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Spiritual Life

Dr. Scott Hahn reflecting on the life of Father Michael Scanlan

Memories of Father Michael Scanlan with Scott Hahn and Monsignor Shea

Dr. Scott Hahn and Msgr. James Shea discussed the life, legacy, and impactful tenure of the late Fr. Michael Scanlan at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Scott Hahn
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jun 10, 2021
Hans Memling's "Saint Veronica"

The Veil of Veronica

The Veil of Veronica, on which the image of Christ's face was miraculously preserved, has played an important role in Holy Week traditions, responding to our desire to see the face of God.

Prime Matters
Apr 1, 2021
Bishop James D. Conley

There Will Be Light

Most Rev. James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, joined Dr. James Link to discuss Catholic spirituality and psychology, reflecting on his own struggles with mental illness.

Most Rev. James D. Conley
Dr. James Link
Mar 4, 2021
Horse Statue and the Colosseum

The Lion of Pessimism

The lion of pessimism – of fatigue and disenchantment – is to be opposed by the extravagant hope of Christianity.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Feb 25, 2021
An Archway at Saint Peter's Basilica

Tribute to Don Briel

The funeral homily of the founder of the Catholic Studies program serves as a tribute to a man who awakened countless souls to the profundity of the truth of Christ.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Feb 17, 2021
The Ruins of a Rural Church

The Lion of Fundamentalism

The lion of fundamentalism stands opposed to charity, tempting Christians to an enclosed autonomy, exclusive of the world around us.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Feb 17, 2021
A Gargoyle overlooks Paris

The Lion of Relativism

The lion of relativism wraps itself in seemingly sane and humane wording, hiding its deadly tendency to draw away the lifeblood of strong religious conviction.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Feb 10, 2021
A Student Looks at Pikes Peak

To Address Poverty in All Its Forms

Curtis Martin, Founder and CEO of FOCUS, joined Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss his experience in evangelization and the formation of university students.

Curtis Martin
Msgr. James P. Shea
Feb 4, 2021
Francisco de Zurbaran's "The Apotheosis of Saint Thomas Aquinas"

The Relics of the Angelic Doctor

Discover the decidedly chaotic life and journeys of the relics of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Prime Matters
Feb 4, 2021
Hikers on a Path on the Breithorn, Switzerland

The Way of Pilgrims

The experience of hardship and unfamiliarity that marked pilgrimage travel added to its profundity. Modern tourism's focus on ease stops us from experiencing places on their own terms.

Dr. Ryan Womack
Feb 4, 2021