What is the Church to us?

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Anybody remember this picture from a few babies ago? Our Sunday Visitor is publishing a series of companion piece for the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Love Is Our Mission. In the latest print edition of OSV, I'm very honored to share a page with Scott Hahn and Archbishop Sartain!My contribution is also online, here: Family Snapshots Capture the Mystery of the Church As Both Human and Devine. It's an introduction to the chapter 9 of the catechesis, which is called "Mo … [Read more...]

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Sam Rocha’s new spin on spirituality

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From my new article in Our Sunday Visitor about Sam Rocha and his new album, Late to Love:[Rocha] experienced his first high liturgy at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and a whole new aesthetic world opened up. “I felt like I walked out of the folk tradition and walked into a marble hall,” he said. “It helped me process the idea that there is a bigger Church out there.” But stark aesthetic contrasts can sometimes be deceptive. “Whenever I heard a High Mass,” Rocha said, “I … [Read more...]

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Dr. Greg Popcak on marriage after baby

I'm putting together an article for Our Sunday Visitor about how marriages change after a baby is born -- the good, the bad, and the things that need professional intervention (spiritual and otherwise). Dr. Greg Popcak gave me some wonderful information, and he has reprinted our entire interview on his blog. Here's an excerpt: Simcha: I assume you mostly work with Catholic couples. Is the strength of a couple’s faith a good predictor for how well they can work through their problems? This so … [Read more...]

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