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Evening news despair and Easter hope

One of the best decisions my wife and I ever made was to keep our television out of the bedroom. We’ve never fallen asleep bathed in the blue glow of […]

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The cross is enough

Without Good Friday, there is no Easter Sunday. Without the Cross, there is no empty tomb. Without humility, there is no glory. Christianity, as writers from the New Testament on […]

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Gender politics and the Supreme Court

Judging by news coverage and social media, Senate hearings on the confirmation of appellate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer have provided more political theater […]

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Why doing what is right in your own sight is such a bad idea

What does the Bible think about our current cultural fascination with finding our own voices, setting our own agenda, doing things according to our own lights? Is the Bible for […]

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A more awful thing: Jesus’ lament on the culture of death 

In the Stations of the Cross, Jesus says a rather extraordinary thing. He addresses it to the women who have gathered to lament Him: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep […]

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Catholic entrepreneurs take the leap 

Matt Martinusen lost his job at a precarious time. He was the sole breadwinner, and his wife, Lisa, a stay-at-home mom, had just had their third baby.  The non-profit Matt […]

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A mess of our own making

Every parent has heard his or her child cry out in the night and rushed to find out what is wrong. “There’s a monster in the corner!” your daughter says, […]

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Think you’re ‘failing’ at Lent? 

Think again. I really wanted the Sonic drink. It had been a very long day – with grocery runs and sniffly kids and two hours of live radio and attempting to […]

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Laetare Sunday calls us to rejoice in God’s unfailing love

Fourth Sunday of Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This weekend, the Church observes Laetare Sunday, the name being derived from the first word, in Latin, of the Entrance Antiphon. The word […]

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What kind of Christian do others think we are?

When Pope Francis announced that the next world Synod of Bishops would convene on the topic of synodality, a lot of eyebrows were raised. A synod on synodality seemed redundant, […]

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Come on in

When I was a boy, there was a revolution in Hungary against the communist government. The Soviet Union put it down brutally. Several hundred thousand Hungarians fled the country, some […]

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How the world has failed Lia Thomas

When Will Thomas was in his sophomore and junior years of college at the University of Pennsylvania, he decided that he was a woman, began hormone replacement therapy and changed […]