St. Padre Pio’s 5 Point Rule of Life

When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago.

In many ...

On the Feast of the Assumption: Have Hope, Have Confidence

Throughout the course of our lives, we each encounter difficulties, sufferings, and trials. “Great is the anxiety all men are doomed to, heavy the yoke each son of Adam must bear, from the day when he leaves his mother’s womb to ...

Depression Does Not Discriminate

The following is a guest post by Michael Lichens.

So many have been shocked by the news of Robin Williams and what appears to be his self-inflicted death. For years, he was to me a poster-child for depression. Laughter became his shield, 

The Three Munera, Part 3: The Father as King

This post is part of a three part series. See parts one and two.

Of all the duties of fatherhood, it is the munus regendi —the duty to shepherd, based on Christ’s role as King—that is most ...

Be Who You Are: Embracing Your Own Kind of Sanctity

“Be who you are, and be that well.” – St. Francis de Sales

Have you ever admired someone? I mean to the degree that you want to be just like them.

For years now, I’ve admired, even venerated, G.K. Chesterton—and ...

Being Men of Valor in Our Everyday Lives

The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor. (Judges 6:12)

God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27)

Well done, my ...

15 Leadership Lessons from St. Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Escriva was a natural leader. In the world of business or politics, he could have been what the world would consider a “great man.” Instead, he became a priest and dedicated his considerable talents to the advancement of the Kingdom ...

10 Tips for Making a Good Confession

Making a good confession demands prior preparation. The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul.

Following are ten short helps to make the best confession in your life.

1. Improving ...

Manly Movie Moment: Forgiveness in The Mission

While it is difficult for those who don’t frequent the sacrament of confession to understand, there is great joy to be found in true repentance. Perhaps one of the best illustrations of this joy is found in the 1986 movie, The Mission.

First, some context. Rodrigo Mendoza ...