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Will You Say ‘Yes’ With Mary?

“Mary’s ‘Yes’ Continues: Religious Vocations in the New Millennium” is a new book from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. With contributions from men and women in varied vocations, the book is a gift for anyone discerning what exactly God’s vocational call is for them, as...

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Not Just Another Meeting: Convocation Inspires Work Of The Baptized

“The Catholic Church is convinced that the light for an adequate solution can only come from an encounter with the living Christ, which gives rise to attitudes and ways of acting based on love and truth. This is the decisive force which will transform the American continent,” Pope Benedict XVI...

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Beatitudinal Fatherhood: Dads As Living Examples Of The Christian Life In Family Life

Want to be the best father you were made to be? Live the Beatitudes, Greg Popcak writes in a new book, “BeDaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad,” adapting what Jesus announced on the Sermon on the Mount in the most practical ways for family life for fathers. “When we practice the Beatitudes...

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Hope In The Face Of Tragically Common Violent Death

“Death Comes for the War Poets” is currently an experiment in verse that just so happens to be exactly what is needed about now. Even if thinking about death and war seems too overwhelming on the surface or too much of your existence already. I know, myself, I’ve officially asked God for a break...

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A Church For And Of The Wounded: Sinners In The Need Of The Savior

“I know too many hurting Catholics,” Fr. Thomas Berg, a professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York, writes in his new book, Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. Born out of his experience of crisis in his former religious order and his...

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Where Pope Francis And The First Family Found Common Ground

It’s hard to imagine a meeting between Pope Francis and Donald J. Trump going better than it did on May 23. A warm reception. Respect and humility. The president seemed uncharacteristically somewhat speechless after the private half-hour encounter the two had after all the on-camera greetings....


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Fátima: Today And Everyday

If there’s one lesson we could all afford to learn from Our Lady appearing in Fátima, it’s got to start with praying the rosary. And not in a pray-the-rosary-in-15-minutes-or-less-box-checking kind of way, but in an embrace-the-mother-of-our-Lord-as-our-mother kind of way — all in for the...

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‘City Of God’: Beyond Trump’s First 100 Days

It’s hard not to be uneasy about politics these days. Even among those most sober and prayerful and encouraging toward a settling-in administration wonder if this current White House is one uniquely in over its head, at best. A quick survey on my social media networks confirms that even reactions...

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Contemplating Christ And The Christian Life

“As the third millennium unfolds, the world needs the wisdom that the tradition of Christian prayer offers,” Anthony Lilles writes in “Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Ethical Wisdom.” “Our faith in Christ Jesus opens up real access to the wisdom of God in a way no other philosophy...

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Praying With The Copts At Noon In Manhattan : The Martyrs Show Us The Christian Call And The Invitation Of Holy Week.

“Excuse me. Do you know where I can talk to someone about making a donation to help the people and restore the church in Egypt?” A man addressed me at the back of St. Mary and St. Mark, a Coptic church in Manhattan. I explained I wasn’t quite sure — we had both come through the open doors, one...

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Staying Catholic In College: It Can Be Done

“Few things can be more important than the faith of the next generation,” Peter Kreeft writes. “The future of our civilization, that is, the goodness and truth and beauty of our culture, depends on the source of all goodness, truth and beauty, God; and the umbilical cord to God is faith — not...

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The Holy Spirit Option

On the fourth anniversary of his election, Pope Francis tweeted “May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word.” Yes, I’m writing a column on a tweet — and one by someone who has a lot more power than his Twitter account — but...

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Are You Strange?: Philadelphia Archbishop Rallies Catholics To Sainthood

“Do we believe in God or not?” “Are we on fire with a love for Jesus Christ or not?” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput asks these questions in his new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. “[I]f we’re not,” the Philadelphia archbishop...

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Going Deeper Into The Life Of The Word: A New Book Is A Lenten Ignatian Walk With Christ

“[R]eading the Word of God, the Bible, brings us even closer to the Word of God, Jesus,” New York-based editor Gary Jansen writes in his new book Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey through the Stations of the Cross. Jansen takes a Scriptural approach to the Passion and death of Christ,...

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Seeking A Peace Treaty In The War Of The Sexes

Denial has brought chaos. A new book urges beginning again. “Sex has become scandalous,” Ashley McGuire writes in her new book, Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female. “Sex,” she writes, “needn’t be a scandal. It should be a source of potential and the starting point for true...