A Wager About Satan

Though it certainly doesn’t make for pleasant reading, approved transcripts of certain exorcisms are a riveting window into the reality of the absolute spiritual warfare

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The Two Shall Become One Flesh

There may be no better commentary on marital unity than the following excerpt from the Exhortation Before Marriage, which was once commonly used at the

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Happiness Happens

March 2, 2011 As usual, I volunteered for the easier task of waking up our son and his older sister. My wife was left with

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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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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 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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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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Capitalism & The Common Good

One of the primary claims made by anti-capitalists, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, is that capitalism is somehow opposed to \”the common good.\” Those who don\’t

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