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Notre Dame renovations, something new, and the politics of law…

Happy Friday friends, The first week of Advent has come and nearly gone; have you got that eschatological feeling yet? I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but only somewhat. Meditating on the second coming of Christ, and the attendant end of all thi...[Read More]

What I learned eating at 8,000 Chinese restaurants…

He once had “unexpectedly good” chow mein in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which has a historic community of Chinese Americans dating back 200 years. One of his most disappointing meals was in Fargo, North Dakota. “The fried rice was lik...[Read More]

Video of Interrogations With Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, Key Witness in Vatican Finance Trial, Leaked to Media…

The ‘Perlasca Tapes’ have been at the center of arguments at recent hearings in the trial to prosecute alleged crimes committed against the Secretariat of State surrounding its purchase of a 350 million euro investment property in London. VATICAN CIT...[Read More]

Priest shortage? Not at Methodist-founded Boston University, where a surprising number of alums are becoming Catholic priests…

As a College of Communication student, the Rev. Robert LeBlanc (CGS’11, COM’13) was a journalism major with a passion for sports, pondering a career in print or broadcast. Now, his education helps him broadcast not games, but the word of God through ...[Read More]

Why everyone should sing at Mass, even if they aren’t good at it…

God made every voice and He wants to hear them all; the good, the bad, and even the ugly. “He who sings, prays twice.” – St. Augustine From “Sweet Caroline” to “We Will Rock You,” raucous crowds of thousands never have any hesitancy about singing alo...[Read More]

‘Fulani Association’ warns Christians in Nigerian state to close churches or risk attacks…

“No formal statement has been made by Church officials in the State but internal strategies are at work,” Fr. Chris Omotosho said. In a Dec. 1 message, CAN representatives in Zamfara said, “Threat against Christians and churches by the terrorists is ...[Read More]

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Is it Impossible to love our enemies? (Ephesians 3:14-17)

In Ephesians, Paul has instructed his readers to live at peace with people they used to hate, and to begin loving their enemies instead. This is much easier sai...

Every Little Detail

I comprehend you in all your complexity; no detail of your life is hidden from me. I view you through eyes of grace, so don’t be afraid of My intimate awareness...

How to Fix the World (Ephesians 3:8-13)

Are you happy with the current state of the world? Do you wish things could change? Do you want the world to improve? Do you want to fix the world? In this stud...

God Seems Most Present As We Are Climbing Life’s Mountains Alone

The following article first appeared on The Dallas Morning News on November 14, 2021. Every winter while living in Australia, my husband and I enjoyed going to ...

A Prisoner for Peace (Ephesians 3:1-7)

In Ephesians 2, Paul encouraged his readers to live in peace with people they used to hate. Since this is much easier said than done, Paul begins Ephesians 3 by...

Superstition

Do you have a lucky number? Do you make a wish when you see a star fall or cross your fingers when you hope for something? Those are all little things that show...

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Why Your Offense Matters

Why Your Offense Matters? I started this article on offense a few months ago, and it has sat on my computer since that time. I was so proud of myself ...

Open My Hands

I sit in an empty house, an outdoor teak table pulled inside, a temporary place to sit and prop up my computer. A place that is in a state of becoming, a place ...

The Thanksgiving that Changed Our Family

It was Thanksgiving Day. My husband Matt and I were at my in-laws, busying ourselves with laughter, food prep, and good conversation. Finally, the time came to ...

Every Little Detail

I comprehend you in all your complexity; no detail of your life is hidden from me. I view you through eyes of grace, so don’t be afraid of My intimate awareness...

December Scripture Writing Guide (2021)

Scripture writing plans are incredibly simple, yet incredibly effective for helping us read, interpret and absorb the Word of God. Rather than simply letting ou...

Learning to Live in Freedom

In the 15th century, European settlers began taking the land of Native Americans here in the U.S. It was three centuries before Native Americans finally gained ...