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Doctors of the Church St. Augustine
History of the Church

Who Are the 36 Doctors of the Church (and Why You Should Care)?

Part 1: The 8 Ecumenical Fathers Ever since I became Catholic, I’ve heard the title “Doctor of the Church” tossed…

The Baptism of Christ (c. 1690), Antoine Coypel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / public domain
Gospels

Lost in the Crowd, Found in the Baptismal Font (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus   “This fear of death is like a constant winter.”…

millennial priests
Consecrated Life

Millennial Priests: The Change that the Church Needed?

A little while ago, TIME magazine published an article about a phenomenon that’s becoming more and more common in the…

communion
Love for the Church

This is What Receiving 5,000 Communions Looks Like

Let me tell you about this guy who works at my office. His name is Bryan and he’s definitely one…

Apologetics

Did You Know That the Middle Ages Were in Fact “Brilliant”? 8 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Many believe that the Middles Ages were Dark Ages, a black abyss that divided the classical Greek and Roman antiquity…

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
History of the Church

Special Agent of the Sacred Heart: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

October 16th and 17th (in the post- and pre-conciliar liturgical calendars, respectively) mark the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque….

Feasts and Solemnities

What a Broken Statue in a River Can Teach Us About Perseverance: The Story of Our Lady of Aparecida

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima. But did you know that there is another Marian…

Maronite
History of the Church

What’s a Maronite Catholic? One Woman’s Experience in the Eastern Rites

“Marie, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” In my family, we often speak to each other with…

Catholic Church

Never Forget: Action is Subordinated to Contemplation. Does Your Lifestyle Reflect that?

It is of the essence of the Church that she be both human and divine, visible and yet invisibly equipped,…

St. John Chyrsostom

During Mass “Are you not lifted up to heaven?”

When you see the Lord immolated and lying upon the altar, and the priest bent over that sacrifice praying, and…

G.K. Chesterton

St. Peter’s Imperfection: Why the Church was founded on a weak man

When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul…

St. Ambrose of Milan

Though The World Is Dangerous, St. Ambrose Says The Church Will Stand Firm

The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world;…

St. Hippolytus Of Rome

“Fly to the Catholic Church! The Only Faith Exists from the Beginning”

Fly to the Catholic Church! Adhere to the only faith which continues to exist from the beginning, that faith which…

St. Justin Martyr

Why is Mass on Sunday Important? St. Justin Martyr Responds

But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on…

Take Heed to Have but one Eucharist as there is One Bishop

Take heed, then, to have but one Eucharist. For there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one…

Do I Really Need to Follow My Bishop? St. Ignatius Responds

Give heed to the bishop, that God may give heed to you. My soul is for theirs that are submissive…