Category Archives: Faith Reflections

Can the ancient tradition of monasticism be part of the new evangelization?

Originally at: http://americamagazine.org/issue/life-another-level by Mark Plaiss We were about a half mile from the monastery, hoeing weeds out of the pumpkin patch. The late-June sun of Iowa beat down upon Hal and me, and sweat streamed down our faces. Our shirts … Continue reading

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A Short Film on ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in its history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today’s society:

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Mother Teresa, Saint of Darkness

Originally at: http://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2016/01/06/mother_teresa_saint_of_darkness.html by Robert Barron Like so many others around the world, I was overjoyed to hear of the recent decision of the Vatican to canonize Mother Teresa, a woman generally recognized, during her lifetime, to be a “living saint.” … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Benedict Option

Originally at: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-dark-side-of-the-benedict-option/ by Rod Dreher When I write the Benedict Option book over the next few months, I consider it very important that I include a chapter on the dark side of Ben Op projects — this, so those individuals, and … Continue reading

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Should We Have Married Priests?

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/should-we-have-married-priests by Fr. Dwight Longenecker When Catholics discover that I am a married priest the vast majority of them say, “That’s fantastic! I hope the Church changes to allow our priests to marry. That would solve this problem of pedophile … Continue reading

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Pink Sisters mark 100 years of nonstop prayer, seek 100 more

Originally at: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f5d2cbda8f0a4d1ea26cc82a6faa9a1b/pink-sisters-mark-100-years-nonstop-prayer-seek-100-more by Natalie Pompilio For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love. Now, to address their shrinking numbers and ensure their … Continue reading

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The Other Benedict Option

Originally at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2015/12/the-other-benedict-option.html by Marc Barnes When I first heard the term “Benedict Option” I thought it referred to the popular movement to elect Benedict Cumberbatch as the leader of the Free World, and as such, was all about it. Upon … Continue reading

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