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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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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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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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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, […]

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A woman rich beyond things

International Women’s Day on March 8 recalls that many girls and women in developing countries still face huge barriers to an education, are denied rights to ownership of the land […]

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‘I sold them life’: learning from the Angel of The Gap

Little did he know what a noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and […]

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‘Paul’ film producer: ‘Real important to tell the story of God’s mercy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Every story has a message within. So does every movie — and every biblically based movie as well. With the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Eric […]

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Forming attitudes of athletes

When I was about 13, I had a bad temper — so bad that I quit playing golf. When I played poorly (which was most of the time), I would […]