Catholic Politics in the Modern World: Liberalism and Integralism

“What Vatican II offers politics is liberalism for the sake of integralism by articulating the idea of integral human development.”

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On Millenials and Restless Hearts

Nor will they gain freedom of mind unless they submit themselves with their whole heart for God’s sake. Run here or there, thou wilt find no rest, but in an humble subjection under the government of a superior. The imagination and changing of places have deceived many. – St. Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ […]

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Windows into Heaven

The Eastern Church in the 8th century experienced the “iconoclastic controversy.” The main controversy was over the veneration of icons (holy images of Jesus, Mary, the Saints &c.). Those who thought icons ought not be used destroyed icons (hence the name “icon-smasher”). Saint John of Damascus responds to this controversy in On the Divine Images. […]

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Houses of God

One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 26 [27]: 4 Between the fire at Notre Dame, Holy Week, and […]

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St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Response to Modernity

I was prompted to write this post because of something my Catholic seminarian friend, Andrew Lane, shared on Facebook. His post was this: Today Love is being killed. We want to blame hate, because it’s repulsive. But I think there are few who are truly hateful. Love is not just being choked by hate. It […]

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His Friends are Ours, Too

Before I was confirmed in the Catholic Church, I never anticipated how comforting I would find the intercession of the saints. For me at the time, it was nice to know that the saints do pray for us and intercede on behalf of the Church. But when times become trying and you need a lot […]

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An Antidote to Our Troubled Times

“I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, ‘What can get through such snares?’ Then I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Humility.’” – St. Anthony the Great While reading Saint Teresa of Avila’s autobiography I found her humility incredibly striking. Here is a piece of her […]

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Being Woman, Called to Love, Bearing Life

All my life, I have had wonderful people around me who demonstrate good marriages, especially my own parents, for which I am incredibly grateful. I had older Christians in my life who helped form me, and thanks to all of these people and their wisdom, I knew marriage would be incredibly humbling. I knew marriage […]

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One in Christ, One in Truth

Growing up as a Protestant, I got it in my head that unity in Christianity would come about if people stopped caring about the specifics of the faith. For some reason, when I would read Christ’s high priestly prayer (Jn 17), the prayer he prayed for unity before his passion and death, the prayer “that […]

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A Feast for Life

Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Lord, give […]

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