Guest Bloggers

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Catholic Royal Opens Center for Christian Renewal

On Feb. 15, 2019, Lord Nicholas Windsor opened Theodore House at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England. Lord Nicholas, who is the great grandson of King George V, and youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, unveiled a plaque on the site...

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As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

Want to feel more beautiful? Lighter? Younger? Braver? Happier? Stronger? More in love than you do now? There’s a drug-free, exercise-free, camp-free, guru-free means of becoming a more luminous you — and it’s free. Forgive. Let go of your...

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The Duke of Wellington, Catholic Emancipation and Brexit

It is fair to say that just as the Duke of Wellington, then British Prime Minister, laid his own political career on the line to deliver the Roman Catholic Relief Act on April 12, 1829, so his modern day successor is doing as much to deliver a...

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St. Onesimus the Slave—A Runaway Holy One

I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment, who was once useless to you but is now useful to [both] you and me. I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. ―Philemon 10–12 If you have ever...

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Is Your Heart Full of Joy?

‘In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. A woman in childbirth suffers, because her time has come; but when she has given birth to the child she...

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The Evolution Controversy: On the Links That Are Missing

I have a confession to make. I am experiencing doubts about Darwinian evolution. Let me make it clear that my rejection of dogmatic Darwinism does not mean that I reject the possibility of some form of genetic evolution. Indeed I accept as a...

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While Bishops Meet in Rome, Catholic Colleges Celebrate Sexual Abuse

Even while the Vatican meets to address sexual abuse by Catholic priests, students at U.S. Catholic colleges will stage theatrical performances that glorify—with explicitly religious language—an adult’s creepy and manipulative seduction of a...

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Unity in Truth and the Interiority of God

One of the marks of a truth is that one can arrive at it from different starting points, and, as a result, that truth has explanatory power over many different phenomena. For example, in my physics classes — I promise that this will not be an...

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Intriguing Biblical Analogies to Eucharistic Adoration

What are the essential elements of eucharistic adoration? It is worshiping God, Who is thought to be extraordinarily present in created matter (what was formerly bread and wine). It involves God and His creation: worship of God present in and...

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More Tips to Promote a Strong Marriage

With World Marriage Day earlier this week, and National Marriage Week USA being observed during the seven days leading up to Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2019, I asked five Catholic leaders involved in helping others with their marriages to share...