PALM SVNDAY EDITION

Our Daily Battle With the World, the Flesh, & the Devil

We are at war. ☩ Allison Low at Catholic Stand

The first-century Roman senator who wrote about Jesus’ crucifixion

Tacitus describes Nero's persecution of Christians, & affirms the crucifixion of Christ. ☩ John Burger at Aleteia

Why a 9/11 firefighter became a priest

The story of Tom Colucci. ☩ Aleteia

The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

One of the more misunderstood of the cardinal sins is sloth. Most see it merely as laziness, but there is more to it than that. Let’s take a moment & consider some aspects of this cardinal sin. ☩ Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

Worried about a friend or family member? Try the Green Scapular

The Green Scapular is often used to ask God for a physical healing or spiritual conversion. ☩ Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

The Wisdom of Suffering

☩ Daniel Cerdeiras at Those Catholic Men

The Untapped Power of Faith in Action

☩ Edward Monti at Catholic Stand

Book Review: Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age

One look at any art museum & the numberless portraits of the Madonna & Child that invariably hang there will demonstrate exactly how successful the relationship between the Church & the artist has been in the history of Western civilization. ☩ Joseph O'Brien at Dappled Things

Doing the Right Thing Moment by Moment

This Lent I have set myself the goal of daily Mass attendance. So far I have missed it twice, but not because of my unwillingness. . . ☩ Sofia Abasolo at Catholic Stand

New Vestments! Stunning new Pontifical Set has arrived!

It has been a long time coming, but the day has arrived. Today we received the new Pontifical Mass vestments from Rome. ☩ Fr. Z's Blog

Transformation, Whatever It May Be

The parish we were members of when we lived in Wisconsin offered a weekly Bible study. Every Monday night we would meet to discuss the Scripture for the following Sunday. One night I walked into what I presumed would be the typical thought-provoking evening and walked out challenged and changed. ☩ Janet Meyer at Catholic Stand

New website offers closeup views of Shroud of Turin

ShroudPhotos.com brings together Vernon Miller's scientific images of the disputed relic. ☩ John Burger at Aleteia

On Being & Becoming Human

Human experimentation is being widely conducted today both in the narrow, scientific sense, such as in the CRISPR gene editing program, and in the broader, cultural sense, such as in raising children “gender-neutral.” ☩ Marty Dybicz at Catholic Stand

The Ambo: A Brief Consideration

Today, when one refers to an "ambo" in a church, most would tend to think of a small podium. However, the ambo was at one time a much more grandiose structure. . . ☩ Shawn R. Tribe at Liturgical Arts Journal

Toxic Femininity & its Antidote- Dr. Carrie Gress

Carrie Gress is onto something extremely important. We all talk about the anti-Christ and toxic masculinity, but what about the anti-Mary and toxic femininity?. ☩ Patrick Coffin at Catholic Stand

Art for Prayer: Albrecht Durer's Green Passion

The Green Passion is one of several cycles drawn by Durer between the end of the 15th century and the beginning of 16th century. ☩ Kinga Lipinska at Liturgical Arts Journal

You Are Precious To Me

Because you are precious in my eyes and honored, and I love you,. . . (Isiah 43:4) ☩ Guy McClung, Ph.D., J.D., at Catholic Stand

Quæritur: Father doses off during Mass

I’ve noticed one of our priests frequently doses off & falls asleep. . .sometimes even during Mass or other liturgical functions. Thankfully, the sleeping is short lived and he wakes back up, but I fear he might fall off into a deeper sleep causing liturgical functions & Mass to be delayed. What would be the appropriate thing to do if such were to happen? ☩ Fr. T. Ferguson at Fr. Z's Blog

Hope & Joy From an Unborn Child

☩ Barbara Padolina at Catholic Stand

Rooted in Love

☩ Erin Cain at Ignitum Today

Love & Commitment

☩ Carol Monaco at Catholic Stand

A Brief Summary of Traditionalism

☩ David Breitenbeck at The Imaginative Conservative

The Second Conversion

☩ Richard Van Kirk at Catholic Stand

Can Beer Brewing Help Restore Christian Culture?

☩ Jesse B. Russell, Ph.D., at Crisis Magazine