February 17, 2020
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A Better Balance for Our Lives

Once there was a young man—we’ll call him William—who was determined to make himself a successful businessman, regardless of the cost. He established his own small company, and because, in addition to the 60+ hours he worked each week, he was always...

Master, To Whom Shall We Go?

In the Gospel of John (Chapter 6), the Lord Jesus reveals Himself as the Bread of Life that came down from heaven. Now, since the Eucharist is truly the summit, the center, the heart and soul of our entire existence on this earth, we are expected to...

Remembering a Foundational Teaching: “Malum In Se”

In Catholic social teaching, there is a foundational teaching that is ignored and rejected by many Christians, even Catholics striving to practice their faith. It is a teaching that deserves to be reckoned as among the most important contributions...

The Alabama Republicans’ Dilemma

The special election in Alabama is over, with Democrat Doug Jones having defeated Republican Roy Moore, but the dilemma faced by Christian Republican voters remains a fascinating case study in ethical decision-making. The contrast between the...

Trending Toward Hot

In 1985, a band called The Power Station released a song that immediately became a best seller. With a snappy tune and fast-paced lyrics sung by the British singer, Robert Palmer, the words described a swath of the American culture. We want to...

A Time for Choosing

Time is a problem for us. We live lives filled with multiple options with an array of many things to do and opportunities to engage ourselves in any number of tasks. Sometimes, maybe most of the time, we have so many things to do we don’t know which...

One Thing

In the Gospel of Luke (10:42), the Lord says: “There is need of only one thing…” For as long as we do not find that one thing or we get sidetracked looking for many other things, inexorably, we can expect anxiety, restlessness, tension, agitation...

The Most Difficult Choice

“A long time ago a lighthouse sat along a dangerous stretch of coastline. A man was put in charge of this lighthouse. When he was first assigned as lighthouse keeper, he was given just enough fuel oil to last him one month, and he was told to keep...