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Differences in Doctrine Are Not Mere Window Dressings

April 28, AD2017 0 Comments
Differences in Doctrine Are Not Mere Window Dressings

With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation coming up later this year, it’s sad to note that while great strides have been made in ecumenical outreach between the various Christian communities out there, there are still many things that divide us. However, there are more than a few Christians, typically those outside of mainline Protestant […]

Mother Cabrini:The First American Saint

April 28, AD2017 1 Comment
Mother Cabrini:The First American Saint

“Although her constitution was very frail, her spirit was endowed with such singular strength that, knowing the will of God in her regard, she permitted nothing to impede her from accomplishing what seemed beyond the strength of a woman.” Pius XII The first American citizen to be canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic […]

The New Pro-Life Generation: Breaking Through The Apathy

April 27, AD2017 3 Comments
The New Pro-Life Generation: Breaking Through The Apathy

College is a time of discovery, the search for truth, and the pursuit of happiness. It is this constant search that leads many individuals to parties, to different spiritualities, and, for many, to a deeper relationship with Christ. A Pro-Life Week The week of March 26, 2017, marked the beginning of an eventful week on […]

Adoption: Loving Option or Greatest Evil?

April 27, AD2017 1 Comment
Adoption: Loving Option or Greatest Evil?

To a pro-life advocate, adoption should be a self-evident solution to a tragic problem.  Yet, of the three choices presented to a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy–adoption, parenting the baby, or abortion –adoption is far and away the least frequent choice. According to the Guttmacher Institute (2011), there were 2.8 million unintended pregnancies in the United States. Of those, 1.2 […]

Sometimes It’s the Quiet Ones With a Simple Faith

April 26, AD2017 0 Comments
Sometimes It’s the Quiet Ones With a Simple Faith

I recently lost my father in law, a man of a simple faith, and it has thrown me for quite a loop. I still have my father, and I am thankful for that because we have always had a close relationship. But, I was blessed to have this man as my father in law, and […]

Live the Eucharist in Everything You Do

April 26, AD2017 0 Comments
Live the Eucharist in Everything You Do

Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. John 19:27 I have been reading Saint John Paul the Great’s encyclical, Ecclesia De Eucharistia, and it is a thing of beauty. I wanted to reflect on some of what is said as I pondered […]

What’s Wrong with the (Postmodern) World: Catholicism and Intelligence, by Fr. James V. Schall

April 25, AD2017 0 Comments
What’s Wrong with the (Postmodern) World: Catholicism and Intelligence, by Fr. James V. Schall

  Jesuit philosopher Fr. James V. Schall has been described as “America’s Chesterton,” according to the cover blurb from theologian Tracey Rowland. Like G. K. Chesterton, Fr. Schall has a talent for making philosophy accessible to the average person, the mark not only of the true sophisticate but also of the good teacher. But also […]

May: The Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

April 25, AD2017 1 Comment
May: The Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. May is a month of growth, when nature is reborn. This month normally belongs to the Easter season, between Easter and Pentecost. Many Catholics may be aware that May is consecrated to Mary, but it may be unclear why this month was selected […]

Is The Church Out of Her League on the Environment?

April 24, AD2017 2 Comments
Is The Church Out of Her League on the Environment?

Many continue to raise questions about the Church’s role and expertise in addressing environmental issues. Eyebrows were recently raised with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences workshop on “How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend” and with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) letter to the U.S. Secretary of State regarding environmental […]

An Interfaith Dialogue with a Muslim Social Justice Comedian

April 24, AD2017 0 Comments
An Interfaith Dialogue with a Muslim Social Justice Comedian

I enjoy the TED Radio Hour podcast. The program offers illumination on a wide range of topics and is generally fun to listen to. But a recent episode had kind of a delayed reaction effect on me, which is to say, the more I thought about it the angrier I got. The episode was called […]