Archives for April 2015

Resources: Convert Journal Audio Library

A new feature of Convert Journal is a curated library of brief audio clips, each focused on a single topic. The clips are excerpts from Catholic radio shows of top apologists. I listen to a lot of these shows and come across exceptional responses to callers’ questions and comments. The shows are then saved, I […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #169)

This week: The Benedictine Monks of Norcia have a new Marian chant CD. Exploring “free will” and the nature of the human soul. Jeff Harris recalls Bishop Fulton Sheen’s words on the soul. Another Chosen preview video, this time on the Sacrament of Baptism. Lumen Entertainment’s short video on the altar rail. Lutheran Satire meets […]

Elsewhere: R.I.P. – LCWR

The saga is finally over and while they aren’t dead yet – last rites have been given. I am speaking of the US LCWR, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Beginning under Pope Benedict and continued under Pope Francis, a 7 year effort had been undertaken to return them to the fold. Last week, that […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #168)

This week: The true road to happiness. The problem of suffering. Can you be good without God? What is “Cruciform”? The fruits of a diversity focus above all else in academia. Selective media outrage. Scraping away the mold. — 1 — How many self-help books have been written on the road to happiness? There are […]

Christian Strength

Guest contributor:   Ed Trego “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the Sabbath day. And he stood up to read; and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #167)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. The new Cinderella movies gets high marks from Father Barron. Typical, trashy dolls get a make-over into something desirable and appropriate. The Easter transformation of St. John Cantius in half-a-minute. The self-authored obituary of Emily Phillips. Science proves (and glorifies and exalts) God. […]


O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, […]