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Who were the Magi?

What comes to mind when you think of the wise men presented by the Gospel of Matthew? You might think of three figures, we refer to as kings, who come […]

Marisol clinics help abortion-vulnerable women choose life, rebuild lives

Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. Twenty-two percent of all […]

Beacon of Hope gala to honor Mike and Jane Norton

Coloradans Mike and Jane Norton don’t stand for assaults on religious liberty. They fight anti-freedom bullies, and frequently win. The 2018 Beacon of Hope Gala, Jan. 27, will recognize the […]

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More than a sexual abuse crisis — it’s a mis-use crisis

Has anyone else been playing “Guess the Pervert?” Sometimes, when I’m bored, I try to figure out who I think we will be the next celebrity/news anchor/congressperson to be exposed […]

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The crèche and the gap

For the past decade or so, I’ve been assembling a mid-sized Judean village of Fontanini crèche figures, including artisans, herders (with sheep), farmers (with chickens and an ahistorical turkey), vintners, […]

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God’s gift of peace in uncertainty

We are shortly approaching two events that this year stand in contrast to one another – the birth of Jesus at Christmas and the end of 2017. Christmas brings with […]

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St. Joseph and the mysterious mix of joy and sorrow

When the gas light for my car came on, I grumbled to God, “Really? Are you kidding me?!” Nothing seemed to be going my way that day. It is not […]

Here’s what Christmas looks like in different cultures in America

The Christmas joy in the Catholic Church is indeed “Catholic.” Its universality becomes evident in the many ways believers from different countries celebrate the same feast. Such richness is alive […]

There is no higher knowledge than Jesus Christ, says Cardinal Stafford

“Gaudete” Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was a day to rejoice not only in the Savior to come, but also in Christ’s work in the life and […]

Christmas 2017: Yes, you have to go to Mass twice

This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas are both days of obligation. There are two distinct obligations. There is an obligation to attend Mass for the Sunday, which […]

Here’s how to fully embrace the art of Advent and true celebration

For parents especially with young children, it’s a difficult balance to raise them in the world with its own culture while trying to instill a way of life that’s centered […]

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Navigating major cultural challenges

We’re navigating through a true rock and a hard place right now: moral relativism and the oversaturation of technology. In fact, they are related. Moral relativism leaves us without a […]