Do Catholics Celebrate Magic?

The mass might seem magical, but is it really “magic”?

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Where Should the Tabernacle Be Placed?

In some ways, the topic of this week’s┬áCatholicism in Focus is a trivial one. It is the sort of topic that the Pharisees might have argued about, seemingly esoteric, having no effect on the lives of the poor… Read More

The Problem with the Ten Commandments

Every so often there is a debate in the political arena about placing the Ten Commandments in a public space, either a courthouse or at city hall. And while there is a lot to debate around this topic… Read More

What is a Miracle?

All throughout Scripture, we find extraordinary events revealing the wonder and power of God. The Red Sea is parted; the loaves are multiplied; people are healed; battles are won; a people are set free. For many of us,… Read More

A Retreat With Saint Bonaventure

This past weekend I left the world for a while. Like hermitage retreats in the past (one during postulancy and two during novitiate) I disconnected from technology, quieted my life, and spent the weekend in prayer and reflection…. Read More