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A God with us in suffering
Joshua Rogers is a writer and attorney who lives in Washington, D.C., and he has a column that appears on Fox News online. More ...
Monday, March 25, 2019

Jesus suffered for our sins
There are two kinds of sin: sins of weakness and sins of malice. Be very careful not to imitate the fallen angels who committed sins of malice. More ...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Our struggle for proper celebration
We don’t know how to celebrate things as they’re meant to be celebrated. We want to, but mostly we don’t know how.  More ...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Spring cleaning, soul cleansing
By now almost everyone has heard of Marie Kondo. More ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Our struggle for proper celebration
Our struggle for proper celebrationWe don’t know how to celebrate things as they’re meant to be celebrated. More ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Enjoying the best of life
Has the news, weather or unexpected disappointments gotten you down? More ...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Stand beneath the cross with Mary
This Lent I’ve been focusing on the seven sorrows of Mary, which span Jesus’ infancy through his Death and burial. More ...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Winter's chill and the loss of a friend
Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons.  More ...
Friday, March 15, 2019
This Lent, be holy
For the past three years, my hope was that some columns could help at least one person along the way –  either by sharing testimonies or examples of inspiring adults, opinions on ways to nurture hope and faith, or by providing concrete advice for action. More ...
Friday, March 15, 2019
A perspective on God from a Catholic apologist in the NFL
A few days before this year’s Super Bowl, Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein spoke with Trent Beattie for the National Catholic Register. More ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Living at God's hands is as simple as gathering acorns
During a walk in a local park, I came across a small grove of oak trees that had blanketed the ground with more acorns than I had ever seen.  More ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The joyful season of Lent
There is a famous quote from St. John Chrysostom that draws attention to the supreme purpose of Lent; namely, the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.  More ...
Monday, March 11, 2019
The ones who weave: how to repair the social fabric
When David Brooks travels the country, he seeks out the good news. The bad news is all too easy to find. More ...
Monday, March 11, 2019
The power of a positive, prayerful parent
Karen Jackson knows the many challenges faced by parents of children with disabilities. A wife and working mom of three, including a daughter Samantha who has autism, she has lived and learned more than could be captured in a college course about advocating for a child with special needs. More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Food for the journey
"Bring double the snacks. Leave half the clothes." More ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Dealing with unfinished relationships
A colleague of mine, a clinical therapist, shares this story: A woman came to him in considerable distress. More ...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Heart work for Lent
Recently I was captivated by an opinion editorial in USA Today titled "I've played a role in toxic public debate" by CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers. More ...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Cutting back on digital devices leads to 'deep work'
There are some recent signs that the culture is coming around to something more sacramental in our increasingly digitized landscape.  More ...
Friday, March 1, 2019
A Hispanic dream for Catholic renewal
Catholics should dream every now and then about the kind of faith community that we want to be. More ...
Friday, March 1, 2019



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