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Time for a reboot in the backside

While autumn is by far my favorite of the four seasons (although Frankie Valli does come in a close second — this is for a priest friend of mine who is a whiz at referencing …

The need to fight for religious freedom and values

On October 11, Attorney General William Barr gave an impassioned speech to the students and faculty of Notre Dame Law School as well as to Notre Dames’ Nicola Center for Ethics …

The Communion of Saints and our Catholic DNA

Anne Bernays wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe a few weeks ago in which she described being born into a secular Jewish family that had denounced their religion in the wake of …

Pushing back against evil

During a recent speech in Texas, I mentioned that “Drag Queen Story Hours” are being sponsored by local public libraries across the country. Toddlers and kids are brought …

Threading the needle

Despite a tense political landscape that can be overwhelming at times, two overriding facts of life should draw us back from an emotional precipice. The first is that much of the …

On Cardinal Newman becoming a saint

On Sunday, October 13, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) in Rome. This 19th-century English convert to Catholicism was a brilliant …

Salvation has come to this house

What is lost? How often do we search frantically for something we misplaced, only to find it where we left it, or after hours of searching, find out that someone else had taken …

In the big inning

You are probably aware already that in the beginning of the game the Houston Astros dominated and led by two runs, but in the big inning (seventh) the Washington Nationals scored …

The day of reckoning

The Gospel readings these past few weekends have been or will be about fire and brimstone awaiting those who make bad choices and stick with them. Our Lord did speak about consequences following Judgement Day. …

Discover the Way

The story is told of a captain of a battleship doing maneuvers. It’s a dark, foggy night and off in the distance there is a light and his ship is moving towards this light. And it’s on a collision course. 

Just enjoy some Son

I heard something on KLove the other day about the distance to the sun. The sun is the closest star that we know about and it is still almost 93 million miles away. Ninety-three million miles away!!

The greatest game

Game seven, the bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded, two outs, down 4-1. The lingering smell of freshly cut grass and Italian sausage blend in an unusual, yet delightful combination that only a baseball stadium can produce. …

A Catholic teaching seldom explored

Catholic social teaching is often referred to as “the best kept secret of the Catholic Church.” This teaching concerns the role we as disciples of Jesus Christ play to make our world a more just and peaceful place. …


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