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Missouri Car Crash Site’s Mystery Priest Seemingly Identified

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UPDATE: Video: Father Dowling Speaks to ABC News About Ministering to Crash Victim Katie Lentz Remember the old TV show The Father Dowling Mysteries. Well, it seems that a different Father Dowling – Father Patrick Dowling from the Diocese of Jefferson County, MO – was at the heart of a recent mystery that captivated the [Read More...]

Nurturing Faith Through Doubt and Struggles: A Review of Audrey Assad’s “Fortunate Fall”

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Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad’s first indie album, “Fortunate Fall,” releases on Tuesday August 13, and as one of the project’s many Kickstarter backers, I received an early download last week. Though the lyrics include Audrey’s usual theological depth, the album differs somewhat from her past work in that the songs are specifically designed for church purposes: [Read More...]

Good Intentions, the Road to Hell, and the Moral Devolution of “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White

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When he was a young scientist, Walter White and his lab partner Gretchen analyzed the chemical composition of the human body, coming up with various percentages of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and more. All the elements added up to 99 percent. “Doesn’t it seem like something’s missing?” asked Walter, wondering if that’s all there is [Read More...]

A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s

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While reading the latest issue of my St. John’s University Alumni magazine, one story jumped out at me. It was about 2010 graduate Joan Renee Cloutier shaving her head to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. The reason that struck me is because many young women spend time making [Read More...]


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