Culture

October 29, 2014
Vanitas by Philippe de Champaigne, c. 1671

The Last Words of 30 Saints

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, we draw our attention to the last things that await beyond the grave. The great feasts of
October 29, 2014

Who’s Afraid of All Hallows’ Eve?

On the Word on Fire Blog, Fr. Steve Grunow presents an articulate and historically fascinating defense of Halloween.  It is true we have a complicated history
October 31, 2014

Think Halloween isn’t Catholic? Think Again.

October 31:  On November 1, Catholics honor the souls in Heaven with the Feast of All Saints. On November 2, Catholics pray for the souls in
November 5, 2014

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s ‘A.D.’ Announces Cast, Catholic Leaders React

“A.D.” the follow-up to “The Bible,” History Channel’s mega-rated miniseries based on the Old and New Testaments, today announced its cast — complete with a new
November 6, 2014

America’s First Bishop

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  It tells of Catholics who stepped foot on
November 6, 2014

‘Sexy Jesus’ and #HotJesus — Reactions Roll in to ‘A.D.’ Casting

Was Jesus sexy? Who knows? Unless you’re a devotee of the Shroud of Turin image purported to be of Jesus Christ (which shows him as fairly
November 10, 2014

Why We Call Them Heroes

This Veterans week, there is growing irritation on the part of some to the modern American custom of calling all veterans heroes. One recent example is
November 10, 2014

‘Sleepy Hollow’ Catholic Star Orlando Jones on Good and Evil

If you haven’t been watching Fox’s supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow,” currently airing its second season on Mondays at 9 pm. ET/PT, you’re missing one of the best-written,