Renee Roden on the life of Thomas Becket as an icon of martyrdom. His martyrdom is not simply an expression of self-sacrifice. But authentic friendship.
Timothy P. O'Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on the powerful weakness of God revealed at Christmas in the infant Christ.
Jared Dees of Ave Maria Press writes about the power of the Angelus as a devotion intended to prepare us to celebrate feast of Christmas.
For some Christian people throughout the world, especially Mexican and Mexican-American Christians, December 12, of course, is the celebration of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. The feast commemorates her December 9–12, 1531 appearan...
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception is a doctrine that continually mystifies me. Each year as December 8th rolls around, I annually struggle to understand what exactly is so significant here that elevates this feast to a holy day of o...
What happens when experience is treated as an end unto itself? Madeline Running thinks about how young people might properly understand experience in college.
Brian McMichael of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend suggests that the pastoral rites for the dead are an occasion for practicing the virtue of hope.