New Advent
 Home   Encyclopedia   Summa   Fathers   Bible   Library 
 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

115 Spanish Civil War martyrs beatified in Almería


We live at a time when a great battle for life is being played out...
Anthony Lilles
To stand firm under fire, we need a good reason for the hope we have inside - a truth by which to live. We need help from Someone whose life is above our own if we are to learn to ponder how astonishing and un-repeatable the drama of our own lives actually are. To find this Someone, all that must be done is to cry out in prayer with faith...


A series of clues points to June as a possible turning point in Pope Francis’s pontificate...
Andrea Gagliarducci
That the Pope wanted June to be a free month can be noticed by the fact that the trip to Egypt was – according to sources – initially scheduled June 11-12. Then suddenly, the Pope moved it up to April 28-29. He will leave right after the 18th meeting of the Council of Cardinals, scheduled for April 24-26, and before the trip to Fatima...


Mother One year after her death, Mother Angelica’s legacy lives on...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Mother Angelica, the founder of a world-ranging media operation, EWTN, has been dead for a year. But she’s still changing lives. Her biographer, Raymond Arroyo, can testify to it — as he witnesses to it with his own life. Mother Angelica, who died last year on Easter, which was March 27, was the founder of a cloistered community of women and a trailblazing nun who had no business starting a television network in Birmingham...


Pope's Sunday Angelus: Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path...


Is the four-hymn Mass what the Church really wants?
Mark Langley
What is Musicam Sacram? Published on March 5th, 1967, Musicam Sacram is the official Instruction on Music in the Liturgy issued by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. Musicam Sacram is the document that was most responsible for the sweeping changes in the liturgical music that ordinary Catholics have experienced over the last fifty years...


Meet Jan Tyranowski, the Polish mystic who mentored Pope St. John Paul II...


Wherein Fr. Z muses about Lady Day, 25 March...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Sometimes in the history of our salvation the stars line up to portend amazing events. These stellar alignments are sometimes literally stellar, as in the case of the Star of Bethlehem. I, for one, buy the arguments for the Star made here, which also concerns what lined up with your planet’s yellow star on that first Good Friday...


On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary...


Pope travels to Milan, prays Angelus at Duomo...


“We just pulled it”: ACA remains in place after reform effort fails...


A ‘wounded healer’ offers guidance for wounded Catholics...
Edward Peters
Two things will strike readers of Fr. Thomas Berg’s Hurting in the Church: first, that this book needed to be written at all, for who could have ever believed that so much hurt could have been inflicted so quickly on so many in the Church; second, that an effective response to such pain would not only help heal those hurting in the Church...


Fatima, marriage, and the Theology of the Body...


The Annunciation is a big deal...
R. Jared Staudt
Easter, Christmas, then the Annunciation? Although it’s not a holy day of obligation, the Annunciation is one of the central solemnities of the liturgical year. There are two main reasons why. First, the Incarnation is absolutely central to our faith and salvation. Even though we celebrate Christmas with great solemnity to mark Jesus’ birth into the world...


An eyewitness account of the devastation left behind by ISIS...


Is the buzz true? Did Pope Francis just condemn Communion for the remarried?


How did people tell time in Jesus' day?


Here's what happens if you get too close to a neutron star...

SUBSCRIBE!
Enter your email address:


New Advent is edited by Kevin Knight (webmasternewadvent.org)

What marriage and family looked like at the time of Jesus...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The word family had a wider meaning both in Aramaic and in Hebrew than it does in English. The Hebrew, ah, and the Aramaic, aha, could be used to refer to brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, cousins, and even other near relations. Extended family networks were both insisted upon and essential for survival. It was every Jewish person’s duty to maintain and depend upon these ties...


“She offered hope”: Remembering Mother Angelica on the anniversary of her death...


What happens if you accidentally break a piece of art in a museum?


I went, I washed, and now I can see...


A Chestertonian reflection on blasphemy and the Annunciation...
Mark Shea
Blasphemy is the silliest of the sins and only diminishes the blasphemer. It sure can’t diminish God, because he already diminished himself as much as conceivably possible. You want to stage an ‘abort Jesus” protest? Knock yourself out. The actual God has beaten you to your insults against Mary’s gynecology by actually spending nine months in her womb and dodging an abortion at the hands of Herod...


The Annunciation: When angels held their breath...
John Clark
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux writes that when Saint Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God, it was as though the angels in Heaven held their breath waiting for her reply. Prior to that moment, the angels in Heaven were well aware that the Incarnation was to occur. It is believed, however, that the angels did not know exactly how the Incarnation was to occur...


The problem of evil and trusting in God...


A woman wrapped in silence: A meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation...


These are the 3 biggest financial scams in America: What to know and how to fight back...


Insides that didn't decompose – and other stunning facts about Oscar Romero...


Of doves and serpents, and pro-choice magic...
David Mills
One of the doves who come to our window feeder seems to be missing the skin on the back of his head. I’m pretty sure we see his skull when he looks away from the house. It’s a dangerous world out there when you’re prey. They’re pretty birds, our doves, but they don’t look intelligent. They don’t have that “Hello, lunch...


To all those observing Lent: Remember your mortality and sinfulness, and suffer lovingly...


Why ‘the Marian Option’ is not optional today...


Christians in northern Iraq ‘on verge of extinction’, says aid worker...


6 great websites for training young apologists...


A Lenten lesson on I-80 about blinkers and rash judgment...
Rick Becker
We were heading home to Indiana from Omaha after a funeral. We’d made a later start than we’d hoped, so I was banking on making it to the Quad Cities before nightfall so we could have a relatively relaxed drive the next day to South Bend. It had been pretty stormy in Nebraska as we started heading east on I-80 – pretty ominous...


Neil Gorsuch is a proponent of natural law — which says a lot...


Get this entire Catholic website as an instant digital download...
The full contents of the New Advent website are available as a digital download. It includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — and it's only $19.99...



 

Copyright © 2017 by Kevin Knight email Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.