Killing the Buddha

The Praying Habit: Catholic Week

This was the week I was most looking forward to doing when I made this Lent commitment. Catholicism has been an ongoing presence in my life despite not being raised…

Sister Corita.

Marian Apparition Research Trip

Dear Buddha-Killers in Charge, I need a ticket to Wisconsin to investigate the first validated Marian apparitions in the United States, at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI.…


The Hole World

Dirt eating in Chimayo, New Mexico.


The Rosary

Bringing it down to earth.

Inmaculada Concepción by Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante (Wikimedia Commons).

A Movement in the Soul

From Essential Stories: The inconceivable immaculately conceived.

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Muhammad and Mary, Up from Common Ground

Today, as Muslims begin fasting for the month of Ramadan, Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Christians are breaking a fifteen-day fast for the Virgin Mary. This morning was a rare coincidence of…

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Assumed into Heaven: Sleep Tight, Virgin Mary

  It’s late night after the feast day of the Assumption, as in the Virgin Mary’s bodily assumption into heaven, the day of her Dormition, “falling asleep,” dead to the…

Iraqi prisoner, Abu Ghraib prison; Virgin Mary statuette, Houston, Texas.

Our Lady of Minor Hostilities

A new icon emerges from Iraq.