Columnists
Matthew Heinrich

Jesus Expelled

[An exegesis and reflection on Mark 1:40-45] In the readings this week we may consider the primary themes that of ‘expulsion’ and ‘re-entry.’ A man,

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Religion
Matthew Heinrich

A Christmas Message

This season of Christmas we recall the powerful words of Scripture, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). Christ became man to

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Columnists
Matthew Heinrich

Considerations About the Synod

In light of the many articles and comments arising from the recent Synod on the Family, I would like to offer some thoughts on the

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Life
Matthew Heinrich

Redemptive Suffering

The fear of suffering, pain, and death may seem like unconquerable mysteries. My time here at CPE [Clinical Pastoral Education] has helped me to understand,

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Bioethics
Matthew Heinrich

Theology of Suffering

When I was a teenager and with the Boy Scouts (i.e., Venture Scouts), I went to Manatoba, Canada to do a Northern Tier trek canoeing

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Life
Matthew Heinrich

Reflection on the Holy Land

When visiting my family in March I received many questions concerning “What was your favorite part of the Holy Land?” Perhaps they were looking for

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Columnists
Matthew Heinrich

My Desire for Marriage

As I approach ordination to the Diaconate after 12 years in the seminary it’s easy to think about the many “what ifs” in my life.

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Life
Matthew Heinrich

Good for its own Sake?

I’m not sure why this came to my mind, but I was praying Daytime prayer and these lines struck me: Come children and hear me

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Columnists
Matthew Heinrich

The Experience of Translating

Foreign languages, I realize, are not for everyone. Many can go throughout their whole lives content to read Scripture in their native language. I certainly

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Catholic Education
Matthew Heinrich

Tradition before Scripture

[Author’s note: This is a post made originally on my blog that a number of people found useful. I’m still reading and studying for my

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Columnists
Matthew Heinrich

The Convenience of Equality

The topic of marriage is no stranger to Americans in recent weeks. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 split decision, ruled that DOMA (the Defense

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Our Works, His Grace

When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea, embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum. It

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Ascension Thursday or Sunday?

The celebration of the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord has been transferred to the following Sunday in many dioceses, but the 40th day

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