Columnists

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That’s So Cute! Jacob’s monument

Published on July 6th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

The first reading for today is one of my favorite “God-as-a-parent” moments in the Bible. It is the story of Jacob’s dream: “Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran. When he came upon a certain ... Read More


Life

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Peace for the Covetous Heart

Published on July 2nd, 2015 | by Megan Twomey

Of all the commandments, “Thou shalt not covet,” never seemed the most difficult. I knew that I could be materialistic, could focus on things over people, and could be envious of another’s success. Yet, I told ... Read More


Prayer

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3 Simple Prayers for When Praying is Hard

Published on June 30th, 2015 | by Liesl

Every Christian has at least one time in their faith journey when they feel spiritually dry. For some, this time in the spiritual desert lasts for a brief period of time and for others it lasts ... Read More


Life

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Vocations Make Us Tired, Weary, Joyful

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Matthew Higgins

As someone who works full-time, teaches part-time, and is raising two young children with my wife (who also works full-time), I can often say that my vocation and avocation (my work) is tiring and I grow ... Read More


Columnists

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She Isn’t (Just) My Daughter

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

Two things happened recently, that put me in a state of panic. First, we went to visit my parents, and I saw several of the mothers of the children I used to babysit for. One was ... Read More


Books

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Review: A.D. The Bible Continues Companion Books

Published on June 28th, 2015 | by J.R. Baldwin

Until the end of July, everyone can watch A.D. The Bible Continues – and what better way to engage the Bible but through a visual representation? A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC) is a dramatization of the ... Read More


Women's Issues

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Women, God Does Not Make Mistakes

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Abigail C. Reimel

In a society which tells women they are simply the sum of their parts—that all it takes for even a man to become a cover-worthy woman are the right curves in the right places—women are having ... Read More


Family

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One Year into the Heart of Fatherhood

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Bob Waruszewski

May 31, 2014 – A day different from all others for me. Half asleep and running on fumes, in the wee hours of the morning, I watched the birth of our daughter Lucy. My life, sleeping patterns, ... Read More


Bioethics

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The Trouble with Transhumanism

Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

Transhumanism is a desperate belief system that grasps at technological straws. But the raw desperation in that grasping has the potential–like all Utopian movements–to unleash violently destructive forces. Caveat emptor.” (Wesley J. Smith). There are a ... Read More


Art

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The World As Icon

Published on June 20th, 2015 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

One Christmas Eve I had the flu.  While my family went to Lessons and Carols, I wrote a poem about the pain Mary endured to give birth to Jesus, which I believed to be connected to ... Read More


Life

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Your Parish Home

Published on June 19th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

In the “olden days”, the parish was a central part of a community. Parishes were split up based on boundary lines – where you lived determined which parish you would be a part of. Also, a ... Read More


Bioethics

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On Evangelium Vitae and Star Wars

Published on June 18th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

What was said about history being philosophy teaching by example can also be said of movies. Movies can illustrate philosophy (and even theology) by showing the consequences of following ideas to their logical conclusions. Due to ... Read More


Bioethics

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“Transabled”

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Chelsea Zimmerman

Commenting on gender reassignment as “treatment” for people with gender identity issues a few years ago, Wesley Smith said : People want to be fulfilled and lead happy lives as “themselves.” Very well. But I also ... Read More


Bioethics

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First, Do No Harm

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Erin Cain

Since the beginning of the practice of medicine, the Hippocratic Oath has been used to ensure that medicine remains oriented toward its true purpose: “First, do no harm.” This oath presupposes that medicine itself is not ... Read More


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