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Bear Witness to Jesus Christ, Our Hope

June 19, AD2018 0 Comments
Bear Witness to Jesus Christ, Our Hope

After we experience the touch of Jesus, we have a responsibility to become an effective witness of His goodness to those around us who are desperate for some sign of hope. I recently had a chat with a friend who was going through a tough time and was on the verge of what he said […]

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The Catholic and Gnostic Views of Materiality Yield Hope and Despair

May 20, AD2018 0 Comments
The Catholic and Gnostic Views of Materiality Yield Hope and Despair

Simply, the Catholic and Gnostic views of materiality are, respectively, Good and Evil, which engender hope and despair. It is paradoxical that the modern adoration of materiality in the form of technology should be concurrent and compatible with the Gnostic regard of materiality as evil. If we take the material and its pleasures as a […]

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The Despair of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

June 19, AD2017 2 Comments
The Despair of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a host of artistic problems, but its most profound failures are of moral understanding. Whereas the original novels by J.K. Rowling embraced the Christian sanctity of life, understanding that death was an evil, and expressed hope for repentance and forgiveness of sins, this late coming play, written by […]

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Easter and Building a Curriculum of Hope

May 18, AD2017 0 Comments
Easter and Building a Curriculum of Hope

I have been working in the field of education for more than twenty years now. And every time I come to reflect upon the fruits of Easter, I always try to connect it to the work of educating young people. This month, I have decided to write about the relationship between the Resurrection story and […]

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Despair in Secular America

March 30, AD2017 25 Comments
Despair in Secular America

A new research report shows an increase in the mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 of people) among middle-aged American men. Citing the study, this  article, written from a secular perspective in The Economist tells us: “White middle-age mortality continued to rise in 2014 and 2015, contributing to a fall in life expectancy among the population as […]

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Essay Contest Honorable Mention: Adversity and Our Faith

November 25, AD2015 1 Comment
Essay Contest Honorable Mention: Adversity and Our Faith

“He’s dead because of me. And I’m trying to… been trying to get me head around it, but I can’t. I will have always have killed that little boy. That ain’t ever going away. Ever. Unless… maybe I go away.” -Ray, In Bruges This line from Martin McDonagh’s film In Bruges sums up one of its central struggles: the […]

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