Sentire cum Ecclesia: To think like the church

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Sentire cum Ecclesia. Traditionally this Latin phrase, which means “to think with the Church,” is intended to describe how we as Catholics should approach...

Learning the power and wisdom of the cross

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In the Greco-Roman world, the cross was an instrument of torture and oppression. Romans used the cross to punish their enemies, but also to...

Pope Francis reminds we are all part of the same family

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March 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate. It is too soon to estimate the historical impact of Pope Francis on the...

A joyful, Christ-centered role model

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The Catholic Church faces tremendous challenges in these times. Scandal, division, corruption, money, lack of faith and understanding, and secularism. These are among the...

Christ’s call to vigilance during Advent

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Looking for comfort and consolation as the “holiday season” begins? Looking forward to some R&R during the Christmas break? I know I am! ’Tis...

Supporting our spiritual fathers

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Time moves fast, but hopefully not too fast to remember last Sunday. It was Father’s Day! And since no edition of The Anchor was...

The Resurrection is everything

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The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is everything. Without the supernatural act of the Resurrection, Christianity simply makes no sense. All of our rituals,...

Lent: A gift for us meant to be shared

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As Lent 2022 begins, it is no coincidence that the Gospel passage for the Sunday preceding our collective entry into the desert of penance...

Liturgical seasons

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As I write this article we are still a few days from Christmas. The gifts have been purchased (mostly), the tree is trimmed, the...

Rekindling a spark

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Recent Liturgical readings call our attention in a powerful way to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. We simply...

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