‘God Help Us If We Start Giving Government Officials the Right to Dictate Our Conscience’: Colson on Religious Liberty

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As the Obama administration forces the likes of Hobby Lobby and Frank O’Brien into making choices Americans should not have to be making, a reminder from Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, commenting on the HHS Mandate on National Review Online before he died earlier this year: This is a huge religious-liberty question. It isn’t [Read More...]

Be Raised to the Most High

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From Saint Augustine, via dailygospel.org: Christ was to come in our flesh, not another, neither angel nor ambassador, Christ himself was to come to save us (Is 35,4)… He was to be born in mortal flesh: a baby laid in a crib, wrapped in swaddling bands, suckled, who would grow up as the years passed [Read More...]

Do You Know About Frank O’Brien?

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He’s fighting for religious liberty. His and all of ours. Don’t forget the businessman trying to live a life of integrity to his beliefs. The government shouldn’t be doing what it is doing to him: limiting his religious liberty. I write about him in my syndicated column this week.  [Read more...]

Being Reasonable about Faith and Reason

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If you’re looking for something to do with the Amazon gift card you got for Christmas, take a look at Chris Kaczor’s new book, The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church. In a recent interview, he focuses the mind a bit on that faith-and-reason front that we sometimes find ourselves talking about more often than [Read More...]

What Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2013?

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There is a welcome, refreshing “starting again” feeling about the new year, isn’t there? I think eyes focused on Times Square are about much more than an excuse for champagne, but this longing to get to the finish line in glory. That is, with God, seeing his loving face. The resolutions and the rest of [Read More...]

God Has Done the Impossible! Do We Believe?

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Today in his Ubi et Orbi message, Pope Benedict challenges us with the reality of Christmas: In this world there is a good soil which God has prepared, that he might come to dwell among us. A dwelling place for his presence in the world. This good earth exists, and today too, in 2012, from [Read More...]

Let Us Go to Bethlehem

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From B16 at the Christmas vigil Mass: Let us go over to Bethlehem, says the Church’s liturgy to us today. Trans-eamus is what the Latin Bible says: let us go “across”, daring to step beyond, to make the “transition” by which we step outside our habits of thought and habits of life, across the purely [Read More...]

For Your Sake

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(And mine!) How about a little Saint Augustine to get us into the Christmas Eve groove? Via the Liturgy of the Hours today: Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you. I tell you again: for your sake, God became [Read More...]


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