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...]

The Reformation Is Over?

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I do open my piece on National Review Online today about evangelicals and Catholics suing the federal government together with a colorful quote involving Martin Luther. Evangelical Wheaton College joining the Catholic University of America in suing the Department of Health and Human Services over is contraception/sterilization/abortion-inducing-drug mandate did give me the opportunity to meet [Read More...]

Mitt Romney and the Tower of Babel

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Cynicism about politics is real and widespread and justified. And despite relentless hyperventilating about Citizens United, it’s not the money that is at the heart of the problem. Our politics has become a bit terrifyingly like the biblical story of the tower of Babel. All too often, political communicators are speaking — or texting — [Read More...]


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