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My Ash Wednesday with Shakira

My Ash Wednesday with Shakira

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clicking away at this column for the umpteenth time – kids have been sick on and off for a week; the only opening at the doctor’s office today is smack in the middle of nap time; I’m starting my own Lenten fast off with DayQuil – and Shakira has come to my rescue! Yes, I […]

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Preach always, and use words

Preach always, and use words

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is the most well-known ordained evangelist in the United States. Known for his skill in communication and ability to relate the Gospel message to the culture, Barron expresses a joyful confidence as he opines each week through various forms of media.

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Blessings and challenges to come

Blessings and challenges to come

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Blessings come in many forms, some more intimidating than others.

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Reticence and secrecy as virtue

Reticence and secrecy as virtue

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In all healthy people, there’s a natural reticence about revealing too much of themselves and a concomitant need to keep certain things secret.

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Celebrating our Catholic schools

Celebrating our Catholic schools

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having served as pastor of a parish with a school, and now as bishop, I am committed to our mission of preaching the Gospel and assuring the formation in the faith of every Catholic.

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How the ‘Star Wars’ franchise lost its way

How the ‘Star Wars’ franchise lost its way

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I fell sound asleep for about 10 minutes during the most recent installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi.

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Liturgical considerations during the flu season

Liturgical considerations during the flu season

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

As we seem to be in the height of the flu season, the question has been raised as to whether or not we should be sharing the Common Cup or even shaking hands at the Sign of Peace

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False liberation: the bitter pill

False liberation: the bitter pill

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major study published Dec. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women.

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Of parenthood and childhood

Of parenthood and childhood

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

During Advent and Christmas we accompanied Joseph and Mary through uncertainty and hope to the little town of Bethlehem, through a silent night of anxiousness and joy away in a manger.

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2017: The Year of Stanley and Solanus

2017: The Year of Stanley and Solanus

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Catholic Church needs priests.”

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