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Where Does Catholicism Fit Into Government?

The Puritans initially inhabited the American continent searching for a home where they could freely practice their religious principles. Europe had violated their religious liberties forcing them to either kowtow to accepted religious standards, be persecuted, or leave. They chose to leave. In the United States today, Catholics and others with similar views on sexual ethics […]

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My Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

I was blessed to go on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje last month. Medjugorje is a town in Bosnia where Mary the mother of God has been appearing for the last 30 years, as witnessed by six visionaries. It was amazing attending Mass twice a day, going to confession twice in a week, climbing Apparition Hill […]

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The Journey

“Someday you will ask, ‘Am I there yet?’ and God will answer, ‘Yes, you are.  Welcome home.’” – Father David Brown, O.S.B. Remember when I wrote a letter to stability? Remember how I concluded that we are made for heaven? Yes, well, it appears we need to be reminded of this (or at least I need to […]

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Heaven Is for Now

I recently finished reading Todd Burpo’s book Heaven is for Real. I was fascinated by Colton Burpo’s encounter in heaven with his dad’s grandfather “Pop,” who had died before he was born and who he had never met. What struck me was the familiarity with which Colton and Pop interacted. I reflected on the fact […]

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