Austerity Is Good For You

Don’t be fooled by the cultural tendency to lead a sedentary, Starbucks-filled life (as much as I love Starbucks), striving towards beach vacations and massages.

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Bill, We Will Miss You!

The recent effort in Nevada to put into law a bill that would provide the same level of protection for religious freedom that the people

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The Great Gatsby\’s Relevance

The Great Gatsby, the popular American novel known for depicting the Roaring 20\’s with striking honesty, is now a major motion picture, starring the great Leonardo DiCaprio

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From Tolerance to Coercion

I\’m not a conspiracy theorist. What I mean by that is that I generally don\’t go for complicated explanations when often the simplest ones will

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The Internet, Vice and Envy

I confess to you, my online brothers and sisters, that I have repeatedly compared my life to that of other bloggers. I have concluded my

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We Cannot Have Dissent!

In reading the various news bits over the past few weeks, I noticed a trend — an assertion born of certitude and used to justify

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A Better Connected World

I’ve heard several priests talk about the phenomenon of going to mass at different parishes each Sunday, depending on which mass times are more convenient.

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The Danger of ‘Nice.’

“Be nice.” “That’s not nice.” “Wouldn’t it be nice if people would just get along?” Nice is almost as hard to define as the notoriously

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Letter to Parents About Baptism

Dear Parents Who Haven’t Baptized Their Children, I’ve been speaking to your parent/grandparent/relative/friend over the past few weeks in the lead up to, and at,

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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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