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Discover the rich cultural and intellectual tradition of Holy Mother Church. This curated collection of videos and articles touches on a wide range of engaging topics like apologetics, church history, social thought, political theory, morality, philosophy, theology, and more.

Seeing Mary Through the Mind of Christ

Christians--especially non-Catholics--have differing opinions about how best to honor Mary. A good way to cut through the confusion, says Fr. Hugh, is to encounter Mary through the heart of Her Son.

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The Sacraments

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Seeing Mary Through the Mind of Christ

Christians--especially non-Catholics--have differing opinions about how best to honor Mary. A good way to cut through the confusion, says Fr. Hugh, is to encounter Mary through the heart of Her Son.

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The Sacred: Veiled and Revealed

Catholic sacred spaces hold two things in tension: that which is visible and that which is held in mystery.

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What Is the Trinity?

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Five Things Every Catholic Should Know

A Conversation with Fr. Ambrose and Fr. Sebastian

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And the Word Became Flesh

God is born of man -- and man becomes a child of God! Fr. Hugh and Fr. Ambrose dive into the joy and mystery of the Prologue of the Gospel according to St. John.

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Catholic vs. Protestant Theology - The Fundamental Difference

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Why the Church Celebrates Mary's Immaculate Conception

One cannot help but wonder why God had waited 1854 years before He had His Church proclaim the Immaculate Conception a revealed dogma of the faith.

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What Is the Mass?

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Catholic Feminism

As several of my priest confreres have heard ad nauseam already, I just finished an online theology course tangentially related to my more serious canon law studies.

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Why Confession?

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Why We Appropriate Creation to the Father

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Who Are the Saints?

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What Makes an Act Good?

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What Does It Mean for Priests to Retain Sins?

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What Constitutes a Just War?

Can making war be justified? The answer of the whole of Christian tradition is “Yes.” But is there a problem with our modern notion and practice of warfare? The Christian answer to this question is also “Yes.”

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Understanding "Consubstantial"

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The Most Pressing Issue in the Church Today

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The Lives of the Saints

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The Holy Spirit

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The Gift of Indulgences

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The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

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The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

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The Difference Between Theological and Moral Virtues

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The Church's Teaching on Predestination

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What Is Marriage

The understanding of marriage and family in western culture has changed significantly in the past thirty years. What used to be taken for granted is now challenged and even rejected.

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Christian Citizenship

St. Paul admonishes the Thessalonians today with the words: “[Know] brothers and sisters loved by God, how you were chosen.” We were chosen without any merit on our part. We were loved first.

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Church and State

The dedication anniversary of the Roman cathedral, the Lateran Basilica, since it is the head and mother of all churches throughout the world, offers us an opportunity to examine the mystery of the Church.

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If My Child Has Fallen Away From the Faith...

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Catholics in Politics

Watch as Fr. Sebastian goes through the four arguments against “being Catholic” in public

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All Souls’ Day

A few days ago I found myself in a Catholic cemetery. Somehow the reality of life, family, dreams, sadness, and eternity are never so palpable as among gravestones with dates and labels of family and friendship, while a statue of Christ watches over.

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