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The Great New Year Challenge

A New Year is upon us and I am sure every Facebook newsfeed is full of classic resolutions: eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with family and friends. I think beginnings are wonderful – the beginning of a new semester, the beginning of the year, the beginning of a good book. Every year I […]

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The Prophetic role of the Family

As the Chaldeans lay their final siege on Jerusalem—which will result in the destruction of the city and the exile of a majority of the Jews to Babylon—the prophet Jeremiah, prisoner in the king’s palace, receives a request from God: “Hanamel, son of your uncle Shallum, will come to you with the offer: ‘Buy for […]

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An American Catholic’s Idolatry

My dear brother or sister-in-christ, I ask you first to pray for me. Please read my words with love and grace, for I am an imperfect sinner. Could you count the number of times a Protestant brother or sister-in-christ has called you an idol worshiper, or a follower not of Christ, but of “traditions of […]

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The Pope and the Family

I have followed Pope Francis’ trip to the United States with great interest. Such great interest in fact, that I barely got any work done this week, as I watched practically all the speeches, Masses and Papal events. And though I loved each and every single one of the Pope’s speeches, there was one that […]

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