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Holiness

What Does “Burying the Talent” Mean in Rabbinic Law and Why is it Important For You?

“Good reason still existed; but it was kept concealed, for fear of the popular reason.” – Manzoni Fear of change, of responsibility,…

Christian Persecution Middle East
Prayer

2 Powerful Things You Can Do If You Feel Helpless About the Plight of Persecuted Christians

It’s very often not the case that we simply don’t care about our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters across the…

Marriage Preparation
Faith & Life

3 Ways How You Can Prepare for Your Future Spouse (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary…

10 times even people who aren't religous pray
Evangelization

10 Times Even People Who Aren’t Religious Start Praying

You might not be the type of person who prays every day, but I’m willing to bet that you’ve called…

Love and Friendship

4 Heroic Stories of Military Chaplains Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

On November 11, many nations will be honoring those who served in their armed forces, and in many cases, paid…

Meaning of Suffering

What Do the Lamp, the Oil, and Sleepiness Symbolize in the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

For those who have had the experience of keeping watch over a sick person through the night, especially if it…

Love and Friendship

How Far is Too Far? Straight Answers to Teens’ Toughest Questions on Dating and Sex

In this high school assembly, Jason Evert and Crystalina Padilla (not yet married at the time) offer straight answers to…

gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Conquer the Day: Four Points for Morning Meditation (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary…

George Herbet

(Poem) “Love III”: Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back.

 Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back.

Simone Weil

Imaginary Evil is Romanic and Varied, Imaginary Good is Boring

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is…

Only wonder can comprehend God’s incomprehensible power.

Only wonder can comprehend his incomprehensible power.

Why Do Struggle to See God? How Can We Open Our Eyes?

Seeds in a pomegranate cannot see objects outside its rind, because they are inside. Similarly human beings who are enclosed…

Most People Base Their Happiness on Themselves, not God

Most people are enclosed in their mortal bodies like a snail in its shell, curled up in their obsessions after…

Pope Francis

Poverty Is Above All A Call To Follow Jesus

Let us never forget that, for Christ’s disciples, poverty is above all a call to follow Jesus in his own poverty. …

St. John Marie Vianney

Prayer Will Make Your Heart Capable Of Loving God

My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer,…

G.K. Chesterton

When you choose anything, you reject everything else.

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense every…