Issue 005: Renewing Easter Joys
Happy Easter once more, readers, and to your angels, too!
Analysis: Christ’s Peace in the Soul and Society
When we are self-centered, we are far from Christ’s peace, and thus when anyone displeases us or dishonors us, our passions flare up and destroy our composure. What, then, is Christ’s peace—true peace? Find out here.
Liturgical Notes: Walking in Newness of Life
How can we continue to walk in the “newness of life” that Easter gives us? First, we recall that we were baptized into Christ’s death… Read the full meditation.
Meditation: Easter Paradoxes
How is sin a “happy fault”? How can defeat mean victory? We know this: “the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Read on for Christian paradoxes to ponder.
Short Lessons from St. Joseph the Worker
We must love the laborer, live by the work of our hands, and do all in the presence of God. What does St. Joseph teach us about work? Read on.
Commentary: In Defense of Nice Hats
With hats gone, we’ve witnessed a total decline in hat etiquette. Men no longer take off their hats to a woman, or when entering a building. Doffing the hat is a lost art. What this really represents, of course, along with the increasing normalcy of sweatpants, leggings, and jeans, is the triumph of the casual. “Head” on over if you agree…
Commentary: Let’s Restore Catholic Greetings
Every greeting to a friend can become a shout of encouragement, a rallying cry—if we would use our first breathe to acknowledge Christ. Try something more exciting than a simple hello, here!
May is the month of Our Lady! This Saturday, don’t forget the First Saturday devotion; and next week is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima!
Stay tuned for an official announcement about our 2022 Literary Issue; we’re seeking literature, poetry, and literary criticism. If you’re too impatient to wait for the announcement,
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Call for Submissions
Gaudium welcomes submissions from readers on a broad range of topics on Catholic culture with an emphasis on topics relating to: Faith and the Family, Arts and Literature, and Culture and Society.
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