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Morality at the movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Wong and Mark Ruffalo star in a scene from the movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Wong and Mark Ruffalo star in a scene from the movie "Avengers: Infinity War." Catholic News Service classification, A-III – adults. Motion Picture Association of America rating, PG-13 – parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. CNS photo/Marvel Studios
The most likely place to find uplifting messages about the human spirit these days is in superhero movies More ...
Monday, July 1, 2019

How far is too far for Mass?

How far would you drive for Mass?

I don't know if anyone has ever done a study of such a pedestrian topic, but it is a question that will become increasingly relevant.

How far would you drive for Mass?

I don't know if anyone has ever done a study of such a pedestrian topic, but it is a question that will become increasingly relevant.

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Monday, July 15, 2019
Independence Day 2019: celebrating our country while working to cure its ills
A birthday is naturally a time to celebrate the God-given gift of life – the past year, as well as all the years the Almighty has blessed each of us with.

A birthday also presents each of us with an ideal opportunity to honestly and humbly assess where we are in life. It’s a time to prayerfully discern in what direction is God calling us to go in?
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Friday, June 28, 2019
Bonum fortuna: Keeping Latin alive is a worthwhile effort
Latin may never bounce back from being all but dead, but the Vatican keeps trying and deserves credit for its efforts. If not them, no one else will. More ...
Friday, June 28, 2019
Health care that blends medicine with a faith and family focus
As medical professionals become more aware of the importance of adult whole-patient care, pediatric specialists are also reaching greater understanding of the non-scientific, but very important "other" aspects that help children battle and often overcome significant, serious illnesses. More ...
Monday, June 17, 2019
What Kodi Lee's story tells us about prenatal screening tests
One of the most-watched reality television programs is the hugely popular “America’s Got Talent.” Each episode features several contestants who try to impress a panel of judges with their singing, dancing, comedy or other talent. More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019
The best kept secret of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a very big secret. It is so powerful, challenging and relevant, that if every bishop, priest, religious and layperson was committed to communicating and implementing this secret, it would turn society upside-down and literally transform the world! 

 
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Friday, June 14, 2019
Faithful over fearful
Common to most commencement speeches is the exhortation to approach life with boldness, to pursue one's dreams, to live meaningfully, to honor one's uniqueness and gifts, and to fight for the common good.  More ...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Let your conscience be your guide
Our political life has become such a war of words that many may not notice that the Trump administration has done something very good and long overdue – and is being condemned for it. More ...
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Keep the hierarchy, pray for priests and bishops
On May 17, a prominent Catholic priest, Father Jonathan Morris, a television commentator, author and pastor in the Archdiocese of New York, announced that he has decided to leave the active ministry as a priest because he wants to be free to “marry and have a family,” although assuring his social media followers that he doesn’t have an “existing relationship.” More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
We honor the fallen by working for peace
With the arrival of Memorial Day, and the “unofficial start to summer” last weekend, I noticed a steady stream of posts on social media and spots on television and radio that sought to remind us of the meaning of the holiday. More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019



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