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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
Life was hard 50 years ago but better than now for young people
In the fall of 1959, when I began my working life as a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune, my salary was only $100 a week. I was already married and my wife, a stay-at-home mom, and I already had two children. More ...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Become the Body of Christ
When I lived in Alaska, I was an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to the homebound. More ...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Be thou my vision, but what do I see?
We cuddle together in the dark after the last book has been read. His 5-year-old limbs squirm as I whisper that it's time for sleep. More ...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Raise our voice
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, gave me many reasons for pause. More ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
First experiences of eucharistic adoration
I think I was 19 years old the first time I went to eucharistic adoration. It wasn't regularly offered at my parish, and my family never lingered after Holy Thursday Mass. More ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Fall is a good time renew our spiritual sense
There is something special about fall. More ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Educators expand own skills to support student learning, faith life
Carefree summer days defined by flip flops, sunglasses, surf and sand give way to a more structured environment as students return to school and absorb an array of colorful bulletin boards that invite imagination and a preview of the year ahead. More ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
What God has joined together
When a marriage case comes before any Diocesan Tribunal, the question before the Chief Judge is this: Was this marriage joined together by God, or not? More ...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Understanding the power of ritual
I don’t always find it easy to pray. Often I’m over-tired, distracted, caught-up in tasks, pressured by work, short on time, lacking the appetite for prayer, or more strongly drawn to do something else. More ...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
In praise of millennials
One of the most common comments I heard about the crowd of storm trooper wannabes marching with backyard tiki torches and wooden shields through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, was how many young people were among them. More ...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Methods of time
There is a great piece of Catholic kitsch known as the Pope Pius clock. Instead of numbers, it features the faces of 12 popes, all named Pius. At noon, it's Pope Pius XII and so on. More ...
Friday, August 25, 2017
A new era for the Catholic Athletes for Christ
Currently in the Diocese of Trenton, 1,700 student athletes in seven Catholic high schools are participating in the National Catholic Athletes for Christ program. More ...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
As Labor Day approaches . . . standing up to 'weisure'
An essay in The New Yorker on workload today referenced renowned economist John Maynard Keynes, who, in the 1930s, projected the forthcoming of a three-hour workday due to the rise in living standards and incomes. More ...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
God needs better press
The word “Protestant” is generally misunderstood. Martin Luther’s protest that led to the Protestant reformation was not, in fact, a protest against the Roman Catholic Church; properly understood, it was a protest for God. More ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017



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