Category: Career

Three Ways to Be Catholic at the Cubicle

Three Ways to Be Catholic at the Cubicle

[ 21 ] March 5, AD 2014 |

A few weeks ago, I was reading an excerpt about how a man chose to serve as a missionary on a college campus following graduation. He said that he decided to become a missionary because he wanted to something meaningful with his life and not just push papers in an office.  As an office worker […]

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Is Religious Life Repulsive?

Is Religious Life Repulsive?

[ 31 ] January 18, AD 2014 |

The vows of religious life are repulsive, at least according to an article Br. Justin Hannegan recently wrote in Crisis Magazine provokingly titled: Sacrificing Religious Life on the Altar of Egalitarianism. He writes: All forms of religious life, at their very core, consist of three vows—poverty, chastity, and obedience—and each of these vows is repulsive […]

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Why Bother to Learn Anything At All, Anyway?

Why Bother to Learn Anything At All, Anyway?

[ 3 ] January 17, AD 2014 |

There are way more things to know in this Universe than you have the brain cells to record, and any one field of human study has probably by this point generated more data than a human mind, with a lifetime of study, could internalize. We should feel small standing up against the ocean of numbers, […]

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Another Article about Millenials (But This One Also Talks About the Spiritual Life!)

Another Article about Millenials (But This One Also Talks About the Spiritual Life!)

[ 13 ] January 4, AD 2014 |

In the last few years, a preferred topic of journalistic inquiry amongst concerned Baby Boomers and Gen Xers is the unique situation caused by the invasion of the workforce by Millenials. Born from the early 80s to the early aughts, Millenials bear the positive distinction of being among the most idealistic and socially conscious generations […]

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Proof of God via Business Consultant

Proof of God via Business Consultant

[ 3 ] November 19, AD 2013 |

In my discussion with atheists, the atheist always wants to see proof of God’s existence. If I cannot provide scientific data, then he makes the claim that I believe in a fairy tale or that I am delusional. I think G.K. Chesterton is right, I do believe in fairy tales because I believe in dragons […]

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The Biggest Announcement I Have Ever Made

The Biggest Announcement I Have Ever Made

[ 1 ] October 19, AD 2013 |

Since Feb. 28, 2013 — the last day of Pope Benedict’s papacy — I’ve been harboring a secret. A secret I’m ready to share. I sat that morning at the kitchen table, typing grateful Tweets to the pope and waiting to receive news that would make or break my day (and potentially change my life). […]

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Letter to the Rebellious Teen

Letter to the Rebellious Teen

[ 7 ] August 21, AD 2013 |

This article is written for rebellious teens and young girls going into that phase. If you are not a rebellious teen, please let your son or daughter read this, or some young person you know at least. Dear Rebellious Teen, Now, you might think this is just another Catholic article your parents want you to […]

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Is Childcare Good for Children?

Is Childcare Good for Children?

[ 16 ] July 13, AD 2013 |

The Australian Federal Government recently announced that it will introduce a package of new measures to provide more flexible and accessible childcare to better meet the needs of what it calls “modern families”. The $11 million trials will include overnight and weekend care for the children of shift workers, extended weekday hours and more out […]

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Letter to a Young Discerning Catholic

Letter to a Young Discerning Catholic

[ 0 ] April 13, AD 2013 |

Dear Discerning Young Catholic, Underachieving in the realm of morality has become so commonplace in our world that we have begun to pretend that sin is transcendent behavior just to make ourselves feel better. There is nothing transcendent about sleeping with someone on the first date, but these days an astounding number of romance movies […]

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Science vs. Religion? Part I of II

Science vs. Religion? Part I of II

[ 4 ] December 19, AD 2012 |

You know the symbol: the ancient Christian fish that’s sprouted legs and bears the name Darwin. There’s a car down the street from me that has one and every time I see it, it makes me sad. Not angry, but sad. There is this perceived opposition between the two worlds of science and religion that […]

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The Flowers of Surrender

The Flowers of Surrender

[ 3 ] September 30, AD 2012 |

As some of you know St. Therese’s Feast day is today. St. Therese, known as the Little Flower was known for a simple life lived with great love and her promise to “spend heaven doing good on earth” and “let fall a shower of roses”. I’ve always had an interesting relationship with her and her […]

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Guiding Stars

Guiding Stars

[ 1 ] September 20, AD 2012 |

There are many reasons I haven’t written too much about the project in my life that gets the majority of my free time and mental attention:  I’m bad at self-promotion, I’m fearful of rejection, I’m lacking in Faith, and I doubt God’s call at times. Lately, all these reasons have got me thinking quite a […]

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3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From…Nuns?

3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From…Nuns?

[ 4 ] September 11, AD 2012 |

Catholic nuns. When you think of them, you may harken back to grade school, or your great aunt Sister Mary, or maybe even Sally Field flying around your TV screen. But consider taking another look at Catholic nuns. They’re not all rulers, dunce chairs, and old women anymore. They’re marketing geniuses. (Crazy about nuns? So […]

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Little Brother

Little Brother

[ 15 ] August 19, AD 2012 |

This is a post I wrote for my youngest brother who leaves for basic training next week. I would appreciate it if everyone could say a prayer for him sometime this week. Dear Matthew, You are going to Basic Training next week. You already read the book. In fact, you read the book before it […]

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So You’re Unemployed…

So You’re Unemployed…

[ 8 ] August 7, AD 2012 |

…but you are not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current rate is 8.3% with an average length of ten months. For those who have not experienced long-term unemployment, every week that ticks by can become a source of depression, despair, and self-disdain. This is not a hyperbole, not when we live […]

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