Pop Culture Role Models

One has to look far and wide to find positive images of Christianity and in particular the Catholic Church in today’s mainstream media and in

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The Joy of Ordination

  It is well known that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church across the western world.  Parishes have closed due to declining attendance

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Suffering on the Road to Hope

From the first moment of birth we all experience suffering. A doctor rips a newborn child from a comfortable, warm, and familiar setting. Naked and

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Drawing Lessons from the Boardroom

Churches around the United States are disappearing.   Parishes consolidating, dwindling numbers of cradle Catholics that no longer attend Church, mixed signals from the leadership of the

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Thoughts on Lent

Lent begins early this year and falls on that lover’s holiday, February 14th. This is an unfortunate day for those hopeless romantics that expect an

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Supporting our Catholic Priests

When a country is at war, citizens stand behind their troops fighting the enemy. Communities organize to collect food, clothes and other essentials to make

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A Father Remembered

I was in shock standing in the front pew of the church at my father’s service (a traditional funeral was not held). Monsignor was at

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Solitude Among Millions

After dropping off my son at school, I usually go running at the local park. This park is quite unusual in the Los Angeles area.

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Anchors of Faith

As a child I thought that being a Catholic was simple. One must say grace during meals, attend Mass on Sundays and other days when

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