Joe Marotta on the Sacred Heart

On this day when so many of our hearts are breaking, I thought this reflection from Joe Marotta— posted almost exactly a year ago, as he concluded another vacation at the beach—was worth sharing. (The picture above, uploaded to his FB page at the time, carries the caption: “Great view to end the day!”) Here, [Read More…]

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More Radio Daze

What’s on your reading list this summer? I’m scheduled to talk about that Friday morning around 6:35 a.m. ET (yawn) on the Son Rise Morning Show. As I discovered during my days at CBS News Radio: the big drawback about morning drive radio is that it happens, unfortunately, in the morning…very early in the morning… [Read more…]

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Poll Shows Most Americans See Gay Marriage as Inevitable

Details:  Nearly three-quarters of Americans, including a majority of those who personally object to extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, say legal recognition of gay marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey by the Pew Research Center released on Thursday. The survey found that just over half of Americans favor giving gays and lesbians the [Read More…]

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Where Will Pope Francis Spend His Summer Vacation?

Turns out it will be a “stay-cation”:  Pope Francis will remain at the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence in the Vatican, even during the summer months. The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ affirmed the Holy Father’s intentions after presenting the Pope’s summer schedule on Thursday. Fr. Lombardi also [Read More…]

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An Evangelical Writes: “He’s Our Francis, Too”

Timothy George. the dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, writes in Christianity Today: We see already an intimation of Saint Francis in Pope Francis. There is his simple apparel: black street shoes instead of the calfskin red of his predecessors, simple white cassock minus gold-embroidered accessories. In addition, a pope who lives in [Read More…]

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The Pope Quotes The Anchoress?

Well, maybe not exactly. But he comes very close to it. He uses the central thesis of her new book as a springboard for today’s homily:  As is custom the Pope reflected on the daily readings and the Gospel episode that recounts the scribe who approached Jesus to ask which, in his opinion, “is the [Read More…]

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A Death in the Family: Deacon Joe Marotta—UPDATED

I’m numb. Deacon Joe Marotta, ordained just last fall for the Diocese of Richmond, is gone. He was 39. Details from another blog: Shock. Grief. We got word this afternoon that our Deacon and friend, Joe Marotta, drowned while on vacation with his family. It is a vivid and painful reminder that life is not [Read More…]

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Ordination Update: 9 New Deacons in Omaha

I got an e-mail this afternoon from George Butterfield at Creighton University: Deacon Greg, these nine men were ordained on May 4, 2013, in St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska, by Archbishop George Lucas. Names left to right are: Brendan Kelly, Chuck Sheik, John Vrbka, Tim Howard, Nick Rasmussen, Alan Le Clair, Dave Graef, Ray Jackman, [Read More…]

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Ordination Update: 8 New Deacons for Arlington

From the Catholic Herald:  For the first time since Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde reinstated the permanent diaconate formation program in 2005, transitional and permanent deacons were ordained together in a June 1 ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. Father Thomas P. Ferguson, diocesan director of diaconate formation, said that the [Read More…]

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On Choosing a Vocation: “Making Yourself is Different Than Producing a Product…”

A little profundity —and a challenge to the world—from David Brooks, in the New York Times: A human life is not just a means to produce outcomes, it is an end in itself. When we evaluate our friends, we don’t just measure the consequences of their lives. We measure who they intrinsically are. We don’t [Read More…]

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