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Saint of the Day

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

  • St. Antônio de Sant’Anna Galvão
    God’s plan in a person’s life often takes unexpected turns which become life-giving through cooperation with God’s grace. Born in Guarantingueta near São Paulo (Brazil), Antônio attended the Jesuit se …

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.

  • Anniversary Wishes from Charlotte Allen
    There are so many obvious errors and wild generalizations in Charlotte Allen’s comment on Luke Johnson’s piece in our anniversary issue ("The Commonweal Catholic") that I confess to the snea …
  • Death penalty in the Colorado gubernatorial race
    Over the past few election cycles, Colorado has become an important "battleground state" and a bellwether for larger electoral trends. Featuring contested races for both a Senate seat and th …
  • The best Christian books?
     In the 18 October issue of the London Tablet, Peter Stanford’s column draws attention to the list of the 100 Best Christian Books compiled by the Church Times, which claims to be “the world’s leading …
  • Is Joan Didion a "moral" writer?
    A fundraising campaign and trailer of sorts for a new documentary about Joan Didion has hit the internet, engineered by her nephew Griffin Dunne. For someone with such a distinct place in American let …
  • Was the Synod All Just a Terrible Dream?
    George Weigel! George Weigel! I had the most frightening dream! It was about the Synod on the Family, and oh, it was dreadful! Now now, have you been listening to The Media again? You just come over h …
  • All in a night's work for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    You’re permitted to cast a ballot in Texas (where early voting began Monday) if you show a concealed-handgun license at the polling place, but not if you present a student, veteran, or federally recog …

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.

  • 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 …
  • One Lone Individual
    Vox Nova would like to welcome back Kelly Wilson who will be providing reflections on the weekly readings.  Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 25-6-10; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 & Matt …

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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