Tag Archives: faith

Reflection on Advent | Catholic Central

(upbeat music) LIBBY: So, Advent. The four weeks before Christmas that you have to slog through before you finally get something new and shiny, right? Well, maybe, but only if you ignore the lessons of this liturgical season. Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and is a time when Catholics focus on the themes… Read More »

Marriage | Catholic Central

KAI: What you watching? LIBBY: Marriage Hacks for the Lazy and Self-Absorbed. KAI: As if you could learn anything about marriage from a four-minute video. LIBBY: Seriously, I mean covering the complex issues of a major lifetime commitment like marriage shouldn’t be at least five minutes. KAI: Six to get to the Catholic stuff. (upbeat… Read More »

Forces of Evil | Catholic Central

(horror music) LIBBY: Boo! KAI: Ah! OLD MAN: Shhh! LIBBY: (whispering) Oh come on, it’s just a movie. KAI: Exorcisms are real. LIBBY: Real, but rare. (screams in movie) (horror music) (Catholic Central theme music plays) KAI: Hi, I’m Libby. Welcome to Catholic Central. KAI: And I’m Kai. Today, our topic is the forces of… Read More »

Saint Dominic of Silos”Saint of the Day” December 20(365 Days of Saints)

Saint Dominic of Silos was a Spanish monk, to whom the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, where he served as the abbot, is dedicated. He is revered as a saint in the Catholic Church Born in Cañas, La Rioja, to a family of peasants, he worked as a shepherd before becoming a Benedictine monk… Read More »

What is the Assumption of Mary?

Welcome to “Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Faith”. In this episode, our question is, “What is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Blessed Mother?” The Feast of the Assumption is the Catholic belief that the Blessed Mother, the mother of Jesus, was assumed or taken up into Heaven body and soul. Her… Read More »

A Boy’s Journey to Sainthood: St. Paisios the Athonite

Before the Venerable Paisios the Athonite was glorified and declared a Saint … before he was a beloved elder whose guidance countless people sought … before he was a simple monk or a carpenter or even a soldier, St. Paisios was a child. A baby boy. And like all other babies on planet Earth, he… Read More »

America has outgrown its ‘Judeo-Christian’ label. What’s next? | Eboo Patel

When I go to college campuses, one of the ways I like to open my talk is I say, when the Mayflower Pilgrims landed on the eastern seaboard and they approached Plymouth Rock, they dusted it off, they saw etched on the stone the words, “Judeo-Christian nation.” And there’ll be a long pause, and all… Read More »

Prayer of a Suffering Church: Catholics on the Abuse Crisis

I remember when the scandal hit the news this one time. My friend texted me. She’s like, I can’t go to church anymore. I didn’t know how to answer because I didn’t want to go to church, but I — at the same time These are the moments we need God. When the abuse crisis… Read More »