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Speaking Out

“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.  God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the […]

Defend Your Boundaries

Out Of Bounds: Healthy Biblical Boundaries, Part 1

Today I’d like to go into a bit of depth about a subject that I believe is often overlooked and misunderstood and that is the subject of healthy boundaries; more precisely I’d like to focus on Christian boundaries.  Many Christians today seem to be struggling greatly in their relationships with other people and I believe […]

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Modern Church Aesthetics: Back to the Future

  Note: This article is part of a continuing series on Catholicism and art. A common complaint about modern churches is that they look like “warehouses”—bare, soulless barns rather than houses of worship.  Such a style of architecture, many feel, renders the religious experience banal and devoid of transcendence.  Many Catholics attribute this style to the influence […]

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The Spirituality of…Surfing? Finding God in the Waves

“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where feet may fail.  And there I find You in the mystery.  In oceans deep, my faith will stand.” There are many times and places in our lives where one is able to encounter Christ.  The most obvious are places where Christ and spirituality are […]

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“Hail, Caesar!”: A Divine Comedy?

Note: This movie review is part of a continuing series of articles on Catholicism and art. I’m resistant to current movies as a rule, vastly preferring the old classics, but I recently decided to take a chance on Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! I had heard of the film’s religious subtext and was intrigued […]

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