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Advent in Aleppo

By now you’ve likely heard of the devastating events in the wake of the final battle for Aleppo in the past few days. The Syrian government has taken control of much of the city, but people still trapped in a small area of east Aleppo held by the remaining rebels have been sending harrowing goodbyes and […]

What we know about St. Lucy

Most of what we know about St. Lucy is relegated to the realm of rumors and romantic legend. Much of her history has been lost over the years, so there are only a handful of things we know for certain about this saint. Her life What we do know is that she was a holy […]

The Muslim restaurant serving up Christmas cheer

Here’s some news to warm your heart this Advent season. A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering free three-course meals on Christmas day to the elderly and the homeless. In a handwritten note, shared through a Facebook post, the restaurant encouraged its followers to share the post and spread the news to ensure that “No one […]

Tour this gorgeous Italian Cathedral online

I think 360 photos and video are probably the best thing to happen to the internet and photography since cat memes. As proof, check out this 360 photo of the inside of Milan Cathedral, or the Duomo di Milano. The largest church in Italy (St. Peter’s, which is larger, is located in Vatican City State) took […]

A German priest’s Advent reflections from World War II

Father Alfred Delp was in the midst of his studies to become a Jesuit priest when Hitler took power in Germany in 1933. Despite increasing difficulties under the regime, he was ordained a priest for the order in 1937. His first assignment as a priest was on the editorial staff of the influential Jesuit publication Stimmen der […]

The final twist to 2016: Starbucks will have Nativity cups this Christmas

This time last year, one of the internet’s biggest arguments was “Red Cup Gate” – the stirring controversy over whether Starbucks’ plain red cups constituted a war on Christmas. Ah, those were simpler times. People were upset that the cups portrayed no symbols of Christmas – but actually, most people were upset that people were upset […]

Quotes to dig you out of the post-election pit of despair

To (sort of) quote Pope Francis, our election process is beginning to look like “an immense pile of filth.” (Laudato Si, pp. 21) In this post-election hour, we could all use a little hope and inspiration. No matter the outcome, let’s remember that Jesus is the true ruler and purpose in our lives. Here are five inspirational […]

Did the Cubs have some help from above?

Some joked it was apocalyptic – the Cubs won the World Series in game seven with extra innings after waiting 108 years to make it back to the Series. Is it possible they had help from above? The Cubs team chaplain is Fr. Burke Masters, a Catholic priest who played college baseball at Mississippi State […]

Carpool karaoke video with priests goes viral

If you haven’t seen these carpooling karaoke priests yet, stop what you’re doing and spend the next 8 minutes absorbing the awesome. The video features Father Keith Romke (left) and Father Kyle Manno (whose facial expressions are the highlight) jamming out to Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Burno Mars – among others – on their way to a Catholic youth […]

Men try birth control, experience side effects, quit.

Birth control is supposed to be the thing that liberated women. We are supposed to be falling on our knees, grateful that science has gifted us with a whole gamut of options that can block our fertility, all at the low low cost of negligible side effects like depression, weight gain, loss of libido, the shrinking of […]