Restored: Jesus Brings Us New Life

4 minutes By Ellie Bixenman, Catholic University of America, En Español Here When we see the face of Jesus Christ in a painting, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Most of the time, Jesus seems so far from us because he is so powerful, reigning with God-like qualities. However, do we ever think about […]

Blessed Carlo Acutis: Meet the Teen Who Could become the First Millennial Saint

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Alleluia! Alleluia! “Death is defeated! The King is alive!” Just this past Saturday, October 10, the Holy Father beatified the first millennial, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo was a regular teenager in so many ways—he enjoyed playing video games, was a computer genius, and loved hanging out with friends. But above […]

Did Jesus Really Descend into Hell?

3 minutes By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College In the fifth article of the Apostles Creed, Catholics profess that “He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again from the dead.” Many Catholics do not even think about what they are saying when they profess their faith in the Creed. When they do, they usually […]

Take the Church into Your Home

7 minutes By Josh Mansfield Originally published at: http://brentthebyzantine.com/2019/09/take-the-church-into-your-home/ A couple weeks ago, I was relaxing one evening and praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the 54-Day Rosary Novena for our Nation and for the Church. When I got to the 5th Mystery, the Crucifixion, I started meditating on our Lord’s words from the Cross to […]

The Prophecy of Christ: Biblical Exegesis

11 minutes By Christopher Centrella The purpose of this paper is to give a commentary on Isaiah 11:1-9, first in a literal sense, and then in a spiritual sense. In order to do this, the previous few chapters in Isaiah will be briefly discussed, analyzing the historical and cultural backgrounds of the oracles, in order to determine […]

Merry Christmas, No Flavor Added

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< 1 minute By Jeanne Hathway   In the simple spirit of the first Christmas, I have one thought to offer: “The ox and the donkey understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem. And it is the same today.” (Thomas Merton, American mystic) I’m no high priest, but I am much further removed from […]