My Heart, His Heart, All Hearts!

An aging, ailing pope undergoes a risky surgery. In gratitude, he offers a prayer to God. He rereads a letter from a cloistered nun who claims she has received powerful visions from the Lord. In her letter, this sister... Read More

The Fourth Vow

An Act of Consecration plays an essential role in the devotional life of the Church. It is a conscious...

The Priest and the Eucharist

Next month, we will have the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis amid a three-year National Eucharistic Revival. We...

Launching the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Internet

The 1990s brought the development of the internet and the building of the World Wide Web. Both profoundly influenced...



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The Ringing of the Bells

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“If appropriate” and “local custom” are the criteria for ringing bells during the Eucharistic prayer, according to the General... Read More

The Mysterious Letter to the Hebrews

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I recently had the opportunity to teach a seminar on the Letter to the Hebrews. Despite many years of... Read More




This Summer, Rebuild!

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As the warmth of summer begins to be enjoyed, parish communities stand at the threshold of a new season... Read More

Caring for Our Common Home

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Embedded in the Book of Ezekiel is an interesting passage about how the prophet is to be a watchman:... Read More



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Which Parish to Close?

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“Sophie’s Choice” is a 1979 novel penned by William Styron and in three years became a movie starring Meryl... Read More

It Might Just Be Acedia

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For preschool graduation one year, our students sang the song “Frère Jacques,” the famous children’s hymn about a friar... Read More