Archive | March, 2019

The Passover, Calvary, and the Mass

By Thomas Nash Thomas J. Nash has worked in both the secular media and the Catholic press, with articles appearing in such publications as Lay Witness, Catholic World Report, and This Rock. He is the author of Worthy Is the Lamb: The Biblical Roots of the Mass and contributed to the Catholic for a Reason

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Joseph Hollcraft, A Heart for Evangelizing

Called to Be Fully Alive

By Joseph Hollcraft Joseph Hollcraft, founder of Seeds of Truth Ministries, is an adjunct professor to the Avila Institute and host of the Seeds of Truth radio program. He is the author of A Heart for Evangelizing, available through Emmaus Road Publishing. Photo Credit: Mi Pham One of the first toys my wife and I

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Being Pro-Life Is Standing with the Rejected Christ

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D. Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller is author of The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church. She is an Associate Professor of religious studies at Madonna University and is the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society. Photo Credit: Edward Cisneros On March 19, 2019, the Feast of St. Joseph, seven pro-lifers

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The Great Commission of Matthew 28

By Stacy Mitch As a college student, I spent a lot of time evangelizing. I talked about Jesus to my friends and classmates on campus, and I talked about Him to perfect strangers on a summer mission project, in housing projects, and just about every other place I could think of. I even talked about

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Understanding the Annunciation

Luke, like Matthew, introduces Mary as a virgin betrothed to Joseph, a descendant of David. Luke also tells us that the angel Gabriel greets her with the words, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.” The word translated as “hail”—and which is also sometimes translated as “rejoice”—is the same word that Israel’s prophets

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Fundamentalist, creation, literal, Bible

Mother of the Living: Eve and the Fall

By Stacy Mitch The story of Adam and Eve and the eating of the forbidden fruit is an all-too-familiar story—so familiar that its meaning is taken as seriously as that of a childhood fable. All of us know it, much as we know the story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, and Jack

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How to Give Back to Our Priests for Lent

By Scott Hahn Join me in supporting our priests this Lent. What’s the most effective way we can give back to the Church during this season of Lent? The answer is simple: We can help her priests. It really is that straightforward. The Church’s priests are our spiritual fathers. They teach us. They counsel us.

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Story of a Stole: Finding the Priesthood in the Modern Age

A conversation with Fr. Arne Panula by Mary Eberstadt Mary Eberstadt: How and why did you end up becoming a priest? Fr. Arne: I don’t have a spiel. My father was not Catholic. He wasn’t anything—Lutheran Finnish. He converted when I was in Rome. My mother’s maiden name was Bellinger— Welsh-Scottish. Ours wasn’t particularly a

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St. Joseph: Noble Lover, Contemplator of Beauty

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s

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