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With its film Coco, Pixar opens up the world of pre-colonial Mexican belief in the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Miguel, the main character, longs to be a …

 “When the gong sounds, get the hell out of there. You’re neither of you up to the blood bath at the Cornucopia. Just clear out, put as much distance as …

When you’re walking by and see this: … you can’t just look away and pretend nothing happened. It might be the vibrant red that hits you in the face or …

 Br Joseph Ory “Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.” (Gaudete in Domino I) Chilling words, not because the …

 Br Joseph Ory, LC What I learned as a kid from my mom: if you get in a fight with your brother or sister, you should both say you’re sorry, …

.Br Patrick O’Loughlin, LC   Black   Mist   Night Breath   Word   Light. Sweat   Sword   Dusk   Sea Dawn   Staff   Waves   Free. Born   Blind   Wash   Sight Save   Me.   Unbidden those words came …

In Tolkien’s world of Arda, elves are the elder children of Ilúvatar, also known as the One.  Elves receive the gift of immortality and their spirits will remain with the …

I guess this is a common spiritual experience for many of us: we already know that only one thing, One Person, matters, but then we have to actually live it… …

by Ryan Carlin, LC   Ed Sheeran’s song “A Team” tells the story of a young lady who has gotten caught in a drug addiction which has subsequently driven her …

One of the most common phrases I hear is “today’s culture is falling apart.” With economic crises, countries with problematic governments, hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their countries in the …

This image above is a few of the ideas that I came up with for what the Sacred Heart means to me. The following is the explanation that I would …

There is a beautiful tradition in Italy in which a priest visits every household in his parish. They call it la benedizione (Italian for blessing). They pray a little prayer …

This article was originally published in In-Formarse, May 2016. It goes along well with the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy! At the center of a good story lies a key action …

“Thus I will rend with my teeth and nails the eternal pain that stings my heart.” With these stirring words, Gaetano Cellini engraves his powerful sculpture Humanity Against Evil. Here …

Kevin O’Byrne, LC   in light the Wood was made which with the fallen fruit was fraught the water ceased and to the Wood both wood and bow were brought …

We all have a sense that love is meant to be beautiful, splendid, amazing, but how often our expectations are let down. The fact is that love is frequently a …

Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy …

In honor of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I would like to share with you some reflections on the Holy Doors at St Peter’s Basilica.  Since each scenes on the …

“Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.” Hace algunos días tuve la oportunidad de participar en un congreso internacional científico-teológico. Fue una gran experiencia que me abrió los …

If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.     …

El cine se ha convertido en la actualidad en un arte dominante. Un elemento de gran importancia para la elección de una buena película es si ésta está basada en …

St Peter’s Basilica is a treasure trove of amazing things, but an interesting artifact tops many of the lists of must-sees: a 6 six foot wide circular slab of marble, …

Hi world. So, my name is Alex. I’ve was in prison for 24 years. I can’t say the name of the place because it’s top secret information but I was …

by Matthew Floro Although I never was allowed to have a toy gun of my own, toy soldiers cluttered my room, and my feet would hurt from stepping on them. …

Continuing our thoughts on beauty in art and in nature, I’d like to share with you a second parable: A father had two sons, both about five or six years …

When we ask if art could possibly be more beautiful than nature, our tendency is to at once deny it.  Isn’t creation much more important and beautiful than anything man …

por Lázaro García El título original está tomado del comentario francés de Maritain. La ciencia es un enigma. Comte y su lirismo pretenden explicar el mundo a través del enfoque …

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