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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Like it\’s 1415

To the world, it\’s unsettling to imagine a man with global influence and  practical power, moving to a small room, in a house of prayer,

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Life in the Fasting Lane

Car rides are hard with ten children. There is almost always a mess. There is almost always a disagreement about seating arrangements, and fights in

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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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Suffering Through Mass

Sometimes bad liturgy happens to good people. That is, sometimes the faithful who desire to experience a liturgically correct Mass are denied the opportunity. What

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Prudential Leadership

Sally is a blue chip recruit from one of the best business schools in the U.S.  She has been married for two years and recently

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Making Life an Uphill Battle

As I get closer to my fifth decade of life (yikes!), I recognize the value of observing the impact of behaviors and choices people make

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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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Moving From Fear To Faith

Since A Worrier\’s Guide To The Bible was released, I’ve been doing a lot of speaking about anxiety. As I visit various parishes, I encounter

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How to Meditate Like a Catholic

Meditation is a beautiful, yet often neglected, form of prayer and worship that deserves a special place in the spiritual lives of Catholics. The Catechism

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