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The art of politics

No one can escape it; unless one lives in a cave or the like — or if you don’t own a television.

The impeachment “hearings” in this country have monopolized the airwaves, often …

Celebrating the Novus Ordo as it ought to be

On November 30, the Church marks the 50th anniversary of when the Novus Ordo, or “Mass of Paul VI,” debuted as the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Sacred Liturgy. 

Hospitality

Welcome to the season of feasts when we eat well and often. The leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner have barely been consumed when we find ourselves ushering in another Liturgical …

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 …

O come, let us adore Him

So many voices rightfully press for justice in the public square, and we are increasingly asked to consider what exactly constitutes fundamental rights. The conversation, although …

Surprise! Lawyers called to holiness

The following is an excerpt from a talk I gave following the Archdiocese of Boston’s Red Mass on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

The work of a lawyer can be understood variously. …

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. …

One in 10

I once heard a story about a man who had passed away and was getting a tour of Heaven with St. Peter. They approached a room that was bustling with activity. There were angels and babies everywhere. …

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. …

Visions of a new Church: Same as the old Church!

Changes in parishes across the country have caused many people to become angry or frustrated with the Church. Change is never easy. In our society people expect to be heard and have their opinions count. …


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