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Would you die for your faith?

Would you die for your faith?

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Would you be willing to die for your faith? It’s something I’ve thought about more recently as I’ve heard about modern-day martyrs.

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We follow one who wept

We follow one who wept

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In C.S. Lewis’s “The Four Loves,” we recall that, in addition to physical anguish, Jesus also experienced heartbreak.

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To be in God’s hands

To be in God’s hands

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like most Catholics, I planned for Lent. I had my list of suggested “give ups,” “to dos,” goals. I like to be in control. There are aspects of this personality trait that are positive, but essentially wanting control is often a futile endeavor.

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Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report”

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Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whenever we Christians have been at our best, we have opened our churches as sanctuaries to the poor and the endangered.

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Fear not!

Fear not!

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent presidential election unearthed a stratum of anxiety and fear that extends across the country like a vein of ore.

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Changing and changeless in 2017

Changing and changeless in 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

For one year, long ago, my four siblings and I were all in grade school at the same time.

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Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we rejoice in the Lord’s birth this Christmas, it is important to remember that faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Catholic Church’s teachings: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14). Jesus came as a light into the world, to dispel the darkness and to give us new life (Jn 8:12). He gave up his life to bring salvation, love and joy to the human race.

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A new year of hope

A new year of hope

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some have suggested with the closing of the Year of Mercy, 2017 should be a Year of Hope.

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A new perspective at Christmas

A new perspective at Christmas

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For a brief moment when we’re born, we’re the youngest person on the planet. Then, we grow older.

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