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The cast of The Sisterhood, courtesy of A&E Networks.

I take it back: I’m excited about The Sisterhood reality show

As all of my followers will remember (and by followers, I mean my mom and like, two other people in Nebraska), I wrote a skeptical blog post about a new reality show coming to Lifetime T.V. When I first heard about The Sisterhood, a reality show about five 20-somethings considering the convent, I had my [...]

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What Advent traditions do you have with your kids?

Advent is nearly upon us! Sometimes it’s easy to allow Christmas to eclipse the season of Advent entirely. Often times, rather than using it as a time of preparation for Christmas, it gets relegated to the waiting period before the Christmas season. The Church established this liturgical season of waiting and preparation to allow us [...]

From left to right: Sr. Lucia, Mother Mary Catherine, Sr. Bernadette.

Crafting Your Vocation

The Church just finished celebrating Vocation’s Awareness week, and the Year of Consecrated Life is about to begin. We know that discernment can be difficult. Sometimes friends or family don’t understand the process. We live in a culture increasingly hostile to religion.  Sometimes, all you can do is shake it off. And just think, while you [...]

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Rome from Above: Breathtaking footage from The Eternal City

I’ve never been to Rome. But I almost feel like I have after watching this video with beautiful shots from all over the city. Whether you want to reminisce about a past pilgrimage or see the city for the first time, check out this video. The producers, Spirit Juice Studios, helped with filming for The [...]

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Interested in a free Masters degree in Theology?

Do you want to continue your education? Maybe you’re prayerfully considering a new path in life? Perhaps you feel called to roll up your sleeves and take part in the New Evangelization… What if you could do it with a full scholarship? The Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado has announced that they are accepting applications for [...]

Some of the grave markers in the Teutonic cemetery. Credit: Lauren Cater/Catholic News Agency

The lively history of the Vatican Teutonic cemetery

Tucked away between St. Peter’s Basilica and the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican is a centuries-old cemetery filled with gorgeous greenery and beautiful Catholic art called the Teutonic Cemetery. Named for the Teutons, an archaic term for Germanic peoples, the cemetery grounds used to be the site of the Circus of Nero, where [...]

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Dueling Seminarians: A tap dance battle for the ages

A youtube video of American tap-dancing seminarians has nearly 260,000 views and has even grabbed the attention of the secular media. Watch the battle below as seminarians David Rider and John Gibson show off their steps in Rome at the Pontifical North American College Rector’s Dinner in April. One of my personal favorite moments is around 1:20, [...]

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The Poetry of Saint John Paul II

Happy feast day of St. John Paul II, his first feast day as a canonized saint! Many know that St. John Paul II’s talents included acting and athletics, but did you know the Saint is also an accomplished poet? He loved to write about nature, humanity and God, and wrote poetry throughout his life – as [...]

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Best Beard of the 2014 Synod

Alright ladies and gents, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – who has the best beard at the “sausage making” Synod 2014? We were going to go with a “Who Wore It Best?” and include several categories – best placed zuchetto, biggest and blingiest pectoral cross (yes blingiest, just go with it), best-pressed [...]

Because what's a Christian video without a bit of cheese?

Five ridiculously cheesy Christian youtube videos

Youtube videos for the soul. Like Chicken Soup, only with more cheese (yes, that’s possible). Let us know if you know of any other gems out there! 1. By popular demand, I’ll start you off with a classic: Jesus is a friend of mine. If the rockin’ hairstyles and clothes of the 1970s don’t get [...]

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November 26, 2014

Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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