Where Is My Heart? The Cross of Christ & Our Deepest Identity

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Who am I? Who am I, before my Lord? Who am I, before Jesus who enters Jerusalem amid the enthusiasm of the crowd? Am I ready to express my joy, to praise him? Or do I stand back? Who am I, before the suffering Jesus? These were the questions Pope Francis implores Christians to ask [Read More...]

A Year with the Joy of the Gospel

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Grazie Pozo Christie is a diagnostic radiologist in south Florida who loves her Catholic faith and loves the first pope from the Americas and the evangelical opportunities his popularity has given Catholics in the last year. A Hispanic wife and mother and fellow with the Catholic Association, she talks a bit about the past year [Read More...]

Welcome to the Renewal: Seeing Catholics Today

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Recently, I hosted an event at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., with Anne Hendershott and Christopher White (@cwwhite212 on Twitter), co-authors of the new book Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church. There was a love and enthusiasm for the Church and evangelizing present. Love [Read More...]

Break Depression’s Grip

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On National Review Online today, I interview Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who is author, along with my friend Msgr. John Cihak, STD, in The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again. It’s a practical, heartbreaking, liberating book, one that will both wretch [Read More...]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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One other thing the pope said at Mass for new cardinals Saturday was: The Church needs us also to be peacemakers, building peace by our words, our hopes and our prayers. Building peace! Being peacemakers! Let us therefore invoke peace and reconciliation for those peoples presently experiencing violence, exclusion and war. As we follow Jesus, [Read More...]

Living The Way, Come What May

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A friend this month, who might have been the freest man I ever met, died. You love, you serve, you know you are a sinner and accept justice and aren’t destroyed by sin and injustice because you know you’re a sinner and you know your Father knows this, and sent His Son to win the [Read More...]

Men Who Love Mary

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One of the 19 men who became a cardinal today, the one from North America, is Gérald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec. I stood in a very long line with him a one late November night in Mexico city last year, and have run into him more than a few times in the past year at [Read More...]

The Sweet Life

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From St Francis de Sales, in his treatise on the Love of God: Oh, how sweet and desirable is the yoke of the law you impose on us, O Lord, who love us so much and are worthy of our love! … Oh Lord, who love us so much and are worthy of our love! [Read More...]


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