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Singer, pianist, and songwriter Audrey Assad reflects on the making and music of her new album, "Inheritance".

Inheritance, the new album by singer, songwriter, and pianist Audrey Assad [www.audreyassad.com], releases today. A collection of hymns and original songs, the beautiful, contemplati...

A meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch has been an ecumenical goal for decades.

The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate and the Holy See ...

It is important to recall that silence is a necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer, and an important component of the liturgy.

In an essay published in Italian in L’Osservatore Romano on January 30, 2016, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, discusses the meaning of silence in the Roman liturgy. The following English translation was prepared from the original, unabridged French text.

Lent is a small familiarity with the inexhaustible drama of redemption in which eternity transfigures mortality.


Editor's note: This essay appears in He Spoke to Us: Discerning God’s Will in People and Events, by Father George William Rutler. It was originally published in Crisis Magazine, March 1, 2001.

Lenten days bring two images imm...

Terrorist groups and lone wolves might make life very uncomfortable for us, but the thought of America turning into an Islamic society is difficult to entertain. But is it really so far fetched?

Some places in Europe—Parisian suburbs, areas of Brussels, all of Sweden—are well on their way to Islamization. But the possibility that this could happen in America may seem remote. Our Muslim population is small, the Middle East is oceans away, our military is powerful, and our police are well-trained. Terrorist groups and lone wolves might make life very uncomfortable for us, but th...

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