The oh moment: Emptiness to exploration

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I have always struggled with Jesus’ words that if one comes to Him without hating one’s own life, that person cannot be a disciple (Lk...

Two modern-day ghosts of Christmas past

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I love the months of August and September, partly because around this area, that’s the best time for beach weather. And allow me to digress...

The Eucharistic life of Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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On Monday, September 5, the Church will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the death and birth into eternal life of St. Teresa of Calcutta,...

Ship Ahoy!

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It was 7:30 a.m. as it arrived at the outer fringes of the inner harbor. By 8 a.m. it was being nudged closer to...

‘Take comfort, My people’

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"Take comfort, my people” (Is 40:1) is a common enough phrase during the Advent season, but there is no reason why this divine directive...

Sacred symbols

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In his June Apostolic Letter on liturgical formation, Desiderio Desideravi, Pope Francis expressed concern that today’s society no longer understands symbols. What is this...

Homosexual men and chaste friendships

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Catholic men facing same-sex attractions often struggle with how they are supposed to handle their homoromantic feelings. Some clearly understand that the Church invites...

Larry and the maringouin

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Tomorrow, August 20, is my dad’s 101st birthday. He died when he was 96, and it will be five years this coming October. But...

A unique place for Eucharistic Revival

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The United States is blessed with many extraordinary Eucharistic shrines that can be fitting places of pilgrimage during the three-year national Eucharistic Revival just...

The best gift

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I was driving home from church a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning and it was Father’s Day. As is often...

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