Transformative Passion

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I had more material from my interview with Dawn Eden about her new book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, so I have been sharing it here; and now a second installment: “How can Christ’s Passion strengthen me? What does it mean to have him live in [Read More...]

Do You Have Anything to Say About The Change?

In case you haven’t had to notice yet, the definition of religious liberty has changed in recent days, by order of regulators at the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s the power this president believes is appropriate. And the HHS rule mandating employers provide coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs that was announced [Read More...]

Living in and Through Christ’s Wounds

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Continuing my interview with Dawn Eden about her book, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, she discusses the wounds of Christ. To borrow a question you raise: “How can Jesus’ wounds draw me closer to him?” Because this seems like a question for all Christians, for anyone [Read More...]

Tom Harkin & the Redefinition of Religious Freedom

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It hurts my heart a little to hear Barbara Mikulski introduce my fellow Catholic University graduate Senator Tom Harkin during an Affordable Care Act tribute this morning in the Senate. “Men of quality never are shy about supporting women who seek equality,” Maryland’s Mikulski said in introducing her colleague from Idaho Iowa. But forcing Americans [Read More...]

Mitt Romney on Fiat

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Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem was necessarily political. But it was hard not to notice he was speaking not far from where Christ was born and crucified. Christ’s death-defying life involved one Nazarene young woman’s “yes.” And in his speech this morning in Warsaw, Romney reflected on the significance a simple “yes” or “no” — [Read More...]

Come On Before We Crack

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Earlier today I was reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch thanks to the Liturgy of the Hours. One of the reasons I try to pray it daily is I get to read a little from a Church father with some regularity. Why would I have such a desire? Wisdom. Which brings me fast forwarding to Dennis [Read More...]

Yo, Bro!

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This would be appropriate and nourishing and challenging any day, but at a time when we’re reminded as a nation to look around and love a little more, this meditation today in the indispensible Magnificat is an especially timely guide: We must also nourish this deep desire to meet God so that when the opportunity [Read More...]

Love Is the Answer

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I was taken with what Mitt Romney had to say today about the shooting rampage in Colorado, particularly what he said about love. For a moment forget who said it and just reflect on it — because we do. It’s sometimes easy to forget during the rush of life. Meanwhile, it is what matters most. [Read More...]


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