How two Catholic professors at a Reformed Protestant college are working to provide spiritual formation with a serious intellectual dimension for their students
The Saint Benedict Forum (saintbenedictforum.org)
was co-founded in 2014 by two Catholic professors and scholars, Dr.
Jared Ortiz and Dr. Jack Mulder, at Hope College, a liberal arts college
rooted in the Reformed tradition, in Holland, Michigan. The Forum's
site explains that it “seeks to promote and nurture intellectual work
The annual pro-life event, which drew an estimated 50,000 Marchers this past Saturday, is one of the five largest public events in San Francisco
Saturday, January 24, downtown San Francisco echoed with pro-life
chants, the rosary in English and Spanish, the Salve Regina, and joyful
mariachi music at the 11th Annual Walk for Life West Coast.
As always, the day began at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, joined by 11 brothe...
As craft beer continues to rise in popularity in the United States, those responsible for creating western brewing practices are reclaiming their own
is it about monks and beer? The two just go together. And as craft beer
continues to rise in popularity in the United States, the ones
responsible for creating western brewing practices are reclaiming their
This renewal is important for monastic life in providing
another opportunity for monks to produce their own goods and to sustain
their monasteries (in an age w...
Historian and author Dr. Robert Senkewicz on the life, work, and holiness of Bl. Junípero Serra, who will be canonized this year by Pope Francis
Francis recently announced his intention to canonize Spanish padre,
Blessed Junípero Serra Ferrer, O.F.M. (1713-84) when he visits the
United States this fall. Serra was from the Spanish island possession of
Majorca, off the east coast of Spain, and traveled to the New World
with his fellow Franciscans to evangelize the native peoples of Mexico
and California. Beginning in 1769,...
The current arc of history seems to be drawing us back into a very dark past—a time when Islam ruled half the civilized world and threatened the rest of it.
Where will the Pope live when Rome falls to Islam?
not an idle question. For one thing, there is historical precedent.
Popes have been forced from Rome in the past. For another thing,
numerous Islamic authorities have explicitly targeted Rome for conquest.
may be the Eternal City, but it has seen rough times. In 846, for
instance, Pope Leo IV had ...