St Augustine, a great Saint of the Church said “Our hearts are restless O Lord, until they rest in you.” The desire for God is written in the human heart, because humankind is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw all humankind to himself.
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  • “Awaking Wonder”: Sally Clarkson and Joy Clarkson on the Domestic Church

    Oct 26, 2020 | 01:00 am

    2020 has been a year of upheaval for families with regard to their children’s education and formation. While many children continue to attend school at least partly online, some families have decided to step into full-time homeschooling, and all Christian[…]

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  • Bl. Nicholas Steno: The Mendel of the Geosciences

    Oct 23, 2020 | 02:00 am

    In the year 1666, the court of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de’ Medici in Florence saw the arrival of a most unusual object—the partial carcass of a great white shark. Fishermen had caught and killed the beast off the Tuscan[…]

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  • St. John Paul II and the Magna Anima

    Oct 22, 2020 | 02:00 am

    These days, I am slowly and prayerfully making my way through the Word on Fire Bible (it’s the only way to read it—such is the depth and beauty on every page). One idea that keeps coming up in the commentary[…]

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  • The Way of Knowing: How Your Dog Can Teach Your Skepticism

    Oct 21, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Imagine, after going through the drive-thru of your favorite fast-food restaurant, you are greeted at the door of your home by your loving dog. Your dog recognizes you, is excited to see you, and begins to wag its tail. However,[…]

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  • Satan Recognizes Christ’s Body. Do We?

    Oct 20, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Recent studies suggest that many Catholics do not believe that the Eucharist is the Body of Christ. But there is someone who has no doubt about it—Satan. He knows that what looks like bread on Catholic altars and in tabernacles[…]

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Wordonfire Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons
  • The Law of Israel

    Oct 21, 2020 | 02:00 am

    A careful reading of the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, reveals that Israelite identity was determined through three sets of laws: liturgical, ritual, and moral. In Catholicism, the liturgical laws have been sublimated and the ritual[…]

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  • Between Indifferentism and Tribalism

    Oct 14, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Our first reading for this weekend is taken from that wonderful middle section of the book of the prophet Isaiah. This particular passage is fascinating and conveys a very important but often unremarked upon biblical truth: Israel is God’s chosen[…]

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  • Isaiah and God’s Holy Mountain

    Oct 7, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Throughout the book of the prophet Isaiah, there are references to God’s holy mountain. In the twenty-fifth chapter of Isaiah, we have still another reference to the holy mountain, and this is our first reading for the weekend. The mountain in question[…]

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Saint of the Day
  • St. Evaristus, Pope

    Oct 26, 2004 | 08:00 am

    St. Evaristus was the son of a Greek Jew, originally from Bethlehem, and was the sixth Pope of the Catholic Church. He is traditionally considered a martyr, but there is no documentation of the event. He is buried in the Vatican, near Saint Peter.Saint Evaristus succeeded Saint Anacletus as pope. The text of the Liber Pontificalis, says of him:“Evaristus, born in Greece of a Jewish father named Juda, originally from the city of Bethlehem, reigned for thirteen years, six months and two days, under the reigns of Domitian, Nerva and Trajan, from the Consulate of Valens and Veter (96) until that of Gallus and Bradua (108). This pontiff divided among the priests the titles of the city of Rome. By a constitution he established seven deacons who were to assist the bishop and serve as authentic witnesses for him. During the three ordinations which he conducted in the month of December, he promoted six priests, two deacons and five bishops, destined for various churches. Evaristus received the crown of martyrdom. He was buried near the body of Blessed Peter in the Vatican, on the sixth day of the Calends of November (October 25, 108). The episcopal throne remained vacant for nineteen days.”Pope Saint Evaristus is assumed to have given his life by martyrdom at the same time as St. Ignatius of Antioch. He is often represented with a sword because he was decapitated, or with a crib, because it is believed that he was born in Bethlehem, from which his father emigrated.

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