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Well Said: Bandaging the wounds of the world.

In observing the poor, I too have learned to say, in poverty: My God I am glad about all the trials I have experienced, and I thank you in advance for all the ones yet to come. I hope they will help to bandage the wounds of the world. Show More Summary

Now I Walk In Beauty

We are delighted to post Jeffrey Morse's review of the CMAA's latest publication, Now I Walk In Beauty by Wilko Brouwers. To purchase this new book, please visit the CMAA Shop.Now I Walk In Beauty: 100 Songs and Melodies for School and...Show More Summary

Valentine's Day is on Ash Wednesday. That's bad.

Beyond Cana is on Feb. 16-18. That's good! That's very good! If you live near Dallas, we've got a great romantic package that lasts for more than one evening.The Beyond Cana ® marriage retreat offers the time and tools to restore and strengthen marriages - with God and His direction for us at the center. Show More Summary

“Where Has God Gone?”: The Pressure of Horror Vacui

Horror Vacui (1980) by Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) In a famous passage in Joyous Wisdom, “the parable of the madman,” Friedrich Nietzsche writes:“Where has God gone?” he cried. “I shall tell you. We have killed him — you and I. All of us are his murderers. Show More Summary

The Blessing of the Lambs on the Feast of St Agnes 2018

As she does every year, our Roman friend Agnese celebrated her name-day (tanti auguri!) with a visit to the church of Saint Agnes Outside-the-Walls, the original site of the martyr’s burial. Each year at the principal Mass of the feast...Show More Summary

LOOP: Government remains shut down as Dems stall

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set a Monday noon vote to reopen the partially shuttered federal government in exchange for a promise to vote on immigration legislation next month. Democrats refused the deal at 10 pm last night. Show More Summary

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Weekend Joke: What Causes Arthritis?

A drunk man, who smelled of liquor, sat down on a subway next to a priest. The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick,and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his coat pocket.He opened his newspaper...Show More Summary

Dominican Rite Sung Mass for First Saturday of February, Oakland CA

A Dominican Rite Missa Cantata will sung at the Priory of St. Albert the Great, the house of studies of the Western Dominican Province in Oakland, CA, on February 3, at 10:30 am. This will be the first of the Dominican Rite First Saturday Masses of Spring semester, 2018.The celebrant will be Fr. Show More Summary

The Byzantine Great Blessing of the Waters

Since today is the feast of the Epiphany on the Julian Calendar, which is followed by both Catholics and Orthodox of the Byzantine Rite in various parts of the world, I thought I would give a somewhat more complete description of one of the loveliest and most popular ceremonies of the day, the Great Blessing of the Waters. Show More Summary

A Great Report from Irish TV on the Dominicans

The Irish national television network RTÉ posted to their website a few days ago an edition of the program Nationwide which takes a really positive and sympathetic look at the life and vocation of the Dominican friars. Dominican vocations...Show More Summary

Well Said: To have a child ...

To have a child is to embrace a future you can't control. Tom French, RadioLab, 23 Weeks 6 Days episode

Worth a Thousand Words: Pathway

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LOOP: Senate Democrats want to shutdown government over immigration

MARCH FOR LIFE  Hundreds of thousands of Americans will take to the streets of the nation’s capital to protest abortion today. Ahead of the March, Vice President Mike Pence met at the White House with pro-life activists from Students for Life of America. “You can see in this rising generation the truth is catching on. And [...]

#MarchForLife and the Moral Dystopia Foretold in Humanae Vitae

2018 is a doubly significant year in the history of the March for Life. This year marks 45 years since Roe v. Wade, and 50 years since Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, the profound and controversial encyclical that predicted so many of the problems that have resulted from widespread access to contraception and abortion. [...]

St Margaret of Hungary and Hagiographical Skepticism

On the calendar of the Dominican Order in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms, today is the feast of St Margaret of Hungary, who died on this day in the year 1270 at the age of 28. In earlier versions of the Dominican liturgical books, she is found on other days. Show More Summary

Church in Tolentino, Italy, Restored After 2016 Earthquakes

In the Italian city of Tolentino, located in the Marches region, the church of the Sacred Heart and St Benedict was badly damaged by the same earthquakes that wrought so much devastation in nearby Norcia. After a year of restoration,...Show More Summary

Greg Thornbury, Lou Barletta v Bob Casey, #MeToo Madness & #March4Life

The CatholicVote Radio Hour, Episode 18: Congressman Lou Barletta, The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo, and CatholicVote’s Joshua Mercer join host Stephen Herreid to talk about Barletta’s campaign against faux-life Senator Bob Casey, How Aziz Ansari helped build the #MeToo monster that might devour him, religious liberty, and the March for Life in Washington, D.C. (we’ll [...]

Lagniappe: His long body

... his long body was as still as the floor it lay on. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon No real significance to this, just it is so beautifully put.

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