October 2016

A Trumpian Examination of Conscience

Renee Roden uses some of Donald Trump's more salacious comments during the election season as an opportunity to examine her own conscience.

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The Word Made Beautiful: The Saint John's Bible

A few years ago the McGrath Institute for Church Life welcomed Donald Jackson, the visionary calligrapher commissioned by St. John’s University in Collegeville to create a hand-written illuminated Bible using techniques that date b...

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10 Books for Adult Faith Formation: Part 4

Continuing our five-part follow-up to the essay "Forming Adults in Faith Through Fiction," here are the next ten recommended books for use in adult faith formation. 31) C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia This children's series unfolds...

Erasmus and the Second Vatican Council

John Courtney Murray referred to the development of doctrine as the “issue under the issues” at Vatican II.[1] Whether the Council Fathers considered changing the practice of liturgy, the teaching on religious freedom, or the...

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10 Books for Adult Faith Formation: Part 3

Continuing our five-part follow-up to the essay "Forming Adults in Faith Through Fiction," here are the next ten recommended books for use in adult faith formation. 21) Patricia Hample, Virgin Time: In Search of the Contemplati...

Motherhood as a Path to Sainthood

Saints throughout the ages have lived lives of heroic virtue in every imaginable context, as martyrs, missionaries, and mystics; doctors, lawyers, and teachers; workers, cloistered contemplatives, and itinerant beggars. There are also pl...

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10 Books for Adult Faith Formation: Part 2

Continuing our five-part follow-up to the essay "Forming Adults in Faith Through Fiction," here are the next ten recommended books for use in adult faith formation. 11) Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness This spiritual autobiography shows ...

How to Pray the Rosary with Middle Schoolers

Sammi Kretz describes introducing the Rosary to her middle school students and reflects on the importance of Marian devotion and traditional prayers.

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The Mystery of Fatherhood

As an adopting father, I have a unique relationship with my child. While many babies bond with their mother through late night breastfeeding, as adopting parents, my wife and I split this nightly vigil. From his earliest days in the...

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Speaking to the Heart

Ellen Voegele describes the ministry of COR at East 220, an organization that welcomes adults interested in exploring Catholicism or growing in faith.