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Tiny Saintly Treasures in Burma

St. Mary's Cathedral in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar) is a whimsical Gothic Revival jewel box designed by famous Dutch Catholic architect Joseph Cuypers. A full description of this delightful church can be found here. The double-spired, red...

The Dying Out of Women Religious, Teacher Suspended For Using Wrong Pronoun, and More Great Links!

The Dying Out of Women Religious & the Crisis of Religious, Priestly Vocations, Wherein Fr. Z Rants -  Fr. Z’s Blog+++ Christian Teacher Su

5 Remote Churches in the West

It’s nice to get away from the city and find a peaceful church in which to pray.  The following are some Catholic churches on the West Coast in remote settings.   Blessed Sacrament Church (Elk, California) Elk is a small, seaside community in...

The 4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration of Our Lord

“I’m having trouble deciding which mystery I should I examine next. Since you inspired this project, which one do you find most puzzling?” I asked my son as we drove to his Confirmation retreat. John thought for a minute. “The Transfiguration....

Criticizing the Critics and Never Engaging Them, Stay-at-Home Moms Save the World, and More Links!

Criticizing the Critics of Amoris Lætitia, But Never Engaging Them – George Weigel, The Catholic World Report How Stay-at-Home Mothers are Saving the World&n

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’: A Glimpse of the Real Charles Dickens

The Christmas holiday was really no big deal in nineteenth-century England. The British celebrated Easter, to be sure; but in the 17th century, Britain's sober Puritans had scorned the wild parties which characterized the Christmas season, and...

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring: Dominican Sisters of Mary Christmas CD Tops Charts

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, have a way of skyrocketing to the top of the musical charts when they release an album of heavenly hymns and songs. They did it again because one month after releasing their latest album —...

What If All The Conspiracy Theories Are True?

 What if Macbeth was not really written by William Shakespeare, and a group of people has been suppressing this truth for hundreds of years?  What if the moon landing were a hoax created by network executives to boost television ratings?  What if...

Art, Body Image, and Gratitude

When we decided to study the history of art with our children as part of their homeschooling I did not realize that the course of this study would show me just how deeply I had been influenced by the secular media to disvalue my physical...

Places and People God Chose in the Old Testament

In both Calvinist and Catholic theology, God’s “elect” are often understood to be the people that God has chosen to be saved on the last day. The basis of this divine choice is much discussed in theology. However, before considering the way a...