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Interior of the Basilica of St. Rita of Cascia

Cascia

The remote Italian town of Cascia is home to two great relics of late medieval origins: the incorruptible body of a local saint and the blood-stained pages of a Eucharistic miracle.

Prime Matters
May 27, 2021
Fra Angelico's "Annunciation"

Mary and Discipleship

In the fourth chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition in Jerusalem to reflect upon Mary's unhesitating "fiat" to the will of God.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
May 20, 2021
The Franciscan Sanctuary of Greccio

Greccio

Situated in the forested Sabine Hills between Rome and Assisi, the little town of Greccio holds a special place in the Franciscan tradition and is the birthplace of a common Christmas practice.

Prime Matters
Apr 29, 2021
A confessional

Sealing Confession: A Theological Justification for Keeping a Lid on It

Recent political challenges to the seal of confession have called into question the role of the sacrament of Reconciliation in the life of the Catholic faith.

Dr. Michael J. Morris
Dr. Jared Schumacher
Apr 22, 2021
The Façade of St. Peter's Basilica

The Grittiness of Catholicism

In the second chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores the grittiness and historicity of Christianity, focusing on the bones of St. Peter in the Vatican excavations ('Scavi').

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Mar 18, 2021
Pope Francis

What is a Pope?

For the first time ever, the Pope - the visible sign of the unity of the Church - visited the ancient Christian community of Iraq.

Mar 11, 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
The Cathedral of St. Paul overlooking Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

What the Church Claims to Be

The predominant culture in the United States has never known quite how to perceive the Church…

Feb 11, 2021
Crucifix and Altar

The Purpose of a University Chaplain

The university chaplain is not primarily a counselor, a friend, or a mascot; rather, he serves as the unworthy yet unifying presence of Christ on campus.

Rev. Dominic Bouck
Dec 28, 2020
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