Are We Salt and Light?

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Randy Hain at The Integrated Catholic Life asks the question of Christian communications (and our lives): “Do we make Christ and His Church attractive and inviting to others through our words, actions and the way we carry ourselves?” He writes: We may be eloquent speakers, gifted writers or effective debaters. But, when it comes to [Read More...]

You’re Not Alone

Overnight, I was trying to figure out what I’d write my syndicated column on — endless possibilities — and wound up with this suggestion from someone over social media: How about the never ending supply of love in the world? I tell me kids to send love in their prayers to someone who is alone [Read More...]

Edith Stein and the Countercultural Single Ladies

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Politicians are forever talking about women’s freedom but real freedom is more radical than our culture is comfortable with. Based on remarks she delivered at Notre Dame last weekend, Elise Italiano helps unpack just what it is that the Gospel means in the lives of women, writing about what Edith Stein might advise her single [Read More...]

Christian Focus in Communications, in Life

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If you are feeling overwhelmed, you might consider this a tweet of the day. That was certainly my reaction. Where do I get one? Time to bring back?“@HistoricalPics: The Isolator, a helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration pic.twitter.com/zXv9irJtFr” — Bill Howard (@bhcolorado) February 5, 2014 But no one needs one. Not if [Read More...]

‘I will trust, and not be afraid’

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Tuesday (today, as I write) is the feast day of St. Catherine de’ Ricci, a Dominican saint, who had an intimate, mystical gift of prayerful love — and knowledge — of Christ. Her body shared in the wounds of Christ and her heart knew his Passion. In her Canticle of the Passion, we walk the [Read More...]

How Do You Communicate on Life with Love?

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We can never afford to lose our love and compassion for every man and woman and child. That is so much of the message of the Gospel — of God’s love and mercy for us — that Pope Francis has been pleading with us to truly surrender our lives to. Tuesday morning in his tweet, [Read More...]

Father! Father!

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One of the surprising delights of the new movie Gimmie Shelter is the presence of a Catholic priest. Inspired by a real Catholic priest working with Several Sources Shelters, James Earl Jones plays the father whose wisdom, and guidance and love a girl called Apple so needs. He arrives after she’s reached the point of [Read More...]

No Time Like Today for an Epiphany!

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As Pope Francis announces his own journey to the Holy Land, we are invited daily to meet Christ in the Eucharist. Magnificat has Pope Benedict reflecting on the Epiphany (from his homily just last year): Human beings have an innate restlessness for God, but this restlessness is a participation in God’s own restlessness for us…. [Read More...]


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