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The Epiphany
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The Epiphany

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Up until now, all has been quite humble. A donkey-ride to a dusty town south of Jerusalem. Hotel rooms all booked up. Giving birth in a stable and laying the baby in an animal’s feed trough instead of a cozy cradle. Into this scene of obscure poverty suddenly bursts an exotic entourage from a far-off […]

The Last Best New Year’s Resolution
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The Last Best New Year’s Resolution

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I suggest making one last resolution for the New Year: stop making them.  Within the first month, most people have broken their resolutions anyways.  Ask any health club manager about the January spike that levels out by February.  You don’t need the first day of January to improve your life; you need God.  Life is […]

What I Teach My Kids About Evolution
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What I Teach My Kids About Evolution

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People ask me what I teach my kids about evolution. The answer is, “I teach the science, but not the ideology.” The Evolutionists say, “You are failing your kids as an educator!” No, I’m teaching my children to keep a view of reality firmly in place, the very first thing a scientist ought to do. The Creationists […]

Wishing You a Filthy New Year?
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Wishing You a Filthy New Year?

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FILTHY: obscene, vile, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, pornographic, raunchy, vulgar In other words, not a very nice wish for the new year. But that is exactly what Planned Parenthood is offering our children. Not too long ago a mother wrote to me: “I am very concerned that, by using an abstinence-only approach to educating our […]

The Rise of Homo-Fascism
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The Rise of Homo-Fascism

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If you thought Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty is being treated unfairly by A&E, then you have to get a load of what is happening in Italy with regards to media treatment of dissenting views on homosexuality. The government has just issued a new set of guidelines for journalists for how to treat “LGBT” people. The guidelines, […]

Text Me Back or It’s Over!
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Text Me Back or It’s Over!

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Let me start by saying it’s okay to not know where your partner is or what they’re doing every moment of every day. There is an epidemic in today’s dating scene that is ruining relationships. It is the obsession to need constant knowledge of the whereabouts of the other. If you think I am being […]

The Secret Life of Barack Obama
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The Secret Life of Barack Obama

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Inspired by a commercial for a movie inspired by a short story.

New Years Resolution
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Another New Year’s Resolution?

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Focus on a sustainable change.

By What Authority - Carousel
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Book Review: By What Authority by Mark Shea

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Resolve to read “By What Authority?” in 2014.

Motherhood Full of Grace
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Motherhood Full of Grace

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There have been certain times in my life when I felt uncomfortable about my relationship with Mary. And by Mary I mean the mother of God. I felt that I was supposed to be close with her, as a Catholic, but I just wasn’t sure what that was supposed to look like. When my sister became pregnant […]

To See or Not to See
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To See or Not to See

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“I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I’ve tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth.”  Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Christmas flows into 2014, and the busy-ness of the worldly life pulls us away from our true center. These times when we are […]

The Bottom Five: The Worst Events of 2013
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The Bottom Five: The Worst Events of 2013

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The global abortion lobby has been starved for victories for quite some time. Even so, they made some advances this past year. We call these the Bottom Five, the worst events in 2013 1.  Women Deliver Abortion groups highly anticipate this global conference on women’s health. This year it featured clandestine abortionists, late term abortionists […]

Mary, Mother of God
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Mary, Mother of God

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The mother of the messiah has been called many things in the last 2000 years –the Virgin Mary, Our Lady, the Blessed Mother. But call her “the Mother of God,” and you’ll see some Christians squirm. This is nothing new. One day in the early fifth century, a priest preached a stirring sermon in the […]

Russia Chooses Life
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Russia Chooses Life

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Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning abortion advertising. Some members of the Duma (the Russian state assembly), are talking about going even further and banning the procedure itself.  The Russian Orthodox Church, whose numbers are swelling with converts and “reverts,” is weighing in as well.  One Orthodox prelate called abortion a […]

Shattered and Reborn
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Shattered and Reborn

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I once asked a priest what my life would have been like if I had not experienced suffering, if I had married a well-off dentist, had 1.25 kids and lived in an efficient, modern house. He put on a phony, pious face, put his hands together in prayer, and said in a high, mocking voice […]

Christmas Tree, Vatican City, 2011
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Jeremiah, Christmas Trees, and the King James Bible

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Responding to an annual fundamentalist canard.

Christmas and Holy Impatience
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Christmas and Holy Impatience

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Christmas is about self-giving love. God becomes human to set humanity free from the oppression of sin and death. Accepting Christ, and celebrating Christmas, means welcoming that freedom, and striving that every human being may experience it. Hence we evangelize. And hence we work for justice. “Truly he taught us to love one another; His […]

The Book Whisperer: Two Special Books on Adoption
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The Book Whisperer: Two Special Books on Adoption

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To kick off my first “Book Whisperer” column, I thought I would share some wonderful adoption resources. If you have other recommendations, why not send me a note? My first favorite is Ten Days and Nine Nights by Yumi Heo (Random), for families with older children who are awaiting the adoption of a younger sibling (in this case, […]

The Nativity Scene Opens Our Hearts to the Mystery of Life
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The Nativity Scene Opens Our Hearts to the Mystery of Life

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Tradition teaches that Saint Francis of Assisi set up the first Nativity scene in order to inspire and encourage a greater appreciation of the wonders of the first Christmas. The year was 1223, and Francis created the scene in a cave outside Greccio, Italy featuring a wax figure of the infant Jesus and a man […]

Grand Procession of Vatican II Council Fathers, 11 October 1962
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Vatican II One-Year Reading Plan

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One-year reading plans for Vatican II, New Testament, and Catechism.

The Key to New Year’s Resolutions
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The Key to New Year’s Resolutions

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There’s a reason why only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are kept: Too many of us make resolutions that lack resolve. “Resolve” is a powerful world. According to one dictionary, it means “to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement.” Bill Gates elaborated on the concept in […]

The Incarnation and the Family
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The Incarnation and the Family

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Every year right after Christmas, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family.  There is an important reason for this.  It’s easy to think the “incarnation” means God took on a human body, that he appeared in human flesh. But there is much more to it than that.  In Jesus, God unites himself to an […]

 Christmas: No Longer Afraid
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Christmas: No Longer Afraid

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Pondering the Gospel narratives from the Annunciation to the Presentation, it is striking how all of the principals in the story were confused, troubled and even gripped by fear. All of them. And from Heaven came the constant, soothing admonishment: “Do not be afraid.” Beginning with the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to the priest, […]

The School of the Gospel is Always in Session
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The School of the Gospel is Always in Session

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The home of Nazareth is the school where we begin to understand the life of Jesus—the school of the Gospel (CCC No. 533).   My parents married in 1969.  The day before the wedding my father got cold feet.  In the hotel bar he sat drinking beer with the lawyer Tom Wall who counseled my father […]

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