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A Pilgrimage to Where Beauty Lies: The Eucharist

I recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi with a wonderful group of folks from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Several students, staff, and three […]

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National Eucharistic Pilgrimage Brings Jesus to NYC

We stepped carefully down the labyrinth of gangplanks and docks in New York Harbor. A drizzling rain and clouds obscured the city’s magnificent skyline as we made for the boat. […]

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How to Have Tough Conversations During Pride Month

In June, Catholics often face challenging discussions stemming from the LGBTQ community’s pride celebrations and the arguments that ensue concerning the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. Jason Evert, an international chastity […]

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Remain Close to God, Who Has the Power to Redeem Our Sins

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Genesis is the first book chronologically and sequentially in the modern translation of […]

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Christ’s Words Are Direct and Clear: ‘This Is My Body’

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Providing this feast day’s first reading is the Book of Exodus, the story of an event that occurred as the […]

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The Joys and Challenges of Conforming to the Priesthood

In the early part of June, we often have the joy of celebrating priestly ordinations. This year is no different, as on Saturday, June 1, at the Cathedral of the […]

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The Red Carpet: Jesus on the Big Screen

As a columnist with access to press credentials in the Catholic space and a close friend in public relations, I’ve attended a few movie premieres. But I had never been […]

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A Eucharistic Word: Christification

What does it mean to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? How are our lives to be changed from such an encounter? In fact, the fruits of the Eucharist are […]

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In Revealing the Trinity, God Shows His Love to the World

Feast of the Holy Trinity The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is the fifth book in the Old Testament. It is one of […]

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The Joy of Being ‘Ordinary’

Across America, Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the beginning of summer, the time of year when many people begin their season of outdoor picnics, road trips, and vacations. Inside […]

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How to Handle the Transfer of Your Parish Priest

The transfer of a beloved priest often stirs deep emotions within a parish. Getting the news of a favorite priest’s reassignment can be disappointing and challenging. At the same time, […]

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Three Countercultural Promises of a Priest

In early June, I will ordain three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. Ordaining priests is the greatest privilege that I have as a bishop. Period. […]