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We Were Not Made For Screens — We Were Made For Each Other

I once saw a commercial for a cellular service, and that commercial still haunts me to this day. One scene consisted of a father with his sons on a camping trip as they sat around the campfire. The father was apparently telling a scary story in...

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St. John Henry Newman’s High Mariology

St. John Henry Cardinal Newman held to a very high Mariology even before he was received into the Catholic Church in 1845, at the age of 44, after a very distinguished career as an Anglican clergyman and Church historian. As was the case with G....

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St. Luke the Evangelist—Artist, Doctor, Historian, Devout Follower of Christ

Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us… I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus....

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Tulsi Gabbard Exposes Democrats’ Growing Disconnect With Americans on Abortion

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is one of the only Democrats running for president in 2020 who has conceded that there should be any restrictions on abortion in the third trimester. On the debate stage Tuesday, she embraced this view and even backed an...

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God Will Send You Rain In Its Season

On a recent weekend, we walked around our yard, noticing how brittle and dry, pointed and discolored it had all become. After nursing the grass with a sprinkler all Sunday, I joked, “Now it will rain.” The weather app said otherwise. In our...

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The Painful Lessons of Suffering

It was a cool, rainy Friday night. My friend Rob and I had walked back to the house so we could get the Nissan NV, and pick up our wives and kids at the football game. As I went to the side of the NV to put the umbrella in, I braced myself as I...

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St. John Henry Newman and the New Evangelization

The New Evangelization is another name for the re-evangelization of a post-Christian culture. John Henry Newman’s canonization affords us with the opportunity to reflect on how he might help us with this work. In the modern West, banks close for...

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Why the Catholic Church Has Failed to Reach Young People

When I was a young boy, a priest came to our parish. It was his first assignment, fresh out of the seminary as a newly ordained priest. This man was young, energetic and on fire for the faith. Up until this point in my life, I had never...

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The Theology of the Body Language

We’ve all heard the questions and the oft-passionate responses – is it more proper to receive Communion on the tongue or in the hand? Bowing the head or genuflecting beforehand, or kneeling as the Host is presented? Which responses are more in...