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Tiny Saintly Treasures in Burma

By Angelo Stagnaro | St. Mary's Cathedral in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar) is a whimsical Gothic Revival jewel box designed by famous Dutch Catholic architect Joseph Cuypers. A full description of this delightful church can...

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’: A Glimpse of the Real Charles Dickens

By Kathy Schiffer | The Christmas holiday was really no big deal in nineteenth-century England. The British celebrated Easter, to be sure; but in the 17th century, Britain's sober Puritans had scorned the wild parties which...

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring: Dominican Sisters of Mary Christmas CD Tops Charts

By Joseph Pronechen | The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, have a way of skyrocketing to the top of the musical charts when they release an album of heavenly hymns and songs. They did it again because one...

What If All The Conspiracy Theories Are True?

By John Clark |  What if Macbeth was not really written by William Shakespeare, and a group of people has been suppressing this truth for hundreds of years?  What if the moon landing were a hoax created by network executives to...

Art, Body Image, and Gratitude

By Susanna Spencer | When we decided to study the history of art with our children as part of their homeschooling I did not realize that the course of this study would show me just how deeply I had been influenced by the secular...

Places and People God Chose in the Old Testament

By Jimmy Akin | In both Calvinist and Catholic theology, God’s “elect” are often understood to be the people that God has chosen to be saved on the last day. The basis of this divine choice is much discussed in...

Burmese Cardinal Eagerly Awaits Pope Francis’ Visit

By Edward Pentin | As Pope Francis prepares to head to Burma Nov. 27-30 — the first papal visit to the country — what should he expect, and what impact is his apostolic voyage likely to have on the...

SDG Reviews ‘Coco’

By Steven D. Greydanus | Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, a 2009 collection of short stories by David Eagleman, imagines life beyond the grave in a variety of mutually exclusive ways. In a...

Pope Francis: Ideological Colonization is a ‘Blasphemy’

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis has again spoken out strongly against today’s “ideological colonization” — the West’s imposition of secular, non-Christian values on developing nations — calling it a “particularly ugly blasphemy...

The Dying Out of Women Religious, Teacher Suspended For Using Wrong Pronoun, and More Great Links!

By Tito Edwards | The Dying Out of Women Religious & the Crisis of Religious, Priestly Vocations, Wherein Fr. Z Rants -  Fr. Z’s Blog+++ Christian Teacher Suspended for Accidentally Calling Transgender...