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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.”…

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….

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…

Da Vinci Code
History of the Church

Can You Decode the Da Vinci Code? (Quiz)

A popular fictional book and movie, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown follows a Harvard symbologist through a series…

st. clare eucharistic miracles
Catholic Faith

That Time St. Clare Defeated An Army With the Holy Eucharist

This story from the life of St. Clare not only reveals to us her incredible devotion to the Blessed Sacrament…

Consecrated Life

In Obscurity, in Humility, Amid Persecution, Till Your Garden and God Will do the Rest: 7 Things You Should Know About the Curé of Ars

The month of August is jam packed with feasts of spiritual powerhouses. August 4th – or 8th in the pre-1962…

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…