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I don’t know what these years are for. At least my heart does not know. I long ago left the frenetic dreams that splintered like fireworks inside my head. Then, my battery was so full I thought I would never run out. Now, I feel aches that used to not be there. Pains that have … Continue reading Happy Anniversary
How can even non-religious people be pro-life?
Just cause you have it doesn’t mean you should use it.
Shake your fist at God or rest in the home he built for you. Your choice.
We can’t have the mountains without the valleys.
It’s a fair question: how can a loving God allow a place like Hell?
A political party in the US that promotes Catholic social teaching.
Expressing our faith in political action is our right and our duty.
To care for the environment is to care for the most vulnerable among us.
To be Catholic is to care about protecting the environment – so say four popes and a patriarch.
In this episode of Wisdom of Pope Francis, my guest explains why, grounded in God, we have a deeper connection with the environment and each other than you might think.
This is part 2 of a 3-part introduction to Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on, well, largely the environment.
Yesterday, I stumbled on an interview with Audrey Assad on the National Catholic Reporter website. If you are steeped in the evangelical Christian subculture, there is a good chance you know who she is. If you are not, you might wonder why a Catholic news agency was interviewing the Wikileaks founder. In any case, I … Continue reading Catholic Lessons from a Deconversion
In the Wisdom of Pope Francis podcast, I will be getting into the pope’s encyclical (or letter) about the environment. This is the first part of the introduction to this series.
Pope Francis says that fraternity in the world, if it is to be stable, needs to be grounded in belief in a God.
Absolutely nothing (or at least close to nothing), says Pope Francis.
We shouldn’t hide the hurt we feel. But holding on to bitterness is neither healthy nor Christian.
Pope Francis envisions a “culture of encounter” – a society where, with an open heart, we continually embrace interactions with those different from us.
Pope Francis is trying to lead the church. We would do well to let him do his job.
Pope Francis just laid heavy restrictions on the celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass. This episode explores this move.
This is the final video in a series I did on the reasons for why I’m Catholic.
Dialogue can lead to greater unity and friendship in our world, but only if it’s done right. Pope Francis explains what a healthy conversation looks like.
The idea seems like it flies in the face of Christian orthodoxy. But there are some reasons to be optimistic about the fate of each and every one of us.
Once you believe in Jesus, the journey to a faith home is not done. This is why I settled on the Catholic Church.
Yes, we’ve spent money on enormous basilicas and other works of art. But think about this before you judge us…
Pope Francis says that politics can be a noble way to show love to society.
Part of what grounds my faith are miracle stories. Here’s why.
How do we process all the different arguments for and against religion?
the Bible is part of the reason I am Catholic. This video explains why.
Check out a podcast exploring what Pope Francis has to teach us today.
Hmmm… I don’t know about that one…
Every Catholic has their reasons. These are mine.
Hint: exactly what we do see.
We all have our reasons. This series explains mine. But first, let me clear out some misconceptions.
Be careful where that question leads you.
I’m looking for the right analogy…
Catholicism is big and unwieldy. It’s easy to miss the center of it.
Allow me to introduce myself…
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