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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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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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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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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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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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Black Elk and the need for catechesis

Black Elk and the need for catechesis

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I write these words as the annual November meeting of the United States bishops comes to a close.

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Groaning as the deepest prayer

Groaning as the deepest prayer

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several years ago, I received an email that literally stopped my breath. A man who had been for many years an intellectual and faith mentor to me, a man whom I thoroughly trusted, and a man with whom I had developed a life-giving friendship, had killed both his wife and himself in a murder-suicide. The news left me gasping for air, paralyzed in terms of how to understand and accept this as well as how to pray in the face of this.

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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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