Archive | December, 2019

The Story Behind “The Attic Saint”

By Kristi Anderson  This article was originally published on The Central Minnesota Catholic, written by Kristi Anderson.  Tim Drake poses with original art from his new book, “The Attic Saint,” illustrated by Theodore Schluenderfritz. In the background is the image of Pope Leo XIII, which helped inspire the story. (Dianne Towalski/The Central Minnesota Catholic) In

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The Holy Family, flight into Egypt, learning from the holy family

What We Often Forget about the Holy Family

By Scott Hahn  Dr. Scott Hahn is president of the St. Paul Center and author of over forty books on theology and biblical studies. He is the host of The Road to Emmaus podcast.  La Fuga in Egitto, Jacopo Bassana It’s easy to take a romantic view of the Holy Family, as if they were

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Why Do We Call Mary the Mother of God?

The image of Mary as Queen Mother is directly related to the first official Marian dogma defined by the Church: Mary’s status as Mother of God. The Greek word for the title is Theotokos, which literally means “God-bearer.” That title is one of the oldest and most commonly used titles for Mary, with Christians using

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Don’t Skip the Advent Traditions

By Regis Flaherty  Regis Flaherty is a bestselling author of several books, including Jesus Is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent & Christmas, which is the fruit of over seven years of preparing others for Advent through talks on its liturgical themes. A number of traditions are connected with the Advent season. Many of these

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Preparing for the Guest Who Will Change Your Life

By Regis Flaherty  Regis Flaherty is a bestselling author of several books, including Jesus Is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent & Christmas, which is the fruit of over seven years of preparing others for Advent through talks on its liturgical themes. Imagine the level of excitement in your home if you just learned that

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A Biblical Defense of the Immaculate Conception

By Lucas R. Pollice  Lucas Pollice is the director of Adult Catechesis and RCIA for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. He has taught RCIA for over ten years and is a regular speaker at catechetical conferences. He is the author of Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism. If you ask people, including

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Blessed Among Women: Contemplating the Visitation

By Madeleine Stebbins  Madeleine Stebbins is the author of Looking at a Masterpiece and Let’s Look at a Masterpiece: Classic Art to Cherish with a Child. These poignant works bring timeless truths to life through the beauty of art.  The Visitation (1306) by Giotto di Bondone This fresco of the Visitation by Giotto speaks in the language of the

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Preparing to Meet Jesus at the End of the World

By Leroy Huizenga  Leroy A. Huizenga is Administrative Chair of Human and Divine Sciences at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He is the author of Behold the Christ: Proclaiming the Gospel of Matthew.  The Sermon on the Mount concludes with two apocalyptic warnings, and on this two general comments must be made. First, the Sermon on

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Scott Hahn on an iPad

Scripture and the Sacred Mysteries Digital Conference

January 6-9, 2020 Streaming will begin January 6, 2020 at approximately 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Videos will remain available for two weeks following the end of the conference for your convenience. Already registered? Log in and return to this page to access streaming. Back by popular demand, we’re making all the talks from our Priest

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