In the One Family of God

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family (Lee Iacocca, American Executive, 1924-2019). There is

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Reclaiming Church History

If there is one thing I have grown to love since I began reviewing books it’s learning Church history. I do understand those who find

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Doctrine, Doctrine, Doctrine

In all the controversies swirling in our Catholic Church nowadays, even to the point of possible schism, there is a word that is almost never

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Fruits of Our Labor

There is a saying: “If you want to be happy, plant a garden.” Oh, how true that is! When we are gardening, we are living

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How Must We Love Our Neighbor?

Most Catholics, most Christians in fact, even people who are only passingly familiar with the Bible, know the story of the Good Samaritan. Found in

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The Catholic ‘Mother Wound’

Is today’s Church suffering from a ‘Mother Wound’? Recently, following a Mass to celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in my parish, I

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The Priests We Need

Long will the summer of 2018 be remembered. It was the summer the Catholic Church seemed to be receiving hit after hit at the hands

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