Category: Jobs

Five Tips for Parishes from Pope Francis

Five Tips for Parishes from Pope Francis

[ 40 ] August 2, AD 2014 |

Everything Pope Francis says is always so heartfelt, so quotable, so real. Reading through all of the speeches, homilies and messages that he gives is a real treat. If you don’t already, I recommend reading up on his activities at the Vatican website. Or check out news on Vatican Radio, News.Va or get the free Pope App. Whatever way you choose to […]

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

[ 4 ] May 25, AD 2014 |

He hated tattoos, my paternal grandfather. He died when I was 11, but I remember a conversation, one of many had during summer visits to their home, when he told me of his aversion of tattoos. You see, he was there, at Buchenwald. He walked into that stinking pit of hell, wearing Army fatigues and […]

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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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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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Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

[ 0 ] September 30, AD 2013 |

*Warning: This Post Mentions Gynecological Medical Procedures.*     Today was one of those days; those days when I get up at 3:00 A.M. with less than five hours of sleep behind me. I could have gone to bed earlier, but I believe that spending time with my future wife is important, so I didn’t. […]

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Can I Employ Someone as a Doormat?

Can I Employ Someone as a Doormat?

[ 7 ] September 21, AD 2013 |

Have you ever walked through the city and seen those people holding signs advertising something? They can be found on busy street corners or open air shopping malls. Their signs point the way to a restaurant lunch deal, the nearest bottle shop or cheap parking. You might have similarly seen someone outside a pizza shop […]

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Living for the Weekend

Living for the Weekend

[ 0 ] August 25, AD 2013 |

We all know people – in fact you may be one of those people – who live for the weekend. Every work place has people who function like countdown clocks perennially sharing the news of how much time is left before Friday rolls around. Mondays are the most painful day of the week because it […]

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In Blackwater Woods

In Blackwater Woods

[ 2 ] November 12, AD 2012 |

November is, for me, a month associated with death and dying. On November 1, we celebrate the feast of the all the Saints. In addition to celebration, I remember the due date of the baby we lost. He would have turned three on November 1, 2012. How fitting that the 2nd is a day of […]

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Post-Election Anxiety?

Post-Election Anxiety?

[ 2 ] November 8, AD 2012 |

One of the rather frequent conversation topics I’ve participated in has to do with dealing with anxiety about the future.  In particular I’ve talked with a number of soon-to-be doctorates and professionals who confess a particular anxiety about what life will be like post-graduation.  When one considers how life has worked up till that point […]

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HGH and Contraception

HGH and Contraception

[ 8 ] October 17, AD 2012 |

Imagine living in a desert of burning sand. Sand so hot that any hotter it turns to glass. Now imagine that scorching drops of fire fall from the sky and the only way to escape these fiery flakes is to continue running. Now imagine that this episode lasts for all eternity.

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Open Hands, Empty or Full

Open Hands, Empty or Full

[ 6 ] October 15, AD 2012 |

“There”s nothing harder than learning how to receive.” -Over the Rhine When we started out as newly marrieds, learning NFP, we didn”t know anyone else who was married with children. Nearly all of my friends were single, and none of Atticus” married friends lived nearby. We were basically on our own. It was both good […]

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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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The Power of Beauty

The Power of Beauty

[ 8 ] August 19, AD 2012 |

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves.” — CS Lewis We were sitting in his parents’ basement. […]

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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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Being a Dorothy Day Catholic

Being a Dorothy Day Catholic

[ 17 ] July 22, AD 2012 |

“The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us.” “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” “Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the […]

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