How now brown cow?

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Those few words, “How now, brown cow?” is what we might call a lighthearted way of asking, “What’s up, doc?” or “What’s next?” Dictionaries...

Celebrating joyfully the First Sunday of the Word of God

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On January 26, the Church will celebrate for the first time an important new annual feast, the Sunday of the Word of God, which...

Let’s not perish together as fools

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I’m putting this column together on what is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S. It’s no secret that MLK is...

Merton contemplation and action

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January is a month when justice receives national recognition. The nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. days before thousands assemble in Washington, D.C. to...

As time goes by

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Those of you who are into British sitcoms will recognize the title of this article as the name of a popular BBC sitcom which...

What is the purpose of a homily?

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In my last column, I discussed the Pew Research Center’s recently released study entitled, “The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons,” which...

I guess I’m a goat

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Human beings are inherently prone to debating issues. Most love a good old disagreement, and that’s cool, as long as in the end, folks...

The foxes and the henhouse

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Probably the biggest bioethics story of 2019 involved Dr. Jankui He (known to his associates as “JK”), a Chinese scientist who employed a new...

The everlasting evergreen: The history and symbolism of the Christmas tree

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The Season of Christmas Presents have been opened, abundant amounts of eggnog have been consumed, and laughter and Christmas joy have filled the air. The...

A Catholic teaching seldom explored

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Catholic social teaching is often referred to as “the best kept secret of the Catholic Church.” This teaching concerns the role we as disciples...

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