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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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Being a Christian in the Public Sphere

What does it take to be a Christian in the public sphere? I ask myself this question all the time. We live in a world where our ideas, beliefs and values are constantly put to the test. As Christians especially, we are always pushed to see if our value of love of neighbor can stand […]

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Star Wars Vocation: Did the Jedi Lead Me to Seminary?

Did watching Star Wars as a kid make me want to become a priest?  Yes it did, at least indirectly. Of course, watching Star Wars made me want to try lots of things.  For example, I once attempted to “use the Force” to telekinetically lift an object in the back yard – just to be […]

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What if There is No God?

Occasionally I’ll wake up in the morning thinking, “I’m not sure if I believe any of this! What if Christianity has it wrong?  What if Jesus was just a regular man?  What if the Bible is just a book of stories?  What if my prayers are nothing more than me talking to myself?”  Everyone has […]

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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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