Divorce

Catholic Teen Sexologists?

Within the past two weeks the bishop of Nashville has come under fire for supporting his diocesan-wide high school sex education curriculum. He apparently has

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faith reason

What Are Your Gifts?

Making the most of the gifts God has given to me. Putting them at the service of God, the Church, and society.  Many Gifts, No? God

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wilderness, isolation, alone

A Generous Man

Generosity is “the virtue of giving good things to others freely and abundantly.” When people think of generosity, money often comes to mind, but generosity

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ethics, things that last

Sam’s Justice

Justice is simply defined as giving one his or her “due.” It means rendering to people what you owe them. What do we owe others?

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Faith formation

Angela’s Orderliness

Orderliness is an important human virtue. It is the good habit by which a person does what he ought to do, when and how he

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mass, prayer, petition, funeral, worship

Mirrors Darkly

Truth Truth is what is. Truth is the real. We error-prone and sometimes reality-denying human beings have the truth when what we think about corresponds

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Where is Truth?

In a recent column, I discussed the definition of truth as “what is.” Truth is the equation of thought and thing. It is the conformity

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The Natural Desire for God

Hunger to know St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that we have a natural desire for God. This desire has its origin in our intellects, so it

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grace

Truth: Not What You Think

A FaceBook friend recently posted this: What I fear has become the new “progressive” orthodoxy is this, that there is no such thing as truth.

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Mary, joy

Contemplate the Unborn Christ

The Gospel for next Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, is the meeting between Our Lady and her elderly pregnant cousin Elizabeth. Mary set out

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veil, mass, tradition

The 18-Minute Mass

    The Church lays down a minimum for attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist. The Church obliges the faithful to take part in the

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baby, infant, child, family, pro-life

One Child More

  China has its evil and harmful “one child” policy. I propose for American Catholics a “one child more” policy. I think we should encourage all

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Celibacy: All Love Bears Fruit

This column is the fifth in a series of introductory essays on the document “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the preparatory catechesis

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