What the Immaculate Conception MeansDecember 8, 2022 by Fr. Steve GrunowFr. Steve Grunow The Immaculate Conception is an extraordinary gift by which God in Christ acted to save his Mother, and us, from sin and refusals to love.Apologetics Isn’t Dead: Cameron Bertuzzi’s Conversion to CatholicismDecember 6, 2022 by Justin KalanJustin Kalan Cameron Bertuzzi’s conversion can offer some consolation to apologists that their work matters. God can and does use arguments and evidence to bring people to the faith.A Reading List for 3 Holy HabitsDecember 2, 2022 by Dr. Holly OrdwayDr. Holly Ordway Advent is a season rich with opportunities for spiritual growth. Here are three holy habits worth considering. Why not pick one and give it a try? United in Song: The World Cup, Christmas Carols, and the CosmosDecember 1, 2022 by Robert MixaRobert Mixa Song ought to bring people together into one body. Families, schools, nations, the Church in her mystical union with God; all gather in song.David and GoliathNovember 29, 2022 by Bishop Robert BarronBishop Robert Barron Like David, Jesus indeed came out against Goliath, not with the weapons of the world, but “in the name of the Lord of hosts."The Eucharist as ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2022 by Dr. Richard DeClueDr. Richard DeClue The Eucharist truly is the sacrifice by which we share in thanksgiving for Almighty God saving us from death and giving new and eternal life.Entering the Spiritual Space of John the BaptistNovember 22, 2022 by Bishop Robert BarronBishop Robert Barron As we move into the spiritual space of John the Baptist and into the Advent season, we should pray, let go, and perform the works of mercy.“The Most Powerful Anti-Christian Movement”November 16, 2022 by Matthew BeckloMatthew Becklo There is arguably no thinker in the past century who brought more attention to victims than René Girard. The French anthropologist based his whole multidisciplinary theory of human behavior on the “victim mechanism”—the singling out and sacrificing of a scapegoat to relieve the tensions of a community in a crisis of mimetic desire. For Girard, […]Behind Veterans Day—Contrasting Paths to Peace (Part II)November 11, 2022 by The Very Reverend Dom Elias CarrThe Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr Behind Veterans Day, we find contrasting paths to peace. We give thanks for those who sacrificed youth, health, and peace of mind to protect our liberties and our land.Ambiguous Words Invite Bad ActionsNovember 9, 2022 by Dr. Matthew PetrusekDr. Matthew Petrusek Ambiguous words and the misuse of language led to Socrates’s untimely death in his time. It is doing the same to us in ours.