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Matters of Faith

In times of tragedy, it is compassion — not judgment from Christians — that is needed

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

In times of tragedy, it is compassion — not judgment from Christians — that is needed

As most of you are aware, there was a horrible terrorist shooting in Orlando, Florida. This was clearly the worst mass shooting in the past 100-plus years. Sadly, within hours of the killings, some less-than-wise people, who...

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The answer to lost perfection is found in the grace of Christ

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The answer to lost perfection is found in the grace of Christ

Of all the “isms” that people of faith deal with, the idea of perfectionism is perhaps the most troublesome, especially when linked to faith. When I fail at being perfect, I have not only become a flawed...

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Nearly all of our presidents had religious faith while in office

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Nearly all of our presidents had religious faith while in office

Religion seldom pops up among the daily controversies in this year’s presidential race. I was a youngster when John F. Kennedy sought the nation’s highest executive office in 1960. The fact that he was Catholic played a...

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Like yoga, we must always push ourselves deeper into the pose

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Like yoga, we must always push ourselves deeper into the pose

Corpus Christi ain’t just a town in Texas. Every second Sunday after the completion of the Easter season, Catholics celebrate Corpus Christi — the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. How Catholics understand...

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God’s love is more powerful than hatred that flows from darkness

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

God’s love is more powerful than hatred that flows from darkness

I no longer keep up with the “Top 40 hits,” or however they refer to them today, but years ago love was a big topic of popular songs. The Beatles sang “All you need is love,” Dionne Warwick...

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People I respect most are those who seek truth and knowledge

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

People I respect most are those who seek truth and knowledge

The old schoolground joke goes, “March winds, April showers bring to us May flowers. What do May flowers bring?” “Pilgrims.” Another answer is graduation ceremonies. Oh yes, the season for graduates (and/or their parents) to fork out...

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Faith gives us the inspiration to navigate the uncertainty and heartache of the day

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Faith gives us the inspiration to navigate the uncertainty and heartache of the day

Last week I went shopping with my wife. I am not complaining and only giving context to this story. We were in the checkout lane surrounded by impulse buying bait. It was stuff you may never actually...

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Crucifixion and resurrection are a reality

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Crucifixion and resurrection are a reality

The other day I read a book by Stephen Hawking and his thoughts on God and miracles greatly saddened me: he doesn’t believe in either. Regrettably, he also doubts the existence of souls, because he cannot see...

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Depression should not be viewed as a failure of a believer’s faith

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Depression should not be viewed as a failure of a believer’s faith

In the 1980s, the National Institutes of Mental Health recognized a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. The illness was treatable with medication and light bars, but there is now a question of...

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Let’s dig deeper and reflect upon the Savior’s last week of his mortal ministry

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Let’s dig deeper and reflect upon the Savior’s last week of his mortal ministry

Last month while hacking away at my first round of golf for the season, the “Where were you on 9-11?” question randomly popped up. Although it was nearly 15 years ago and my golf partner and I...

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