me to speak today on evange …

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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