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Marty Dybicz is a retired high school Theology teacher with a Master's Degree in Religious Education. Marty was raised by devout Catholic parents on the Near South Side of Chicago, became groovy and radical (pc before pc was cool) in high school and college, and eventually discovered that the greatest adventure is an orthodox relationship with Jesus Christ, thanks to C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Paul the Great, and Pope Emeritus Benedict.

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The Greatest Challenge to the Catholic Faith

July 2, AD2018 0 Comments
The Greatest Challenge to the Catholic Faith

  This column is about worldview (metaphysics and epistemology) although it touches on social justice and politics as well. It is about the greatest challenge to the Catholic Faith and gets to the very root of the polarization both outside and inside the Church. The greatest challenge to the Catholic Faith is Postmodernism, which is […]

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The Eternal Beauty of the Mass

June 21, AD2018 0 Comments
The Eternal Beauty of the Mass

I would like to offer the following reflections and practices that have helped me better participate at Mass. My hope is that reflections might help someone else enter more deeply into the mystery and beauty of the Eucharist. This column will have served its purpose if the reader realizes by its end how barely we […]

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Our Society’s Greatest Addiction

May 31, AD2018 0 Comments
Our Society’s Greatest Addiction

What is the greatest addiction today? Opiates? Alcohol? Gambling? Mobile phones? Sex? Video games? Nicotine? The list of candidates could get very long. In the 1980s, I was one of a group of teachers sent by our principal for training to deal with chemical dependency.  At the training program, we were not taught pharmacology.  We […]

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Hate, Love, and False Love

April 28, AD2018 1 Comment
Hate, Love, and False Love

Hate has become very topical—“hate speech,” “hate crimes,” being “hateful.” Yet in the ’60s, when “Love” was widely proposed as the solution—the “Summer of Love,” “all you need is love,” “unconditional love,”—there was not much talk about “Hate” being the problem. Now, when there is so much talk about “Hate” being the problem, there is […]

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Easter Celebrates the Resurrection into the Kingdom

April 8, AD2018 1 Comment
Easter Celebrates the Resurrection into the Kingdom

When we pray in the Our Father, “Thy Kingdom come,” what are we praying for? Jesus most preached and taught not about love, but about the Kingdom of God. “After John (the Baptist) had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: ‘This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God […]

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The Joy of Being Catholic

February 28, AD2018 4 Comments
The Joy of Being Catholic

Anyone and everyone should be Catholic: God wants it because it is the best way to be a fulfilled human being. But how is someone Catholic?  What does it mean to be Catholic?  Who is a good Catholic?  If you were arrested for being Catholic, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Keep in mind that […]

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The Question Crying For an Answer: Why Be Catholic?

February 2, AD2018 10 Comments
The Question Crying For an Answer: Why Be Catholic?

If you were on a committee to interview candidates for principal of a Catholic school, what question would you ask the candidates? I was on such a committee a few years ago. One of our first jobs was to decide which questions we would ask every candidate. My suggestion was: Why be Catholic? The other […]

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