Praying Through Stress

August is a great time to assess one’s stress levels. In every walk of life, people find summer to be unreasonably hectic. In the early

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Why It Hurts

There is a natural phenomenon that’s easily verifiable. As an object travels away from its source, it becomes smaller, and as it travels towards the

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The Camino de Santiago is Life

On July 2, 2014, I walked into Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago, completing five hundred miles of pilgrimage with great jubilance and much

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ethics, things that last

Happiness: The Sun on Our Heart

This column is the second in a three-part series concerning ethics and human happiness. Restless Hearts In the previous installation of this series, we examined

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church, fall, seasons, autumn

The Importance of Showing Up

“Life means ‘getting our feet dirty’ from the dust-filled roads of life and history” – Pope Francis Last Tuesday, I had no intention of going to

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apple, contraception, choices, pathway, path

The Trees of Life

  In the Bible, we learn the names of two trees in Paradise. One is the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which had

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