loneliness

Loneliness Can Kill You

Some of us may be old enough to remember the opening line of Elvis Presley’s song, “Are you lonesome tonight…?” As it turns out, a

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jesus, sad, perplexed

The False Faces of Compassion

Both the modern culture and the Church have very clear ideas of what it means to be compassionate. Compassion is usually equated with gentleness, sweetness,

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Know Thyself: Part I

In last month’s column I set the stage for a series of columns analyzing and explaining the constitution of human nature from a Catholic philosophical

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relationship

What is Man?

In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus tells His disciples that He did not come to bring peace but, rather, the sword (Mt. 10:34). He tells the apostles

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ethics, things that last

The Things That Last

This column is the first in a three part series concerning ethics, human happiness, and their connection to “the things that last.” Searching for a

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Leaving Behind A Legacy

Dying is not a popular topic for discussion. But considering that everyone who dies leaves some kind of legacy behind, maybe we should at least

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conflict, difficulty

“It’s Hard to be Humble”

In 1975, singer Mac Davis released a song entitled “It’s Hard to be Humble”.  The lyrics of this tongue-in-cheek song brought crowds to laughter, yet,

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The Benedict Option Is Not For Me

Full disclosure: I did not actually read the book “The Benedict Option”. Spiritdaily and a NY Times article is where I gleaned information about this movement in the

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Divorce

Who Am I? A Sinner

Early on in the pontificate of Pope Francis, during an interview, when asked who he was Pope Francis responded with the statement “I am a

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