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What Makes a “Holiday”? A Theory of Festivity

What does it mean to celebrate?

Beheading Statues

When we insist on self-will, the result is unfreedom.

St. John of the Cross’ Advice on Conquering Self-Love

The “dark night” dismantles the machinery of self-absorption.

Why Would Christians Want the World to Love Them?

The world not being “nice” to us is precisely the gig we signed on for.

Bishop Barron on Our Lady of Guadalupe

Bishop Barron reflects on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelization, whose feast we celebrate today.

The Future of the Church?

The Church is a family, and a family cannot ignore what runs within its veins.

Advent and the Nature of the Church

Christ comes in history, in mystery, and in glory.

The Immaculate Conception: A Gift for You

Mary isn’t chosen because she’s so great; she’s so great because she’s chosen.

To Jesus Through Mary? Why Yes, and T’was Ever Thus!

Christ came to us through Mary’s own flesh and blood—and science tells us that a bit of his cellular being remained there.

Show Me the Father

For one mother pursuing a a facade of perfection, Eucharistic Adoration provided the truth.