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Veritas and Vocation

September 6, AD 2016 1 Comment
Veritas and Vocation

Veritas: this is the latin word for “truth.” It is also among the mottoes of my order, the seemingly simplest motto of the Order of Preachers. On the surface, it is the easiest, in that it is the only of the mottoes without an explicit action behind it: yet it is ultimately the most important, […]

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The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

June 22, AD 2016 4 Comments
The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

A couple of weeks ago, while traveling for a friend’s wedding, I suddenly developed what can only be described as a mini Mount Vesuvius on my knee. The random, swollen, fluid-filled monstrosity eventually became bad enough (because my “oh, it’ll go away….duh!” mentality didn’t work), that when we got home I went in to see […]

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Obedience in the Year of Mercy

January 13, AD 2016 4 Comments
Obedience in the Year of Mercy

Truly, we need obedience to remain one with the Church, learn proper humility, and open ourselves to the graces that flow from God’s merciful heart.

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Gun Control Part 6: Principalities and Powers

October 19, AD 2015 2 Comments
Gun Control Part 6: Principalities and Powers

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12. The truly disturbing thing about mass shootings is how powerfully they fascinate us. We talk about them, blog about them, run news segments on them, […]

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Living at the Ends of the Earth

August 19, AD 2015 0 Comments
Living at the Ends of the Earth

…holiness isn’t dependent on where you are, but rather who you are and how you respond to where God put you…

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The Trouble with Transhumanism

June 23, AD 2015 7 Comments
The Trouble with Transhumanism

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 number of pressing issues in the broad realm of bioethics. Abortion may well be the biggest bone of contention […]

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The Power of an Invitation // Do the Incredible

May 25, AD 2015 1 Comment
The Power of an Invitation // Do the Incredible

As I watch this video, I wonder how many men are bored with their lives. I remember I was. I was still in the Air Force, hungry for something more, but I didn’t know what it was. I wanted my life to mean something. I think all men want to do something great with their […]

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Do Not Fear Gay Marriage

April 8, AD 2015 1 Comment
Do Not Fear Gay Marriage

Gay “marriage” will threaten, snarl, huff and puff, but we should not fear. For, upon this rock Christ built His Church. It will not fall simply because evil huffs and puffs a little louder.

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Sharing the Treasures of Humanity with the Poor

April 5, AD 2015 2 Comments
Sharing the Treasures of Humanity with the Poor

Last Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Vatican organized an exclusive tour of the Vatican museums for 150 homeless people in Rome. During the tour, the Pope himself welcomed the guests, telling them, “This is everyone’s house and your house. The doors are always open for all.” Catholic News Services interviewed one of the guests, an […]

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Culture War Considerations

March 11, AD 2015 4 Comments
Culture War Considerations

Love is our story, we don’t need to rebrand it or market it. We just need to live it.

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Curiosity, Wonder, and Wisdom

January 6, AD 2015 27 Comments
Curiosity, Wonder, and Wisdom

In a short but provocative reflection, Prof. J. Budziszewski calls curiosity the enemy of wonder. In so doing, he is drawing a distinction between the desire for knowledge—itself a good thing—and the elevation of that desire to the highest good, one which can then seek fulfillment at all costs: The problem is that the curiosity-as-holiness […]

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Catholic Canines

October 22, AD 2014 4 Comments
Catholic Canines

It’s a very long story, but suffice it to say, my husband and I are planning to bring home a dog at the end of this week. Many people have expressed interest (to put it nicely) in why we are bringing home a dog when we do not yet have and are not currently expecting […]

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A Conversion of Individuals

September 24, AD 2014 3 Comments
A Conversion of Individuals

Christ spent 3 years forming 12 men. Those men went on to change the world.

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ISIS, Just War, and the Words of Pope Francis

September 10, AD 2014 2 Comments
ISIS, Just War, and the Words of Pope Francis

Christians have a complicated relationship with violence. Our founder (Christ) died by violence in absolute meekness—living out to the extreme his teaching that when confronted with violence we must “turn the other cheek” (Matthew 5:39). Jesus taught us “Blessed are the Peace Makers” (Matthew 5:9) and we hail him as the Prince of Peace (cf. […]

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