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Artist Jonathan Byrne and The Face of Christ

Jonathan Byrne is a professional mid-career artist who lives in the coastal town of Blackrock in Dublin, Ireland. After many years of making images …

Art

Are Most Christians Clueless About Their True Identity?

Melanie Jean Juneau • June 23, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>A good friend, Martha, from Madonna House, “happened” to sit beside a self-proclaimed witch on an …

I Cannot Attend Your Wedding, Because of Love

Many Catholics struggle with how to handle situations where family and friends, who are Baptized Catholics but do not practice, choose to celebrate …

Faith

So, HOW Do We Live in the Love of Christ?

Melanie Jean Juneau • May 25, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>To the casual observer, I appear to be a devoted Catholic mother who has lived a sacrificial life …

Catholics and Mental Illness: Coming Out of the Shadows

Melanie Jean Juneau • May 13, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>Since mental illness is as common and invisible among the faithful as it is in secular circles, …

Catholicism Is, Most Importantly, An Experiential Faith

Melanie Jean Juneau • April 23, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>A Catholic, baptized into the very life of Christ ( CCC 1213), is invited to discover much more …

Living With Only a Thin Veil Between Earth and Heaven

Although I tend to rush through my daily duties like a solitary soul, disconnected from God and other people, recent encounters with birth, death, …

A Spiritual Solidarity Binds Us To Souls In Purgatory

Melanie Jean Juneau • March 25, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>Just like gravity affects us whether we understand it or not, the Communion of Saints, the …

Pro-Life Motherhood: A Feminist Career Choice ?

Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power, and wealth. However, the trend in the last …

Time, Progressivism, Death, and the Liturgical Calendar

Patrick Malone • March 3, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>Time present and time past<p>Are both perhaps present in time future,<p>And time future contained in time past.<p>…

Pope Francis: A Corrupt Creation, Christian Hope, and Rebirth

<i></i>On February 22, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the importance of Christian hope in the face sin during his weekly General Audience. …

Christianity

The Problem of Ingrained Sin

Melanie Jean Juneau • February 10, AD2017<p>When we feel cut off from God, battling a losing war with ingrained sin, the only viable solution to our …

Surprised By Three Miracles

Melanie Jean Juneau • January 19, AD2017<p>Modern, educated folk tend to dismiss the miraculous, preferring to believe science will eventually provide a …

Only Spirit Inspired Evangelization Is Effective

Trained to evangelize, with social media at their fingertips, modern Catholics might be surprised to discover that the most effective missionaries …

John Paul II

During Christmas, Find Christ’s Joy In Your Deepest Wounds

“In my deepest wound, I saw your glory and it dazzled me.”- Saint Augustine.Most people assume they will automatically feel cheerful during …

Happiness

The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

Last year, I found myself in a terrible position. It was a Sunday morning and I was preparing to take my kids to Mass. The problem was that I …

Christianity

Waiting To Give Birth With Mary

One day in December, our new priest led an Advent reflection in the school gym and asked the students, “Who is waiting for the birth of a new brother …

Babies

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend

The Power of Images To Change LivesMarie Constantin, the photographer and author of <i>Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer,</i> understands<i></i> images …

Christianity

Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

Travelling to my second school drop-off the other day, I was listening to the Patrick Madrid Show and he was discussing the Fatima apparitions, the …

Divorce

Are You Saved ?

Forty years ago, when I was still a Protestant, I looked at Catholics with suspicion. Catholicism seemed like a cult that worshiped Mary and idolized …

Faith

Struggling To Hear God In the Silence? Try Colouring

I recently spoke on the phone with Tara. M. Owens, CSD, MTS, the author of<i> At Play In God’s Creation- an illuminating coloring book</i><b>.</b> This book is not …

Faith

Come, Bless God’s Creatures Great and Small

When God’s creatures are blessed and surrounded by the love of God, they absorb and reflect His love back in seemingly miraculous ways. My husband …

Pets

Judas Pontius Kaine

As a conscientious Catholic voter, who has examined the words and actions of the Catholic Democrat candidate, Tim Kaine, I have come to the …

Rights & Freedoms

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Joseph Stalin: “How many divisions has the Pope?“Pius XII (later, to Winston Churchill) : “Tell my son Joseph he will meet my divisions in heaven.“In …

History

The Most Holy Rosary as a Divine Path

We all know the beauty and power of the Holy Rosary, and yet sometimes, even often, we do not think about how truly transcendent this gift from …

Self-improvement

Transgenderism and Girl Stereotypes

One of the more memorable scenes from <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i> was the fist fight started by Jean Louise “Scout” Finch against Walter Cunningham on the …

Gender

Bill Donaghy & TOB: Step Away from the Insanity Into Reality

After interviewing Bill Donaghy from The Theology of the Body Institute about their upcoming Congress this September, I was filled with hope and joy …

Christianity

If It Is True, It Is Not New

<i>If it is new, it is not true, and if it is true, it is not new</i>.Every once and again, a message, post, or pin will ask the simple question, “How old …

Religion

Lessons from Prison Ministry

One Saturday morning about a year and a half ago I attended training to volunteer at the local county jail. During the training, the deputy …

Prison