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Spiritual Life

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
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
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
A Lone Hiker at Sunrise

Resolution for a New Year

It is time to take stock, assessing the year that has passed and re-focusing the mind and spirit for what is to come, preparing to see all things through Christian eyes.

Prime Matters
Jan 28, 2021
A field of wheat

Vocation and the Purpose of Our Lives

Each human life is unique and unrepeatable, possessing a meaning and vocation meant only for you: a vocation is a calling from God with our name on it.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Jan 10, 2021
The Cross on Pensacola Beach

Finding Joy in the Cross: The Key to Abundant Life

The key to happiness in life is not the avoidance of suffering, but finding meaning in it, surrendering to God and embracing our cross with the words "Not my will but yours be done."

Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens
Dec 22, 2020
Farmhouse at Sunset

The Synthetic Impulse in Catholic Life

St. Hildegard demonstrates the synthetic impulse of the Christian vision, which recognizes that all of Creation is connected and that a mystery runs beneath all things, holding them together.

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores
Dec 22, 2020
A Lioness

Naming the New Lions

Catholic universities face the cultural lions of relativism, fundamentalism, and pessimism. The proper response is faith, hope, and charity born of prayer.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Dec 22, 2020