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Pray, Hope, and Just Do It

Last week, Shia LaBeouf rocked the Catholic world by announcing that he converted to traditional Catholicism while portraying Padre Pio for an upcoming film. His arc bears a resemblance to the life of another young convert, also an artist, who was the recipient of Dom Hubert van Zeller’s Letters to a Soul, a collection of […]

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Masculinity, Perseverance, and Vocation with Fr. Roger Landry

Today we are joined by a well-known priest and author to men, Fr. Roger Landry. We discuss his call to the priesthood, the abuse scandal in Boston, and how to avoid effeminacy as a man. We often associate effeminacy with men acting like women, but the reality, as St. Thomas Aquinas teaches, it is the vice directly opposed to perseverance and courage. How does this show itself today and how can we as men reject this vice?

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Monica, Augustine, and the Power of Prayer

“If our loved one is indeed in purgatory, they would much rather have our prayers than our praise.” The end of August brings us back-to-back feast days of two great saints, Monica and Augustine. There are few saint stories as legendary as t…

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Perseverance On The Path

Perseverance On The PathThe Saints have left us the example of those who sought perfection. Not perfection in being (this is not possible for fallen creatures this side of Heaven) but perfection in will, which grace promises and God commands: “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). The distinction is that we are not […]

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How Can Marriage Persevere Through Hardships?

How Can Marriage Persevere Through Hardships?Ben and I celebrate fourteen years of marriage on June 30th. When we see starry-eyed couples together, we give each other a knowing glance and wry smile. There’s something we’ve weathered that we—as young, blissful newlyweds—couldn’t understand. Likewise, we notice older couples who have been married several decades, and they carry a wisdom in their […]

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Saints will be the answer to the problems of our culture

the Solemnity of All Saints, which is always for me one of the most inspiring feast days of the year. It reminds me that I am not alone and that I am surrounded always by this “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) who are members of the same Church as I am, and who are not only models for me but friends who are helping me to attain the goal of my life.

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