beauty

Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

"The Martyrdom of St. James" (detail) by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

These dark times are difficult to decipher partially because moral and intellectual considerations have been subsumed by material considerations; thus reducing the moral and legal considerations to the positive legal aspect alone. Vital ideas like justice, freedom, and morality have been badly deformed by reduction and misuse. There is no quantifiable way to discuss the tragic loss in France incurred […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

“All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady.” (J.R.R. Tolkien) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Father Robert Barron

Father Robert Barron

“Begin with the beautiful, which leads you to the good, which leads you to the truth. Once you are captivated by the winsomeness of the beautiful, you are drawn to the good. You wonder, ‘How do I participate in the life that made this beauty possible?’ Once we live that life of goodness, we realize the truth of it.” (Father […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Peter 3:3-4

Photography © by Andy Coan

Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of robes, 4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. (1 Peter 3:3-4) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft

  “Beauty, and the love and wonder and fascination it elicits, is an essential human need. It is not an ornament.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. […]

Goodness Always Tends to Spread

Catholic Teen Volunteers

“Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us, and any person who has experienced a profound liberation becomes more sensitive to the needs of others. As it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach […]

Grandma’s Ice Cream

Grandma didn’t always make chicken and rice casserole without the chicken. And she didn’t always ask mom three times if she wanted to save or throw out the leftover peas. But these moments became the ones seared in my memory in the years after she’d gone. Though watching her sporadic mental hiccups in her final years seemed more funny than […]

Encountering the Word – Philippians 4:8

"St. Paul Writing" by Sacchi

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church

“If things created are so full of loveliness, how resplendent with beauty must be the One who made them!” (St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons […]