Guest Bloggers

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Summer is a Time to Let Your Well Refill

Welcome to Homeschool Survival Awareness Month. That’s June for us. We’re not like those homeschoolers who go at it all summer with a two-week break to sleep it off. We’ve been off since the beginning of the month, at which time we legged it for...

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10 Lessons on Suffering From the Book of Job

“I loathe my life!” (Job 10:1) Ouch! We all have bad days from time to time, but most of us won’t even come close to what Job was experiencing when he uttered those painful words. In case you’re not familiar with his story, Job was a good man...

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“In God We Trust?” If Only That Were True

We see it on our coins and dollar bills (and maybe even on our license plates) every day – our national motto – “In God We Trust.” But do we? Do we really trust in God? The evidence would indicate that most people who say they are Christian are...

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Benedict XVI Did Not Suffer a Stroke, Says Holy See Press Office

Despite the rumors in social media, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is doing very well and did not suffer a mild stroke, according to the Holy See Press Office. The reports first appeared on Twitter Monday afternoon, leaving many Catholics offering...

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Better Read Than Red: A ‘Review’ of Cardinal Zen’s Book

An imaginary Chinese Party official reads Cardinal Zen’s For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent:   Dear Respected Comrade Er, Week after week, year after year, they show up to eat that piece of wafer, on their knees, the beads dangling...

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The Absurdity of Claiming That the Mass is Idolatrous

Protestant writer C. Michael Patton observed (without himself believing this): Historic Protestantism has often charged the Catholic church with idolatry, believing that they have turned God into an idol of bread and wine, worshiping the...

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Midwest Dioceses Recovering From Flooding, Tornadoes

High levels of rain this spring have led to extensive flooding in many Midwestern dioceses, leaving some parish properties flooded and many parishioner homes damaged or destroyed. While the rivers are receding, there is a possibility of more...

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The 20th Century Revisited

Actually I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains … some samples or glimpses of final victory. —J.R.R. Tolkien [T]ogether through ages of the world...

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The Impact of a Loving Marriage is Greater Than You Can Imagine

June 17 is my parents’ 58th wedding anniversary. Since I’ve been around for all but 10 of those years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on their marriage. So first, I’d like to say: Congratulations, Mom and Dad! And I’d like to offer an...

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“We Are Greatly Blessed” For the Gift of Fatherhood

Each November, for more than a decade, my father coordinated the annual “Scouting for Food” program in the small town where I grew up. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts would drop off empty grocery bags at each house in town, and then a week later,...