Guest Commentary

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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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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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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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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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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A question sprung from the garden

We celebrate, we loudly proclaim "Alleluia," but we also hover in that upper room, wondering what this event means for the rest of our lives. As Christians, it is the question we cannot deny or avoid. It's the pivotal question of our entire existence.
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The women who stayed

Imagine how different the story might have been if the women had not gone to the tomb while others slept, had not discovered the body gone, had not listened to the angels or had not run to tell the stunning news of Christ's resurrection that changed everything.
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Scary prayers that are good for you

Scary prayers are prayers where even the very words you say seem to convict you.
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Are screens becoming substitute parents?

Unfortunately, in many instances, the mother-child bond is interrupted when screens are used to placate a restless toddler.
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Give up worry for Lent

Venerable Fulton Sheen once said of worry: “Nothing is more destined to create deep-seated anxieties in people than the false assumption that life should be free from anxieties."
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A letter to Archbishop William E. Lori on his pastoral on racism

If I had to point to one thing that stunted my motivation to evangelize, to go beyond highlighting cultural contributions of blacks to Catholicism to confidently asking others to become Catholic too, I'd have to admit it was racism.
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Send in the clowns

A good comedian helps an audience to recognize common absurdities, inconsistencies and hypocrisies in any given cultural moment. Their real genius is helping audiences to recognize the ones in which they also take part.
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