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Weekly Update

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The Feast of the Fearless and Friendly Warrior

St. John Paul II was and remains a model for a confident and charismatic Catholicism in a wild and chaotic world.

Oct 21, 2021
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Clickbait Culture

Clickbait culture and a fixation on making the exceptional the norm have become deeply embedded in mainstream media.

Oct 14, 2021
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Refresh and Reset

Not all weekly news cycles are created equal. Slow weeks give us the chance to refresh and reset.

Oct 7, 2021
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I Want to Be Faithful

Cardinal Sarah rejects political labels and Mary Eberstadt reflects on the state of the Church.

Sep 30, 2021
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Autumnal Update

A demographic winter, the Catholicism of Justice Clarence Thomas, the ignored Christians of Afghanistan, and a blow to the metric system in Britain.

Sep 23, 2021
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The Confusion of the Cross

The standard by which we as Christians judge what is important or to be considered failure is not the standard the world uses: our standard is the Cross.

Sep 16, 2021
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On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we remember a tragedy that shaped how Americans view the world.

Sep 8, 2021
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Labor of Love

Labor Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the dignity of labor and the necessity of leisure, reminding us of the importance of finding balance in life.

Sep 2, 2021
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Back to Leisure

As summer break comes to an end, let us remember the meaning of education and enter into leisurely contemplation of all that is true, good, and beautiful.

Aug 26, 2021
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Persistence in Perilous Times

When we see the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan, we can be confronted by a sense of our own impotence to assist.

Aug 19, 2021