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Tenebrae Photopost 2017

This year, we begin our Tenebrae photopost with something quite special, part of Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere used in the service at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, run by the Institute of Christ the King. The special...Show More Summary

Pope Francis's TED Talk: "The future does have a name, and its name is Hope."

As I meet, or lend an ear to those who are sick, to the migrants who face terrible hardships in search of a brighter future, to prison inmates who carry a hell of pain inside their hearts, and to those, many of them young, who cannot...Show More Summary

How Could Liberals Have Been So Wrong?

Entertainers used to ask the question, “Will it play in Peoria?” Thanks to technology which enables media to reach a national audience instantly, they think they don’t have to, but they still do. The Politico recently published a navel-gazing indictment of the entire journalistic establishment which failed to see and understand the forces that propelled [...]

Well Said: Stories and Spiders

Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each. Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Genesis Notes: What Abraham's Life Means to Us

GENESIS 22 & 23Abraham's story with all the drama and events and lies and faulty humans is actually a story that shows us God's faithfulness and love. I never would have thought of it this way before going through this study but it is undeniable. Show More Summary

Registration for Fota Conference in July Now Open

St Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that the Fota X International Liturgy Conference will be held in Cork, Ireland, July 8-10, 2017.The subject of the conference is Resourcing the Prayers of the Roman Liturgy:...Show More Summary

Concerts of Newly Composed Work by Frank La Rocca in Galway, London and San Francisco

As mentioned in passing in yesterday’s article, a new composition by American composer Frank La Rocca will be premiered later this week. For the benefit of those who might wish to attend, but didn’t make it to last paragraph... Ne irascaris Domine will be performed in Galway, Ireland, and Oakland, California on April 29th. Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Trump administration asks for delay in HHS fight

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // Dozens of Republicans in Congress sent a letter to President Trump urging him to restore religious liberty: “We … request that you sign the draft executive order on religious liberty, as reported by numerous outlets on February 2, 2017, in order to protect millions of Americans whose religious freedom has been attacked or threatened [...]

Why the Trump administration might be delaying HHS fight

The Trump administration is requesting a 60-day delay with the federal courts so that they continue their negotiations with East Texas Baptist University and the other religious organizations that have requested relief from the HHS contraceptive mandate on religious grounds. This delay certainly has supporters of religious liberty nervous, especially since Ivanka Trump has been [...]

Holy Thursday 2017 Photopost (Part 2)

As always, our thanks to the many readers who sent in photos of their liturgies. I apologize for the delay in getting this up; last week turned out to be very busy indeed, but this week, we should be able to cover most of your photographs of the Triduum, and get to Easter soon enough. Show More Summary

Bridging the Gap - Music for Entertainment That Speaks of the Liturgy

If we are to evangelize the culture, we need creative artists in all disciplines who connect with people today. This is the primary and achievable aim, in my opinion, of the study of the arts as an academic discipline. It is not so much...Show More Summary

Democrats to Catholics: Get Lost

The Democratic Party charade on abortion is finally over. Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has declared that every Democrat must be 100% pro-abortion. And according to an official statement: “that is not negotiable.” What does this mean? Tolerance, diversity, and ‘choice’ be damned. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Early Saturday Morning

Early Saturday Morningby Karin Jurick The painting is an homage to Edward Hopper's Early Sunday Morning and Summertime. Check out the Hopper painting at the link and you can see what a wonderful homage Jurick's painting is.

Well Said: The Value of Kneestem

"A lot of what you've been teaching me sometimes seems kind of useless. Like that kneestem you've got—I mean, it doesn't have anything to do with magic. It's just a weed. You said yourself it's worthless.""It is worthless to us and to animals, having no value either as medicine or as food," Ingold agreed, turning the dry wisp in his mittened fingers. Show More Summary

Books In the Pipeline

I just realized that between podcasts and my book club I've got a lot of varied reading coming up. I would say this interferes with my 2017 book goals but I tossed them out the window about a month ago.I'd kind of forced the list this year just because I'd done a reading goals in previous years. Show More Summary

A short interview about Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life

In this short Interview Extra, Scott sits down with Julie to discuss her new book Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life: Prayers and Reflections for Getting Closer.Hear it at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.

CV LOOP: Trump drops demand for border wall funding

BUDGET // With days left before the federal government runs out of money, President Trump appeared to back off of his demand for immediate funding of the border wall, removing an obstacle on a budget deal. BUSINESS TAX // The business tax in the United States is currently 35% — among the very highest in the industrialized world. Trump [...]

CV LOOP: DNC chair Tom Perez says all Dems must support abortion

ABORTION // Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said that all Democrats who run for political office must support abortion. ABORTION // A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortionShow More Summary

Restoring the Sacred in Catholic Art

Members of the Catholic Art Guild touring the Art Institute of Chicago An organization dedicated to the restoration of the Sacred in the visual arts has been established at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, a parish known for its renaissance...Show More Summary

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