Christmas reminds us we have no abiding city

In this world, we have no abiding city, as the book of Hebrews tells us. We move through this world as pilgrims. However, as columnist David Mills writes: “Complicating matters, though, many of us have a kind of internal Jansenist or Puritan

As the writer writes, the saint… saints!

We can see ourselves as a holy man or woman, and like the look of ourselves with a halo, but be less interested in praying more, fasting more, turning the other cheek, walking the second mile, giving what we have to the

The art of speaking truth: Lessons from the prophet Nathan

Writer David Mills explores the story of the prophet Nathan confronting King David with his sins and draws valuable lessons for effective communication when delivering difficult messages. Careful application of such prophetic communication is needed, as the priest and writer Ronald Knox

Being a celebrity is dangerous

Newspapers love to run stories about celebrities being weird or self-destructive, because celebrity-obsessed Americans gobble them up. People reading them naturally ask why celebrities “spin off into eccentricity and madness,” actor-director-novelist Ethan Hawke wrote a few years ago: “Celebrity is a form

Who you are changes what you see

Some people, writes columnist David Mills, are not open to seeing beyond what they want to see. Others are curious and open to hearing other opinions. Mills shares two experiences where he and his friends were overheard talking about anything from politics

How we sow matters when it comes to evangelization

David Mills and another fellow writer were going back and forth about how the best devotional article won’t get as many readers as a political article by the same writer. Publish a wild rant claiming that God hates Biden or that God

If you’re bored, it’s your own fault

In a world brimming with knowledge and opportunities, boredom should be alien. G.K. Chesterton, the celebrated English writer, once wisely remarked, "There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject. The only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."

The best worship is not what you think it is

What does it mean to have “good worship”? You might have your own opinions and want to convert people to share in them, but arguments over worship usually don't get us far and don't do much to renew the Church. Instead, as

The Catholic faith can tame your ugliest instincts

An internationally best-selling novelist who might have won the Nobel Prize in literature, a patriotic Pole and a devout Catholic, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka was also an ardent anti-semite. And she is a model for us, writes David Mills, not despite her bigotry but

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