Guest Bloggers

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The Children of Fatima are Models for Us All

The lives of Sts. Francisco and Blessed Jacinta are like that of St. Francis of Assisi, who roused the people of Umbria with his cries: “My God and my all! Love is not loved!” Why are souls not filled with the fervor of love like these children...

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As the Family Goes, So Goes the Faith

In December 2019, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was interviewed by his girlfriend Danica Patrick for her podcast “Pretty Intense.” In the interview, Rodgers discussed his workout, daily crosswords, his UFO sighting, and his...

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I Don’t Know How You Do It!

Some variant of this question appears weekly in my life whenever I venture out into public with the kids. My standard response is, “Some days I don't." But all humor comes with a grain of truth. There have been times when the very edges of every...

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The Broomstick Hoax and the Truth About Galileo

Students came into my high school class on Monday claiming that it was the only day a broom would stand on its own because of the moon’s position. Since I am their physics teacher, they thought they should let me know about the phenomenon they...

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We Bury the ‘Alleluia’ to Cleanse Our Hearts

Sunlight streamed through the window as the Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s Messiah filled our little kitchen nook. The children gathered around my husband as held up the word “Alleluia” scrawled out on a piece of foil. We were about to literally...

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New Orleans Young Adults Meet Christ in the City

The Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office regularly presents a “Christ in the City” program, a monthly evening of adoration which provides young adults an opportunity for spiritual growth through time spent in prayer...

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Was Moses’ Bronze Serpent an Idolatrous “Graven Image?”

Numbers 21:6-9 (RSV) Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. [7] And the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against...

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Living the Church Year, One Meal at a Time

If you are a follower of the website Catholic Culture and you like to cook, you have likely scrolled down under the heading of Liturgical Year. At the end of that list, you will see the title “Recipes.” A click on that opens up a treasure trove...

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When Nice Turns Nasty

A few days ago, whilst being driven around Tampa, I noticed a car bumper sticker telling me to “Just Be Nice.” For some reason this irritated me. Indeed it made me feel decidedly nasty. Why was this? Had I become a grumpy old man, an irascible...

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Listening In: 5 Stories That Lit Up the Internet This Week

5. As a cruise ship can’t dock, a priest on-board buoys spirits amidst a Coronavirus outbreak scare. Imagine the panic of being stuck on a cruise ship for more than two weeks—no nearby ports will allow the vessel entry—over fear of the...