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The gift of a father: How love leads to vocations

The gift of a father: How love leads to vocations

R. Jared Staudt

In the beginning is the Father. He is the source and goal of all life. From him flows communion thro...

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Lenten Resolutions: Sowing Good Seed

Lenten Resolutions: Sowing Good Seed

John Cuddeback

The life-lessons from sowing seed are endless.

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Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Francis X. Maier

I've written about an old and very close friend, Joe Mahoney, in this space before. Joe di...

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Being God's

Being God's

Father Paul Scalia

Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

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Never Too Late to Be Healed

Never Too Late to Be Healed

Sister Ruth Burrows

Saint Thérèse saw the infinite love of God as a pent-up ocean, yearning and aching to release its to...

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Faith, Certainty, and Doubt

Faith, Certainty, and Doubt

Randall Smith

Are you certain God exists? Are you certain He doesn't? Who has the burden of pr...

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Stemming the Tide of Divorces and Annulments

Stemming the Tide of Divorces and Annulments

Christopher J. Brennan, Esq.

The default and public position of many in diocesan family life offices is to assume that if one is ...

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2 Steps to Discovering Our Contemplative Identity

2 Steps to Discovering Our Contemplative Identity

John Cuddeback

Perhaps the most dramatic assertion about human nature, in part because of the difficulty in compreh...

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Nothing on Earth, Not Even Mortal Sin, Can Dissolve an Indissoluble Marriage

Nothing on Earth, Not Even Mortal Sin, Can Dissolv…

John Clark

"Unity, indissolubility, and openness to fertility are essential to marriage." (CCC 1664)

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The World Beyond Our Window

The World Beyond Our Window

Francis X. Maier

This is a column about the future. But it begins with the past. I'll explain.

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Driving Out Satan

Driving Out Satan

Father Simon Tugwell, o.p.

Death itself is doomed, evil must eventually collapse upon its own hollowness.

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The Litany of the Wounded Heart

The Litany of the Wounded Heart

Gerry Ken Crete

The Litany of the Wounded Heart is for the person with an anxious-preoccupied style. Those ...

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God's Timing: Learning to Accept and Enact It

God's Timing: Learning to Accept and Enact It

John Cuddeback

A great divide in approaches to life is whether we see God's Providence as really in charge. Perhaps...

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Young Wafflers and the "Culture of Commitment"

Young Wafflers and the "Culture of Commitment…

Julian Kwasniewski

The Irish priest limped to the sacristy. After suffering a stroke, he was working his way back to fu...

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"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: it fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green; in the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7-8)