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Putting God on trial

Putting God on trial

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In both our piety and our agnosticism, we sometimes put God on trial and whenever we do that, it’s we who end up being judged. We see that in the Gospel accounts of the trial of Jesus, particularly in John’s Gospel.

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Pardon and peace start at home

Pardon and peace start at home

| March 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Friday fish fries and confession are likely the most advertised Lenten activity in Catholic parishes. I’ll give you one guess at which is the least attended.

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A survey of women in the church

A survey of women in the church

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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Blessings during this Easter season

Blessings during this Easter season

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop James P. Powers Easter 2018 Easter message.

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Death of an evangelical titan

Death of an evangelical titan

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Billy Graham preach about 20 years ago in Cincinnati.

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A testimony on celibacy

A testimony on celibacy

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing in the first person is always a risk, but the subject matter of this column is best done, I feel, through personal testimony.

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A season of learning

A season of learning

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is Lent all about? In responding to this question, many will turn to various words ending with –ing.

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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination.

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On faithfulness and fruitfulness

On faithfulness and fruitfulness

| February 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

This year, Feb. 14 was both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.

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Faith, sacrifice and superstition

Faith, sacrifice and superstition

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The power of a subordinate clause, one nuance within a sentence and everything takes on a different meaning.

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