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The Adulation of Hypocrisy

Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! – From the classic scene in Casablanca, made in 1942 Twenty years ago – January 17, 1998, news broke on Drudge that then-president Bill Clinton had “relations” with … Continue reading

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The Catholic Love of Life

While chatting with the kids from Sunday school, I asked them, “What do you want to be when you grow up”?  Some of the most popular answers were doctors, firemen, policemen etc., and why?  Because they can save people, save … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Flu

I have the flu. It hurts. I’m saying that not because I’m looking for sympathy. I’m just one of a few million people who have the flu. I mention it to put everyday life in perspective. Most of us have … Continue reading

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Epiphany in Hurt Park

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.   Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in … Continue reading

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Into the Promised Land — with Joshua

The Book of Joshua is an epilogue to the Pentateuch where Joshua finally led Israel into the Promised Land after being in the wilderness for 40 years.  Under the command of Joshua, Israel experienced a brief period of spiritual faithfulness … Continue reading

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5 Ways your New Year’s Resolutions Can be Totally Catholic

  Resolutions are near and dear to the Catholic heart for a few reasons that run in our baptismal DNA. We love to have the firm purpose to amend our lives, as we promise every time we go to confession. … Continue reading

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Ravioli — The Next Generation

The moment had been creeping up on me for more than a quarter-century, but I didn’t see it coming. Not the time. Not the place. Not the circumstances. I sat in my kitchen, just a couple days past Christmas 2017. … Continue reading

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Moses Meets the Law

Deuteronomy covers the time Moses and the sons of Israel were waiting outside of the Promised Land, where he recounted the happenings, introduced a new set of laws and gave the blessings and curses before he died at 120 years. … Continue reading

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Labels and Francis’s Culture of Encounter

A few weeks back I wrote a piece on why certain labels like conservative or liberal religious community are unhelpful. My argument was mainly that these labels bring a foreign concept – politics – into religion. However, as I thought … Continue reading

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Resolved to be Unresolved

As the end of 2017 looms, talk turns to the making of resolutions for the new year. In this, I am a non-participant, perhaps even an anti-new-year-resolutionist. My reason for eschewing New Year’s Resolutions is simple; if there is something … Continue reading

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