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Saint of the Day

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

  • Lazarus
    Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, "See how much he loved him." In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Le …


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

  • "Listen & Other Stories" by Liam Callanan
    Fiction fans, you may remember Liam Callanan's short story "Exhibit A," which we had the good fortune — and good taste — to publish in Commonweal last summer.
  • Let's hear it for Fanny Howe's nomination
    This week, the Man Booker International Prize announced their shortlist for the £60,000 award, and the only American who made the cut was the poet, novelist and essayist Fanny Howe. Howe was nominated …
  • Compare and Contrast: A Spanish Recruitment Video for the Priesthood
    The immensely learned Rita Ferrone has called attention to a recruitment video (in Spanish with English subtitles) that is very different in tone than that of Father Barron. I think a compare and cont …
  • No kumbaya for the nervous breakdown
    Read the editors' sane, balanced and forthright editorial on Netanyahu's election and the fall-out. Then read the comments virtually charging CWL with anti-S. Talk about swarming! [NB: I am …
  • 5 ways to apologize for your homeless-irrigation system.
    Like most people who think it’s a bad idea to spray homeless people with water in order to move them along, I found myself rather surprised by last week’s news that the cathedral of the Archdiocese of …
  • What's on the website
    Featured right now on the website: Robert Mickens's latest Letter from Rome, in which he reports on preparations for Holy Week at the Vatican (Francis will "wash the feet of inmates at the R …

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.

  • Was Eve a virgin before the Fall?
    As part of my reading Advent in Lent, I am now working my way through the readings for Christmastide.  As the readings for Lent intensify, it is interesting to pair them with the readings for Christma …
  • A Desert, In Two Senses
    I RECEIVED NEWS RECENTLY that an old friend has had some health issues, so I trekked to Las Vegas to see her and catch up. I hadn’t seen her for almost five years, and I found much had changed with he …
  • Pope Francis on the Death Penalty
    On March 20, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Federico Mayor, President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty.  This letter builds on previous statements the Pope  has made against t …
  • An “Oh my people!” moment
    An African-American colleague of mine will occasionally recount a story of another black person doing or saying something particularly stupid and then shake his head and sigh, “Oh my people!”  This se …
  • How can I love my enemies if I don’t even know them?
    It was Christmas Day. As always, I sat in the living room with my family members, who were ready to exchange gifts. This year, I folded my arms sheepishly. I’d spent my December buried in job applicat …
  • Jesus and the Whip of Cords
    In the Gospel for this Sunday in John 2:14-16, we read about Jesus making a whip out of cords.  None of the other Gospels mention a whip.  Only in John does Jesus seem to lose control and start swingi …

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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