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Finding refreshment

Many Catholic women try very hard to be Proverbs 31 wives and mothers. It’s an excellent goal, but frankly sometimes it can be exhausting. Are we doing enough? Are our […]

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Sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind:

A reflection on the Irish referendum I will confess that as a person of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, I found the events in Ireland last week […]

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The dictatorship of relativism

You’ve probably never heard of the Waupoos Family Farm. I hadn’t either, until I met some folks involved in it during a recent visit to Ottawa. Their story vividly illustrates […]

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Lessons from two soon-to-be saints

I was thrilled to see the announcement that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Paul VI and Blessed Oscar Romero during the upcoming synod on “Young people, the faith and vocational […]

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Catholic investing: the role we play in our investment decisions

The Vatican recently released a document jointly prepared by the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith titled, “Considerations for […]

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Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of […]

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Cures for ‘chronic news funk’

I have been a news junkie almost all my life. I’ve read a daily newspaper since grammar school, progressing from comics to sports to the front page. I was the first […]

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Consenting to sex

Recent news articles exploring the post-#MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell phone “consent apps,” allowing millennials to sign digital contracts before they have sex with their […]

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Baseball and life

The high school girls ran out the door a few minutes ago, reminding me of their plans to attend the boys baseball game tonight. As often happens my mind wandered, […]

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Parkinson’s affects 1 million people in North America

Although you can’t describe it to your family or friends, there is a feeling that there is something inside of you that is not quite right. It is a weird […]

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The ‘dark stuff’ of grief

I recently overheard a woman say she had finally aired the “dark stuff” of her grief over losing her best friend to death after childbirth. It made wonder: Why do […]

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Monks’ weekend retreat helps recovering alcoholics find God

Guest Commentary by Daniel Conway Christian monks have been seeking God since the dawn of Christianity. They have removed themselves from the chaos and temptations of daily life “in the […]