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Life's unfinished symphony
Fall has arrived. A heavy fog hangs over the city like a damp blanket that someone took out of the dryer too soon. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Are you ready to be a child again?
This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. More ...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Whole-life perspective: How one young activist thinks about social justice
As a college student, I spend much of my time deliberating the great questions of our day, not least among them: the limp salad or the pizza? More ...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Order from chaos: Learning from disasters' first responders
How do they do it? More ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Stop worrying and start living

Sleepless nights. Stomach problems. Panic attacks that required a trip to the emergency room.

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Catholic education gives students tools to be successful in life, faith

Education is the vehicle by which the world is driven to change. A Catholic high school education is essential because it is a system that is based on values, ethics and faith. Catholic secondary education is based on the Gospel teachings of peace and acceptance.

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Monday, October 9, 2017
The Lord hears the cry of the newborn
It's as loud as a fire alarm (except it goes off 20 times a day). It screeches like fingernails down a chalkboard. And rather than fleeing to escape it, we're supposed to run right toward it. More ...
Friday, October 6, 2017
Our Struggle with Riches
A number of years ago I attended a funeral. The man to whom we were saying goodbye had enjoyed a full and rich life. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
An education for kindness
Like many, I enjoyed watching the video clips of Prince George starting school. More ...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Healthy and unhealthy fear of God
As a theologian, priest, and preacher, I often get asked: “Why isn’t the Church preaching more fear of God anymore? More ...
Monday, October 2, 2017
Pope Francis highlights gifts of young people in Colombia
During his recent visit to Colombia, Pope Francis put young people front and center in many of his speeches. More ...
Monday, October 2, 2017
Be not afraid, we're all in this together
Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses around the United States. This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid,” but of what, or whom, are we supposed to not be afraid? More ...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass three miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Good news, bad news
Would it surprise you to know that most Catholic parishioners are quite happy with their parishes? A whopping 92 percent rate their satisfaction with their parish as good or excellent. More ...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Technology: An unknown pilgrimage

By Brett Robinson | Catholic News Service

This month marks a significant anniversary in the history of technology: It is the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. Apple celebrated by unveiling yet another iPhone, this one called the iPhone X.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
God's command to kill the Canaanites
In his autobiography, Eric Clapton, the famed rock and blues artist, shares very candidly about his long struggle with an addiction to alcohol. More ...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Overcoming pride to accept God's mercy
In her diary Divine Mercy in My Soul, the mystic St. Faustina Kowalska recalled Christ saying to her in a vision: “The greatest misery does not stop Me from uniting Myself to a soul, but where there is pride, I am not there.” More ...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Love, like bread, needs to be made and remade
My mother may not have been the best of cooks, but there was never a night or a Sunday afternoon when she didn’t put a home cooked meal on the table in spite of working every day. More ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Deconstructing daily distractions
With most states enacting stringent laws on distracted driving, awareness of the dangers of trying to multitask behind the wheel of a 1,000-plus vehicle are commonplace. More ...
Friday, September 15, 2017



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