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Life Through the Lens of Advent

Christians know that the meaning of this life cannot be properly understood until we contemplate the reality of death.

Dec 8, 2022
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Politics of Advent

Across cultures and generations, humanity has shown a deep Advent-based view of the world: someday, someone will come and set things right.

Dec 1, 2022
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Christian Dispositions

The essential Christian dispositions of gratitude and anticipation frame the preparatory season of Advent.

Nov 24, 2022
Saint Peter's Dome

Sainthood Amidst a Confused Age

While our age struggles with some of the most fundamental questions of human existence, the Saints serve as reminders of our identities and transformation in Christ.

Nov 17, 2022
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Electoral (Reds and) Blues

Christians can expect political "highs" and "lows" on their march toward the New Heaven and New Earth.

Nov 10, 2022

When Christian Holidays Go Secular

How can Christians respond to the secularizing of our holidays?

Nov 3, 2022
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Holistic and Mental Health

Our current cultural moment has witnessed a rise in both mental health struggles and a willingness to speak about them openly. What does the Christian tradition have to say?

Oct 27, 2022
Rome's EUR

What Is a Fascist?

The word "fascist" gets thrown around a lot, adding unclarity to our discourse. What is it, and what is it not?

Oct 20, 2022
St. Peter's Facade

Happiness, Morality, and the Council

What do happiness and morality have to do with one another? Also this week: A reflection on Vatican II.

Oct 13, 2022
St. Gianna Molla

Human Saints, Happiness, and Ways to Grow the Church

St. Gianna Molla is an example of a saintly life well lived, moral courage, and the joy of the Gospel.

Oct 6, 2022