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The art of slow living: When calligraphy becomes prayer

Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time, in order to pay her $800 rent, cellphone […]

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Jesus gave up His own life to save us

Palm Sunday Mark 14:1-15:47 This weekend, in a liturgy majestic in its ability to transport us to the events of the day that began the first Holy Week, the Church […]

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The Jordan Peterson phenomenon

Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you don’t spend a lot of time […]

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As we forgive

We recently added the papers of Father Richard John Neuhaus to our university library’s collection of important figures in American Catholic history. Among them are a number of reviews of […]

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The Stations of the Cross

I love to pray the Stations of the Cross. They are a wonderful devotion for us to practice on Fridays, the day of our Lord’s crucifixion, and also during Holy […]

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Through His death and resurrection, Jesus establishes God’s New Covenant

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 12:20-33 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A common theme runs through all the written prophecies of ancient Israel, namely that despite […]

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Doggone it, kids are great

My wife and I have taken to watching the population boom of dogs in commercials. Have you noticed they are everywhere? Dogs are the new children, but better groomed. Pet […]

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‘Make noise!’: Pope Francis at five years

By Elise Italiano and Christopher White Finishing off his first international trip as pope at the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis looked to the young […]

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The Catholic Doctor Is In

For love of life                  In 1991, I met a 64-year-old gentleman who had very severe coronary artery blockage. He successfully underwent quintuple […]

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We are saved by faith in Christ Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Lent John 3:14-21 The Second Book of Chronicles provides this Lenten weekend with its first reading. Chronicles was written about 1,000 years before Jesus. The identity of […]

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Ending a culture of violence

A horrific mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and placed school violence and gun control at the forefront of public debate. Proposals include stricter regulations […]

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Conscience and grace: a Lenten meditation

The Scriptures of Lent in the Church’s daily liturgy invite two related reflections. The weeks immediately preceding Easter call us to walk to Jerusalem in imitation of Christ, so that, […]