Our Sunday Best

Each and every Sunday morning is a zoo around my house. Trying to get 12 people ready and out the door to Mass is quite

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Can Catholics Be Cremated?

One component of our diaconate formation this year has focused on ministries related to death and dying. To that end, our class watched the movie

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Annie, the Evangelist

She’s fearless. She’s charismatic. She’s radiant. A modern evangelist, Annie basks in Christ’s love and shares it with a simple, winsome touch. A heart overflowing

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The Conceit of Denying God

I read the news–all bad it seems–and invariably, I think about God. This predilection, not practiced for most of my adult life, now gives me great

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Anti-Misogyny, Pro-Life

A recent article in The Atlantic proposed that neither activism for or against abortion can solve the real problem behind sex-selective abortion, an issue raised in the recent documentary It’s

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Divine Intersection

CNN’s Pierce Morgan attempted to entangle Senator Rick Santorum into pledging alliance to the potentially new Church Doctrine under Pope Francis that condom use would

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Veiling in the Liturgy

I. Veiling and Truth Theologian Han Urs Von Balthasar once wrote, “We thus [understand] truth as the unveiledness, uncoveredness, disclosedness, and unconcealment of being ….

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The Puppet Strings of Satan

Satan, I gotta hand it to ya. You\’re brilliant. Ultimately a loser, but still. Evil and its demoralizing impact on our world is a reality of

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Prudence and Scrupulosity

The scrupulous man excels at avoiding prudence. He doesn’t want to make judgment calls for fear of being wrong, and he is (perhaps secretly) proud

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The Man in the Middle

A Reflective Fictional Story for Lent The sky is dark, as if there is an impending doom that is to be brought upon the face

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Is Christ Ugly?

Scars Last summer I heard a Priest tell this story during his homily of a time he visited a sick man in the hospital. He

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