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Bearing Witness to Christ

In 1999, a thirteen-year-old American girl named Dria Davis successfully escaped from the nation of Saudi Arabia, where she was being held a prisoner by her Muslim father. Fourteen years earlier her parents had married in Florida: a Cuban-American woman named...

What About Our Square?

One of my seminary professors began each class by reading verses 9-13 from St. John’s Gospel: “The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He c...

Sharing God’s Love with Others

Two construction workers, Mack and Fred, were arguing about religion while working on a job one summ...

The Art of the Witness

I recently read Deacon Kurt Godfryd’s incisive article, A Gentle Breeze, in this publication. It...

Our Catholic and Public Faith

This article explores the notion of a “private Catholic faith.” In the first instance, I wish to...

We are Blessed, Called, and Sent

A month following my ordination, I was in Chicago and had completed a day of meetings. Having boarde...

Tell ‘Em Jack Sent Me

Lifenews.com is an on-line prolife organization. For people like me it is an invaluable source becau...

Bearing Witness to Christ

Once there was a teenage boy who was not very religious; in spite of his mother’s best efforts ...

Pope Francis’ Support of Protests

On the day before Palm Sunday 2018, young people in the U.S. participated in a march in favor of gun...

Placing God’s Will Ahead of Our Own

A young man in his late twenties told his pastor, “Father, I’ve started looking for another p...

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