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The Biggest Announcement I Have Ever Made

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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Is Childcare Good for Children?

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

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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3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From…Nuns?

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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How to succeed* in DC

This month, hundreds of college students and recent grads — many of them aspiring politicians — will flock to the nation’s capital for coveted government-related internships. To welcome them to town and prepare them for political careers, I’ve written a brief guide: How to succeed* in DC. The cardinal rule of political success is believing …

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Just Feed One

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat…” -Matthew 25:34 In my post last week, “Lord, When?”, I challenged myself and all …

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