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Soren Johnson
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I’m beginning to wonder if something sacred is vanishing. Throughout my childhood from the late 70s to early 90s — pre-Internet, pre-cell phone — my Dad’s arrival home around 5:30 any day … more
Garrison Keillor once described a type of sermon that is like watching paint dry on a barn. Several years ago while observing paint dry in a now-forgotten parish in a far-off diocese (to be clear, … more
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”) should be out (or nearly) by the time you read this. If you are still reading this column, props to you. … more
“We cannot depart here unchanged,” said Father Paul D. Scalia in the funeral homily for his father, Justice Antonin Scalia. Indeed, as I listened to a son reflect on his dad and glimpsed the … more
On the fifth day home with five young kids five miles down an unplowed gravel road, something broke. Gratefully, it wasn’t my psyche. Or my back from shoveling. We did enjoy some Norman … more
New Year’s Resolutions, Inc.—surging in a bull market as I write these words—may appear benign but it propagates a Doctrine which should offend and scandalize every Christian. I should know. I … more
“For I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God.” I was helping my 6-year-old with her religious education homework the other evening when we came across this verse, tucked away within the 10 … more
With a jubilee comes a celebration. Bishop Paul S. Loverde’s five decades of faithful service to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and His church call us to pause and reflect on the great … more
One spring day in 1976, Henrietta Van Der Molen woke in her suburb of Chicago to find herself a widow. Her husband of nearly 40 years was dead of a heart attack at the age of 59. What Henrietta … more
Let’s draw a line. A stark choice confronts every Catholic, every Sunday after Mass: to run, or to linger. Jesus Christ has, minutes before, entered our midst. Several moments of silence and … more
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