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There Is Only One Truth, Revealed by God and Shared by the Apostles

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the three major prophets of ancient Israel, Jeremiah so firmly saw […]

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After Assassination Attempt, This Is What Catholics Need Now

To say that the American political landscape is fractured right now may be the understatement of the 21st century. To say that these fractures have only deepened in the wake […]

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God’s Love for His People, Even Today, Remains Steadfast

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Amos is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Amos is one of the relatively few prophets of whom something is known. […]

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Happiness, Joy, and the Glimpse of Our Eternal Destiny

I recently had the great joy of attending three ordinations of close friends to the priesthood (including here in our own diocese). The last of these ordinations, in the Diocese […]

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A Toast – and Advice – to Those Beginning their Marital Journey

I must have skipped the chapter in my “how to parent” instruction manual where it talked about weddings. Not my wedding, of course, but all the weddings of my kids, […]

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Surrendering Your Own Will Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give

One of my favorite things about living in eastern Indiana is our long summer evenings. Being so close to the Central time zone, but not yet in it, means that, […]

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God Does Not Desert Us, Even Amid Our Trials

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading. When this book originally was written, the plight of God’s people was very bad. […]

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Find the Spark This Summer and Cling to It

Penguin Random House is beginning to market a special release coming this August: a picture-book biography of acclaimed children’s book creator Barbara Cooney. The cover feels like a familiar Cooney […]

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A Man of Good Humor, Bar None

In a 2014 address to Vatican employees, Pope Francis suggested that “a bit of good humor is very good for us! It will do us much good to pray St. […]

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The Higher You Go Liturgically, the Lower You Should Go in Service of the Poor

This past week was one of the most liturgically rich of my priesthood. As part of the National Eucharistic Revival, the Marian Route of the pilgrimage was making its way […]

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Amid the Storms of Life, We Are Called to Trust in Jesus

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time This weekend, the Sunday liturgies return to Ordinary Time, after the long period of Lent, the Easter season, and a series of important feasts. The […]

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Inspiration on Our Journey Toward Holiness

The universal call to holiness is one of the most significant aspects of Church teaching throughout the last century. And rightly so, for the very life of the world depends […]