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Living up to our name

Living up to our name

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name”

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The least religious generation

The least religious generation

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jean Twenge’s book “iGen” is one of the most fascinating — and depressing — texts I’ve read in the past decade.

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The language of the soul

The language of the soul

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thirty years ago, American educator Allan Bloom wrote a book entitled, “The Closing of the American Mind.”

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What is going on at Mass?

What is going on at Mass?

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

As many Catholics know, the Second Vatican Council famously referred to the liturgy as the “source and summit of the Christian life.”

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Our struggle with riches

Our struggle with riches

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A number of years ago, I attended a funeral. The man to whom we were saying goodbye had enjoyed a full and rich life.

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Understanding grace more deeply

Understanding grace more deeply

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The mark of genuine contrition is not a sense of guilt, but a sense of sorrow, of regret for having taken a wrong turn, just as the mark of living in grace is not a sense of our own worth but a sense of being accepted and loved despite our unworthiness.

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Caring for body, mind and soul

Caring for body, mind and soul

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the Church is, quite rightly, the 17th century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of Jesus and was known, even as a young man, as a person of deep intelligence and piety.

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Evangelize by attraction

Evangelize by attraction

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Greetings to all readers of the Catholic Herald, I am thrilled and grateful to begin writing with some consistency for this publication.

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America’s original sin

America’s original sin

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I vividly remember my first visit to Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The church on the edge of the world

The church on the edge of the world

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even though I lived in France for three years while doing my doctoral studies, I never managed a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, the mysterious, mystical, and hauntingly photogenic abbey situated on a promontory just off the Normandy coast between Caen and St. Malo.

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