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Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

[ 0 ] April 18, AD 2014 |

Last weekend, I was one of the speakers at a pro-life rally in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. I’d never spoken at such an event, but, because I do believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every human life, which includes the unborn, I said yes. And after all, if there is any topic that can inform and bolster […]

A Day Without Him

A Day Without Him

[ 1 ] April 17, AD 2014 |

One of the few memories I have of both of my grandfathers is of their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.  When we would drive past a Catholic Church, my dad’s dad would always tip his hat (I love that he always wore hats) and my mother’s father would inevitably cross himself. I can remember my […]

Christ Teaches Us How to Die

Christ Teaches Us How to Die

[ 2 ] April 17, AD 2014 |

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. (1 Peter 2:21) There are many, many lessons to be learned in the example Christ left for us in his suffering and death on the cross. One of those, I believe, […]

Did you hear…

Did you hear…

[ 7 ] April 16, AD 2014 |

…he is homosexual. …she uses the pill. …she had an abortion. …he sleeps around. …he uses illegal drugs. …he is liberal. …she worked at Planned Parenthood. …she sleeps around. …he drove her to the abortion clinic. …she is lesbian. …she smokes weed. …he watches porn. What you don’t hear: He has homosexual orientation and thinks […]

Beating a Dead Horse for Life

Beating a Dead Horse for Life

[ 5 ] April 16, AD 2014 |

The other day I got into one of those unfortunate situations known as a Facebook debate. Like reality television series, they are easy to be sucked into, nearly impossible to stop, and leave you wondering where the last hour and a half of your life went. On my Facebook page, I posted this article about […]

Reflection on the Holy Land

Reflection on the Holy Land

[ 0 ] April 15, AD 2014 |

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 certain answers concerning beautiful places. I admit that swimming in the Dead Sea was a neat experience and seeing Middle Eastern markets, landscapes, and people were interesting as well. This […]

Two Rivers

Two Rivers

[ 1 ] April 14, AD 2014 |

I had seen General Santos City from the air before, but one sees things differently from a fixed wing aircraft than from a helicopter. The choppers fly much lower, much more slowly, never above any but the lowest clouds. The landscape of southern Mindanao is always visible, much as it would be from any of […]

John Paul II’s Legacy Can Help Us Win Back Religious Liberty

John Paul II’s Legacy Can Help Us Win Back Religious Liberty

[ 4 ] April 14, AD 2014 |

The continuous setbacks and attacks on religious liberty that plague men and women of faith in the United States and across the world require responses and actions that not only are intellectually convincing, but also require the engagement of media in creative, engaging, and “culture-ready” ways. With the canonization of John Paul the Great in the immediate […]

Book Review: Saints and Social Justice by Brandon Vogt

Book Review: Saints and Social Justice by Brandon Vogt

[ 0 ] April 12, AD 2014 |

Brandon Vogt has written a masterpiece in Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World (OSV, May 2014). Brandon’s writing and theological talents have been sharpened to the tenth degree with Saint-master  mentor, Bert Ghezzi (author of Voices of the Saints) and Word on Fire powerhouses Steve Grunow and Father Robert Barron in […]

The End of Lent Question

The End of Lent Question

[ 2 ] April 12, AD 2014 |

Well, this Lent has been hard. Not that I have ever had an easy Lent since I started taking the spiritual life seriously, so I am not sure what I expected. I think I selfishly wish that my Lent would be full of consolations and insights, but usually right around this time I start to […]