Commentary

A dad at heart

No, my father wasn’t famous, but he was my dad. He passed away in 2003. And just like Kelly Conway said of her father, my siblings and I would say, “We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon.” 
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When less – or different – is more

As the first blossoms of spring transition into the vibrant greens of early summer, may we be open to the opportunities that lie ahead, recognizing that each of us can contribute to our family, our community, and our world in different ways at different moments.
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A Catholic Apologist in the NFL

“The most important goal of a single Catholic man is to get his soul to heaven," Zuerlein says, "but the most important goal of a married Catholic man expands to getting not only his own soul to heaven, but also those of his wife and children. It’s almost as if, as a result of the...
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The gift of our selves

On any given day, we may not remember all the things that Jesus said and did. But we do know that God came to be with us. That’s what really matters.
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No more half-measures

Half-measures. Let’s be done with them, especially in this season when we continue to celebrate the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon his church.
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Selling the sizzle at a parish near you

I think we need parishes to start using their ingenuity to get people's attention.
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Michael Busch obituary gave incomplete report

He repeatedly legislated in violation of Catholic belief and teaching.
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The Eucharist and Christ’s love

Ultimately, adoration opens our hearts to the reality of Christ’s love, empowering us to return to our everyday lives and relationships inspired to follow in his footsteps by making sacrifices and being willing to do what is right for the sake of others.
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Meaning of ‘153 fish’/ Confirmation for developmentally disabled

Father Doyle fields questions on confirmation for people with developmental disabilities and the significance of the number of fish caught by the apostles after they were commanded to cast their nets into the deep.
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This summer let young and old climb aboard the same canoe!

This summer, be intentional about bringing the generations in your family or neighborhood together.
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Wake Up: The real danger posed by the California confession bill

Catholics should, of course, rise up in strenuous protest against this very aggressive incursion—but so should anyone who cares about the freedom of religion in our society.
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What Jean Vanier taught us

Vanier changed attitudes toward the intellectually and physically disabled in ways so deep that we can hardly comprehend it.
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