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Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family – a model for all families. Pope Paul VI on Nazareth and family life: May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family’s holy and enduring character and exemplifying its basic function in society: a community […]


Posted at: December 30th, 2011 - 7:42 pm - Number of Comments » 0

St. Maximilian Kolbe is typically considered the patron saint of drug addicts/against addiction and Venerable Matt Talbot is also frequently called on to help those with addiction, but St. Mark Ji Tianxiang might be worth praying to for help as well. I’ve never heard of him until I read this article recently. St. Mark is […]


Posted at: December 29th, 2011 - 3:58 am - Number of Comments » 2

On this TOB Tuesday, check out the TOB Institute’s Theology of the Body Christmas reflection from Fr. John Sullivan: During my teenage years, I played an odd game with my five brothers and two sisters during Christmas time. We would play a version of “Where’s Waldo?” with baby Jesus. After Midnight Mass, we would come […]


Posted at: December 27th, 2011 - 9:43 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Happy second day of Christmas! While the rest of the world moves on from Christmas, for Catholics, the Christmas season has only just begun. I love this passage from a sermon by St. Leo the Great that is part of the Office of Readings every Christmas: “Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us […]


Posted at: December 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Our Bridegroom is here! Go out and welcome Him!


Posted at: December 25th, 2011 - 10:24 am - Number of Comments » 0

Greetings from the Sunshine State – where we’re guaranteed to have a white Christmas this year! Here I am at what has been my “office” since last Saturday and will be for the next five weeks: It does not suck. Crash doesn’t think it sucks, either I wish I could say that it’s been that […]


Posted at: December 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm - Number of Comments » 5

In a brilliant (as always) post last week, Msgr. Charles Pope notes that Christmas is a good time to ponder the magnificence of human conception, gestation, birth and life: Even as we extoll the birth of Jesus, we also do well to acknowledge the awesome and mysterious truth that every human person emerges not merely […]


Posted at: December 23rd, 2011 - 12:08 am - Number of Comments » 0

In response to a post I wrote at Ignitum Today last month about contemplating death, a reader commented: [W]hy not look at death as a meeting with the One we have been waiting for all our lives, similar to a soldier who is on the battlefield and thinks of his beloved waiting back home for […]


Posted at: December 21st, 2011 - 3:39 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Time for the week four Theology of the Body Advent reflection from the TOB Institute. This time from Fr. Patrick Nwokoye: Two weeks ago, I was in Bethlehem where our Savior Jesus Christ was born. As I walked through the town amidst thousands of pilgrims, I wondered what it must have felt like two thousand […]


Posted at: December 20th, 2011 - 10:38 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Are you “Tebowed”-out, yet? I absolutely love the guy both as a football player and a human being, but even I’m getting a bit Tebow-fatigued from the constant barrage of Tebow related news articles and blog posts. And, yet, here I am writing another one of my own. But it’s for a good cause. The […]


Posted at: December 18th, 2011 - 2:23 pm - Number of Comments » 4