Catholic Living

Gluttony

Our world is awash in idolatry, from the "hard" idolatry of Pachamama to the "soft" idolatry of our smartphone obsession and celebrity culture. This widespread idolatry might be caused by something you wouldn’t suspect.

Our world is awash in idolatry, from the "hard" idolatry of Pachamama to the "soft" idolatry of our smartphone obsession and celebrity culture. This widespread idolatry might be caused by something you wouldn’t suspect.

One theme among some conservatives has been the role of Russia as a sort of holy scourge of a decadent West. But the answer to Western problems is not salvation by way of Eastern Orthodoxy.

Countless people no longer adhere to the truth of the Catholic Thing. Their numbers appear to have become like the sands of the sea—whole families fractured, as it were, by the defection of so great a number of their children.

As the world continually demands blind and unquestioning acceptance of The Current Narrative, Catholics should be more critical and judge those Narratives by the standards of our Faith.

One positive result of the Covid chaos has been a desire to return to our roots—to our communities where the food is tastier, the work is local, and the ability to preserve and reuse is more accessible.

Too many Catholic biblical scholars live off the substance of a faith they no longer believe in, a faith every detail of which they despise.

A good man might pray the imprecatory psalms against Putin; a perfect man would love him and pray for him. Which takes more courage?

The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky believed that we are individually responsible for the sins of everyone in the world—and it is a mindboggling and soul-shaking meditation that is ripe material for Lent.

In striving for sanctity, the ancients had an advantage over us. They had something that many of us appear to have lost: they actually believed in an objective order.

Forming Watchful Teens

Parents need to help their teenage children become discerning users of film.

Today is a critical moment when we are given the opportunity to make a choice, to ask ourselves why we are Catholic.

Hundreds of Catholics gathered in front of a hotel hosting a satanic conference to do reparation and bind the dark forces present.

As part of our push to save traditional forms of Catholic life, why don’t we begin asking that our priests perform for us the old and beloved rites and customs that have been forgotten in the course of the twentieth century?

We have lost in the new liturgy our connection to our past. Many of us need the venerable liturgies, the timeless chants, the changeless gestures, to help us feel the eternal presence of Christ.

Now “community” is often treated as virtually essential by Catholics from the most traditionalist to the most modern. But is this hyper-focus on community necessary?

Is it moral to attend the reception following a sinful wedding? Or does that also support the sin being celebrated?

Why Do I Teach?

Teachers are called to urging their students to climb onto those ancestral shoulders and see the distant shore where truth and beauty beckon, the very things that so animated the lives of those who came before us. 

Due to the hard work and prayers of a few committed people, a Catholic school not only survived, but it was transformed.

Today, the command to “follow the science” is the perfect tool to speed the centralization of governmental power all in the name of combatting COVID-19.

What do you say to a loved one who is getting married outside the Church? Dr. Janet Smith shares a letter she sent to a loved one in this situation.

Unchaining Our Health

As Catholics are learning more and more about the role of fetal tissue research in modern medicine, they are asking how they can break free from its chains.

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