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Jesus and a Peloton bike

“You are brave. Thank you for showing up!” I am brave, I thought. I did show up! “You are here for a reason. What’s that reason?!” I am here for […]

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On the lost art of “pairing ‘em up” and its effects on marriage today

One of the more common concerns that young adults express to me is the difficulty in meeting and dating. Once adulthood is reached, of course, the purpose of dating is […]

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How does idealism and perfectionism negatively affect marriage?

The Church chose the week leading up to Valentine’s Day to focus on and honor marriage. I hope to produce a series of articles on that topic. We begin with some […]

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‘Strange Rites’ and the promise of natural religion

Along with many other cultural commentators, I have been tracing for the past many years the phenomenon of religious disaffiliation, the sobering fact that armies of people, especially the young, […]

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Following God is the only lasting reality

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 2-26 For its first reading, this weekend’s liturgy presents a selection from the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah must have been intense in his […]

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Is your parish family-friendly?

Who doesn’t want the church to grow or the next generation of Catholics to embrace a deep love for their faith? One simple way we can do this is by […]

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The Psalms: The Church’s songbook

I had the extraordinary experience last month of recording all one hundred and fifty Psalms for the new Catholic Hallow App. Over the course of several sittings, sequestered in a tiny studio, […]

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Find joy in the simple things

You wouldn’t think that a small group of individuals going sledding during a winter storm would make the news, but on Jan. 29, as Winter Storm Kenan pummeled the Northeast, […]

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The struggle for hearts and minds will continue

In advance of the Supreme Court’s much-awaited decision on the Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks, the abortion wars have heated up again. When pro-lifers rallied […]

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Should Catholic health care survive?

In January, five Catholic medical and professional associations came together to establish the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance. Its board members represent the Catholic Medical Association, National Catholic Bioethics Center, […]

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The lie projected onto the National Shrine

It was an appalling sight. As the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life was taking place on the inside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception […]

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The prophets lead all peoples to salvation in Christ

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 4:21-30 The Book of Jeremiah provides the first reading for this weekend. This book is regarded as one of the major Hebrew prophetic works […]