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The Christian Athlete: Me, an Idolater?

Nobody needs another idol: young people need leaders, role models, examples of human virtue. They need the true God.

Dr. Luis Fernando Aragón-Vargas
Jun 16, 2022
Acts of service

The Gift of Fraternal Humility

It is critical for us to understand that our gifts are not ours to hold onto, but rather are ours to give away to others in need.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Jun 2, 2022
Becket Fund Canterbury Medal

Who Are We? Where Are We Going?

In remarks offered upon receiving the 2022 Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Msgr. James Shea explores a poignant question asked of all Christians: Who are you? Where are you going?

Msgr. James P. Shea
May 26, 2022
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The Christian Athlete: Sports Talent

Christians are called to use their talents for good, and this applies no less to Christian athletes. What does it mean for Christian athletes to use their talents well?

Dr. Luis Fernando Aragón-Vargas
May 26, 2022
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Actively Receiving, Actively Rejecting

Turning to God involves rejecting that which holds us back from him. Actively receiving and actively rejecting are two sides of the same act of faith.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
May 5, 2022
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Spiritual Bachelorhood

Faith acknowledges the needs of the heart and relates them to Jesus. However, due to original sin, we often sit in self-made aloneness, failing to bring our needs to him.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Apr 28, 2022
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Christian, Not Pagan

As Christians, we need to make sure that we’re getting God right; however, many of us have a pagan vision of prayer.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Apr 21, 2022
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Bringing Purpose and Meaning to Healthcare

Saint Dymphna, the patron for those suffering nervous and mental afflictions, reminds us that Christ is the ultimate source of healing.

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder
Apr 7, 2022
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"Laborem Exercens" and the Dignity of Work

St. John Paul II's encyclical "Laborem Exercens" explores the connection between human dignity, flourishing, and labor, providing a vision of work that is especially important today.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Jan 27, 2022
A valley of red flowers

Our Unbeknownst Legacy

A palliative care physician reflects on the recent passing of his father and the many patients he has encountered in the midst of their suffering, all in the light of Christ's redemption.

Dr. Christopher Kolker
Dec 16, 2021