Making Life an Uphill Battle

As I get closer to my fifth decade of life (yikes!), I recognize the value of observing the impact of behaviors and choices people make

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A Tale of Three Priests

In keeping with Oscar season, for those who follow that sorta thing, I’ll begin with a quote from famed actor Max Von Sydow who once

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Exercising Good Judgment

If we listen to the world which tells us that in order to be good Christians we must be “tolerant” of others no matter what

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Moving From Fear To Faith

Since A Worrier\’s Guide To The Bible was released, I’ve been doing a lot of speaking about anxiety. As I visit various parishes, I encounter

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How to Meditate Like a Catholic

Meditation is a beautiful, yet often neglected, form of prayer and worship that deserves a special place in the spiritual lives of Catholics. The Catechism

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About Atheism and Nothing

A couple of years ago, on my blog The Impractical Catholic, I made a snarky little comment about atheists feeling unhappy that people still prefer

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A Mother\’s Legacy

Many years ago I received a book from my in-laws as a present for Mother’s day. It was a diary of sorts for me to

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It\’s the Devil, Stupid

Like it or not, our country was founded on and sustained by the notion of a Creator. Furthermore our founding documents affirm that this Creator

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Charity vs. Justice

In my public policy work on behalf of Kentucky’s Catholic bishops, I often have the opportunity to speak and write about the principles of Catholic

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