Pope Francis

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Screaming Swimmer, Stairs, and Lumen Fidei

I AM NOT COMING OFF OF THESE STAIRS! YOU CAN’T MAKE ME! I was teaching a swimming lesson to a three-year-old named Zoe. During the first lesson, she was a little hesitant about being in the water, but was happy and smiling. I had her dunk her head under the surface of the water during […]

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You’re a Wimp!

You’re a wimp. Yeah, I’m talking to you—sitting there reading this article. But I’m not only talking about you. I’m also talking about your friends and family. Yeah, they’re all wimps too. Most of all, however, I’m talking about myself. I am a wimp. So often I tell myself that I’m going to stand up […]

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The Pope Francis “Manifesto”

Pope Francis gave a flippin’ sweet Q&A session for Pentecost this year, which blogger Rocco Palmo called “A Manifesto to the Church” and “in essence…his first encyclical.” I hope you will watch the whole thing, but here’s the basic rundown, paraphrased from my notes. He gets more and more fired up as he goes along! […]

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St. Joseph

This week we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the second feast for St. Joseph this year. Multiple feasts indicate that St. Joseph must be an important figure for the Church. But why? Why do we study the saints? First and foremost because they point to Jesus Christ and reveal to us a […]