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Teach Your Children Well

One of the most important duties of parents is to teach their children.

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

It begins as a very private act.

What should I wear?

“What should I wear?” That was a question I often heard my mother ask while growing up.

An intimate sharing between friends

Have you ever experienced deep feelings of loneliness?

The Compelling Witness of Ancient Voices

For a Catholic, these 50 days that make up the Easter Season between Easter Sunday and Pentecost are a special time for savoring and reflecting on the mysteries of salvation.

Donors I have known

Since June 2002, my job of Planned Giving Director has allowed me to interact with literally thousands of donors to encourage “ultimate gifts.”

Bringing Home the Gospel

In the second reading for this Sunday, St. Peter admonishes us, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15). This verse has become a kind of rallying cry for one approach to the world. In this view, the world is a dark […]

Christ in the Nursing Home

It is not obvious to many, but one of the places that I believe is quite sacred in our communities today is the nursing home.

Why is it so hard to believe?

Recently Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, asked an interesting question. Why is it so hard to believe in God in our modern world? In the year 1500 it seemed virtually impossible not to believe in God? How did we get to this very different place? Believing in God today is like swimming against the current, while […]

A blight on America’s foreign policy record

Just over a year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the State Department all unanimously declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East

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June 23, 2017
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