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“Lazarus, come out!”

Today I was reading the book Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin. In this particular section of the book that I was reading, Martin was discussing the passage in John where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44). He pointed out how in the passage Jesus receives a message from Martha and Mary informing […]

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Does Jesus Ask You to Hate Your Parents?

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me…” This is a hard saying from Jesus, especially in its alternative form found in Luke’s gospel: “if anyone comes to me without hating his father or mother…” Would Jesus really ask us to hate our parents, even when the fourth commandment expressly […]

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is quite interesting. There are two forms of it, a “long” and a “short form”. Most parishes use the “short form”, and for good reason as it holds the real teaching, the real fruit of the Gospel for this Sunday; but the “long form” holds an interesting lesson if put in […]

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The Importance of Theology and Philosophy in the University

The University of Notre Dame is no stranger to controversy, and it is once again making a few headlines due to its decennial core curriculum review process, which began recently. While no concrete recommendations or proposals have yet been made, one change clearly being considered is a reduction of the theology and philosophy requirements in […]

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Evangelizing in the PostModern World

In today’s postmodern world it is a common cultural assumption that we all live by our own “truth,” worldview, or ethical principles.  They are merely subjectively chosen without regard to any real traction in the extra-mental world around us.  They give our lives meaning because we choose them as one choses a favorite ice cream […]

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