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The Witness of John the Baptist
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The Witness of John the Baptist

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John the Baptist stood waist deep in the Jordan River.  Thousands of faith-seekers came to be baptized by John for the forgiveness of sins.  John believed that baptizing was his calling in life, the reason that he was born; indeed it was.  Then one day Jesus arrived and the life and mission of the Baptist took on a […]

The Best Dressed Man
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The Best Dressed Man

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The U.S. edition of the men’s style and lifestyle magazine Esquire recently named Pope Francis as its Best Dressed Man of 2013. The magazine explained that the decision was “unconventional,” but insisted that the way that the pope dresses has “signaled a new era (and for many, renewed hope) for the Catholic Church.” Mark-Evan Blackman, […]

Ecumenical Return to Home Sweet Rome
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Ecumenical Return to Home Sweet Rome

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I attended an ecumenical prayer service for Christian unity in 2011. A Baptist pastor, United Church of Christ pastor, United Methodist pastor and our parish priest took part. As we prayed together, my heart went out to the Protestant ministers. I see them, and I think of my dad, the Protestant minister. Simultaneously, I find […]

Behold the Lamb of God
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Behold the Lamb of God

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The Protestant Church is all about the Bible; the Catholic Church is all about the Sacraments.  Right? Not exactly.  When it comes to personal Bible reading, Protestants often put Catholics to shame.  But as far as Sunday worship goes, it is hard to find a more biblical service than the Mass. The readings are awesome […]

New Mexico Court Ruling on Assisting Suicide Endangers the Vulnerable
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New Mexico Court Ruling on Assisting Suicide Endangers the Vulnerable

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On Monday, Judge Nan G. Nash of the Second District Court in Albuquerque struck the decades-old New Mexico law which protected the state’s citizens from assisted suicide. Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of New Mexico and Compassion & Choices, Judge Nash concluded that that killing a terminally ill patient with that person’s […]

You are Enough
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You are Enough

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As in seasons past, our recent Advent, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations are now only distant memories.  The weather remains quite frigid and winter has not yet let go of its grip. But even if the days remain dark, we know that spring is ever closer and the sun will shine brighter with each coming […]

European Human Rights Court to Hear Case on Status of Embryo
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European Human Rights Court to Hear Case on Status of Embryo

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided to hear the case of Adelina Parillo v. Italy (no 46470/11), which has serious implications for the question of the legal status enjoyed by the human embryo. The case concerns a woman who in 2002, at the age of 48, decided together with her husband to […]

Millennials' Siren Song
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Millennials’ Siren Song

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Occupy Wall Street activist and “independent journalist” Jesse Myerson recently made waves when he penned a piece for Rolling Stone in which he laid out five major policy priorities that Millennials should be fighting for, including such novel concepts as “guaranteed work for everybody,” and “take back the land.” Perhaps the best indicator of the sheer lunacy […]

Sex-Selection in the West
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Sex-Selection in the West

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Everyone knows that sex-selection is rampant in the places like China and India where ultrasound and legalized abortion mean that roughly 160 million women are “missing.” What many people do not know, or refuse to acknowledge, is that the practice of aborting girls just because they are girls is growing in the West as well. […]

The Two Most Important Questions in Life
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The Two Most Important Questions in Life

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There are two questions most people avoid. The questions are: “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?”  They are such penetrating questions that vast numbers of people spend their lives going to great lengths to avoid them.Questions call for answers and these two questions pierce to the core of who and what a […]

Movie Review: Nebraska
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Movie Review: Nebraska

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Nebraska–the latest offering from director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants)–is more of Payne’s unblinking look at the difficulty of human relationships and relatedness. Reminiscent of David Fincher’s The Straight Story, Nebraska is in the road trip film genre, a physical journey of an old man (an unbelievable performance by Bruce Dern) trying to set things […]

 Karaoke: a Universal Love Language?
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Karaoke: a Universal Love Language?

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Have you ever gone on a karaoke date night?  It can be a great way to get to know each other and see each other’s sillier side.  And definitely, you can get up and dance together to a great song someone else is singing. You might be asking yourself “What if I embarrass myself or […]

Why the Baby Kidnapper Shouldn’t Die
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Why the Baby Kidnapper Shouldn’t Die

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An obstetrician in the Shaanxi province of China was sentenced to death for child trafficking this week. The 55 year old woman repeatedly told her patients that their new born infant was either deformed or sick. She persuaded the new parents to give up their children for adoption. Instead of adoption, however, the infants were sold to […]

The Book Whisperer: God Found Us You
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The Book Whisperer: God Found Us You

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In Handle with Care, Picoult refers to a “language of loss” that parents and children endure in the most intimate family relationships. Within adoptive families, these losses can be especially complex — if for no other reason, because of the number of people involved in the family bond. As parents, however, we must be willing to see – and […]

Reflections for Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Reflections for Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion (Isaiah 49:3,5-6; Psalm 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34) Seeing Jesus More Clearly, a Work of the Holy Spirit I did not know him. (John 1:33)  When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin […]

How 2001: A Space Odyssey Helped Me Be Pro-Life
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How 2001: A Space Odyssey Helped Me Be Pro-Life

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During a wintery January night in my apartment, while attending college years ago, I was channel surfing, and found a sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. I watched in hypnotized awe at the spectacular cinematography. Later on, I was shocked to learn the movie was made in 1968, and not during the late 80s as […]

Why Ad Orientem?  Part I
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Why Ad Orientem? Part I

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A frequent refrain to those who love traditional liturgical piety is that our piety, while nice and beautiful, is no longer culturally relevant.  They tell us it is near impossible to teach today’s generation with these bygone customs.  One of the customs they believe this applies to most is the issue of saying Mass ad […]

Book Review: 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage
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Book Review: 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

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I usually avoid marriage-help books like the plague because, in general, I find them far removed from the reality of married life. “Theology of the Body” is beautiful and the ideal, but at least in my sixteen years of experience, has relatively little to do with the ins and outs of getting up every day, […]

Little Sisters vs. Goliath
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Little Sisters vs. Goliath

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It’s a story about how freedom is all. I speak of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor. I am lucky to know more about this remarkable organization than many. In 2007, I wrote a column about Gorman […]

Daily Hardship for Christians in Egypt
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Daily Hardship for Christians in Egypt

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Life is not easy for Christians in Egypt, and the strain is taking its toll. Beyond the reports of churches burned and homes attacked, there is also a more subtle hardship affecting ordinary families. While not universal, mistreatment and discrimination are unfortunately all too common. “Every day we leave our house, not knowing what will […]

Getting Your Act Together
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Getting Your Act Together

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During a recent coffee meeting with a friend, he said, “You seem to have your act together on the fatherhood front. What’s your secret?” I was taken aback because I don’t think I have my act together at all. I don’t mean that out of false humility. I pray every day to be a better husband and father […]

Man's Delusion
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Man’s Delusion

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Man lives in constant delusion. There is a world of difference between one sitting on a hill and looking at a beautiful sunrise and a man so enthralled with that very same sunrise that he forgets himself and becomes absorbed in the scene. In the first instance the man is egocentric; he is in delusion […]

Sorry, Baby, You Don't Exist!
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Sorry, Baby, You Don’t Exist!

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Two news reports this week give us pause to ask the same simple question: When a woman is pregnant, does she and/or her family have a moral obligation to care? The sense one receives from reading these reports is that the answer is no, never. The first report discusses a young expectant mother, Marlise Munoz, who suffered […]

Pope Francis Composes New Prayer for Families, Synod
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Pope Francis Composes New Prayer for Families, Synod

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On the Feast of the Holy Family, December 29, 2013, Pope Francis invited all Catholics to pray for families as the Church prepares for an Extraordinary Synod to examine the troubling disconnect between Church teaching and the reality of modern family life. In his Angelus address given to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square, Pope […]

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