A Father’s Blessing

My daughter entered a local monastery to start off on her path in life as a cloistered Carmelite nun. Since she was a little girl,

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Spiritual Sisterhood

Girlfriends play a significant role in the lives of young women. This spiritual sisterhood, as I like to call it, is irreplaceable as women encounter

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The Fragility of Human Life

A couple of months ago,  I realized how fragile  human life really  is when I almost lost a daughter during childbirth.  During labor, she almost bled

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What Truly Belongs To You?

Ownership – it’s a funny thing human beings have struggled with since Adam and Eve. Since Creation we have never had enough. It is the desire to have more

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God is the Ultimate Therapist

One of the more common statements that we hear from Protestants in regards to confessing our sins to an ordained priest is “I just confess

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Baby-Stepping to Holiness

One of my wife’s and my favorite movies is What about Bob? In this early-90s comedy, Richard Dreyfuss plays Dr. Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist who has just

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A Feast of Catholic Learning

I just returned from a retreat for Catholic educators sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE) and hosted by St. Agatha Academy of Winchester, KY. Thirteen of

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Caesar’s Thumb

“The sophistry is overwhelming: If I choose and desire my child, then ipso facto I have granted it the right to live, and it will

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Soft-Bellied Catholicism

How often have you been told Jesus loves you? Or, God loves you where you are? These are true statements and wonderful encouragement when you’ve

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