Am I the Demoniac, the Swine or the Town?

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I’ve been praying over today’s gospel from Matthew 8:28-34 and looking at the story of the Gadarenes, from a few different vantage points. To help me put the gospel in perspective, I went to a daily reflection video from my own Diocesan television network KNXT: and peeked at today’s Twitter status from Fr. James Martin, SJ: [Read More...]

O Me of Little Faith…

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I’ve been intentionally quiet the last few days. Perhaps my lack of an immediate, definitive and public reaction in the wake of last Friday’s news marks my lack of qualification as a blogger. In fact, I’m honestly still not ready to write publicly on that topic. You’ll find many on the Catholic Channel here discussing [Read More...]

Has Your Lent Been “Life Changing”?

How could you not fall in love with these faces?

As I reflect back on the season of Lent this year, I marvel at the beautiful bounty the 40 days have reaped in my life this year. In the last week of January, I stood in the farm fields of Tanzania alongside men and women whose families are served by Catholic Relief Services‘ amazing Rice [Read More...]

University of Notre Dame Invites Us to Pray During Holy Week

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I always enjoy my regular mailings from the Alumni Association at my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. This week, I was happy to learn of the plans on campus for alums to visit virtually during Holy Week (from the Alumni Association‘s newsletter): To prepare for the celebration of Easter, the Notre Dame community [Read More...]

Ron Hansen Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Archbishop Paul Coakley Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Eavesdrop on Four Catholic Bloggers Getting “Real” about the Challenges and Blessings of Lent

In case you missed it, I wanted to share this very fun video of the recent “Hangout” hosted by Catholic Relief Services and CRS Rice Bowl. The event featured some of my favorite online friends: Lisa Schmidt, Jared Dees, Sarah Reinhard and me. Our conversation related to how Lent is celebrated in each of our [Read More...]

Kerry Weber Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Archbishop José Gomez Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

Father James Martin, SJ Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]


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