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Soren Johnson
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I was 4 years old, and not Catholic, when Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th bishop of Rome. By the time I was 27 — and as he entered his final four years — the Lord would call me to the church. … more
Call it my Lego epiphany. For many months my 10-year-old son has been building Lego ships. Then one day he started to hit me with questions about hulls, torpedoes and naval maneuvers like “crossing … more
Biographies — much like hunting or birdwatching — track elusive prey. So my hopes were set relatively low for The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh, … more
We should say no to soundbites, but hypocrite that I am, I propose here a four-word distillation of Catholic faith: “Make the first move.” The cliche came to mind during a recent evening … more
“The conference ‘high’ wears off fast,” one dad told me the week after the record-breaking 1,100-man-strong diocesan men’s conference earlier this month, “and … more
Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel” is a 50,000-word treasure trove and arguably his blueprint for the church today, but two words have been ringing in my head ever since I first laid eyes on … more
“Dad,” my 9-year-old son yelled over his brothers and sisters from the back seat on a recent drive home from town, “this is where we heard on the radio that Dallas lost to the … more
As I paid for two bags of groceries at my Safeway the other day, the cashier looked up and asked, “Do you need help getting these to your car?” I was speechless. A few seconds passed before I … more
As a dad of young children, I sometimes think that my wife and I are workers at a muddy and chaotic construction site — setting (I hope) solid foundations. Every once in a while we emerge from … more
The fire-and-brimstone sermon has gone from being a common fixture of Christian life for our great-grandparents to a much rarer occurrence today. Perhaps that’s why Pope Francis’ pre-Christmas … more
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