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Night of Splendor: The Tale of the Paschal Flame Article

Night of Splendor: The Tale of the Paschal Flame

There is something mysterious about fire. It can sustain life at the glowing hearth or it can ...

“The Eagles Are Coming!”: Tolkien & the Catholic Hope of Eucatastrophe Article

“The Eagles Are Coming!”: Tolkien & the Catholic Hope of Eucatastrophe

Anyone brave or foolish enough to glance at today's news headlines is doubtless overwhelmed by ...

Gift-Giver, Ocean-Tamer, Demon-Slayer: The Legacy of St. Nicholas Article

Gift-Giver, Ocean-Tamer, Demon-Slayer: The Legacy of St. Nicholas

Who has not heard of St. Nicholas?  ...

From Little Lanterns to Puritan Pilgrims: How a Soldier-Saint Inspired a Season of Gratitude Article

From Little Lanterns to Puritan Pilgrims: How a Soldier-Saint Inspired a Season of Gratitude

Something moves in the twilight. In the chilly autumn evening, an armored figure mounted on a ...

The Secrets of Halloween and the Lost Triduum of the Church Article

The Secrets of Halloween and the Lost Triduum of the Church

The season of Halloween is the most misunderstood event of the year. Within the past century ...

September’s Marian Mystery Article

September’s Marian Mystery

Gerard Manley Hopkins writes in his poem The May Magnificat that “May is Mary's ...

George Washington and the Catholic Church: How the Father of Our Country Regarded the Faith of Our Fathers Article

George Washington and the Catholic Church: How the Father of Our Country Regarded the Faith of Our Fathers

Was George Washington a Catholic?  ...

A Rib, A Cross, and A Promise: The Origins of Devotion to the Sacred Heart Article

A Rib, A Cross, and A Promise: The Origins of Devotion to the Sacred Heart

For God so loved the ...

Discover St. Longinus and the “Spear of Destiny” Article

Discover St. Longinus and the “Spear of Destiny”

It’s one of the most extraordinary artifacts in world history.  ...

The Great Drama: Catholic Traditions of Holy Week Article

The Great Drama: Catholic Traditions of Holy Week

Holy Week. The German people call it “the week of lamentations.”  ...

A Real “Wizard’s Duel”: St. Patrick and the Druids Article

A Real “Wizard’s Duel”: St. Patrick and the Druids

When rivers run a luminous shade of lime, heads sport emerald-green hair, and edible ...

Pancakes, Fish Frys—and Beavers? Why Catholics Abstain From Meat Article

Pancakes, Fish Frys—and Beavers? Why Catholics Abstain From Meat

In this Lenten period of self-denial and bearing one’s cross, the cold ground and bare trees ...