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Beyond Charlie

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD. – Job 1:21 I have of late thought much of death.  … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene: Icon of Hope

I’ve had the privilege of living in Magdala, the ancient first-century hometown of Mary Magdalene, for three years, where we have received more than 200,000 visitors.  And with that comes a multitude of opinions about Mary Magdalene.  I have read … Continue reading

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Wasting time

My youngest child is a living pause button in my life. At 6, he is too little to know the pressures and programming of homework and club sports, and too much of a little boy to be stressed out by … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the mission!

Takeaways for becoming a Missionary Disciple The best way to get a taste of the takeaways from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders is simply to take them and savour them oneself.  We are blessed to be part of a great … Continue reading

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Jamaican Man Weeps with Christ

I recently returned from Kingston, Jamaica where a small group of young adults and I went to serve alongside the Missionaries of the Poor (M.O.P.).  It was my second time traveling there to serve the poorest of the poor in … Continue reading

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The Benedict Option and Regnum Christi?

The Benedict Option, by Rod Dreher, is generating a good deal of discussion among serious Catholics, including Regnum Christi members.  It is highly thought provoking and worth reading. Reviews range from those finding much to agree with and others who … Continue reading

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Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: Not an Age of Changes, but a Change of Ages

Convocation of Catholic Leaders Day 2 St. Augustine’s praise of God himself can be sung of his bride, the Church as well.  The unchanging beauty, truth and goodness that she is is always becoming new through the incessant creative force … Continue reading

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Encountering Joy with the Church: USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Day 1: The Shepherds with their Sheep During the early morning drive down to the Atlanta airport on Saturday I reflected on my destination.  The USCCB had invited dioceses and Movements from around the country to come together to encounter … Continue reading

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Free Religion yields Free Society

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment Our bishops are clear: If religious liberty is not respected, all people suffer … Continue reading

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Learning the butterfly

I’ve been trying to learn how to swim the butterfly stroke for years now. I’m still pathetic. I churn that water so much that the chlorine almost becomes butter. And what’s the effect? I might as well be on a … Continue reading

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