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Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders discusses whether or not fundamental change in the American political system is really possible. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant that will broaden your ...read more
Immediately following the conclusion of Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to Mexico this week, I switched over to CNN to get caught up on the US presidential race.  As troublesome as it can be to watch things like last night’s GOP Town Hall from Greenville, South Carolina, I stuck it out, and near the end of ...read more
CNS media reviewer and film critic John Mulderig discusses the importance of a “Catholic” review and why no film should be off limits. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something ...read more
(Photo: CNS) Pope Francis says a lot of surprising and challenging things.  Often I read something he’s said or written and say to myself, “I can’t believe he said that.”  Still—as with anything else—we can become desensitized to his spontaneity and candour, and we risk glossing over some of his highly consequential statements. One recent statement ...read more
The foremost English-speaker in the Vatican’s Congregation for Worship examines the latest preaching tool for the Catholic Church. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant that will broaden your ...read more
Among the many topics discussed in our recent 2015 Year in Review program was the highly anticipated and much debated Synod of Bishops part two, on the vocation and mission of the family today. It was easily the biggest news story in the Catholic world last year, and could very well carry over into 2016. That’s ...read more
The Catholic Church’s ambassador to the UN explains what’s unique about papal diplomacy and why it’s badly needed in the world today. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant ...read more
The Secretary of the Congregation for Worship at the Vatican discusses the essence of preaching and looks at why Pope Francis is a master. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning ...read more
“What does Christmas mean to you?” This is a common question posed during the Advent season, and one that evokes in many of us fond memories and feelings of gratitude. This week, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, similar feelings have pervaded me. Many thoughtful and inspiring ...read more
Considered a work of art in its own right, the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible carries 2,000 years of faith into the third millennium. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person ...read more