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How we face death reveals our love for life

Gary Schaaf is the Executive Director for the Archdiocese Mortuary and Cemeteries. “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of […]

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Christian persecution challenges and strengthens

We live in a time of heroic witnesses who are giving their lives or suffering for the faith, but few people know it. As Pope Francis recently said, “the martyrs […]

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Synod-talk, again

On January 13 the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published a “preparatory document” for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. The document begins well […]

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A papal tutor of heroic virtue

On January 20, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees acknowledging the “heroic virtues” of six men and one woman: two diocesan priests, three […]

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Rogue One’s Chirrut and Baze are not a couple

Father Ryan O’Neill is the vocations director for the Archdiocese of Denver. I think sexuality is very important, but when the world I live in constantly tells me that all […]

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Theology isn’t math; but it is theology

During the heyday of the Solidarity movement, a famous Polish slogan had it that, “For Poland to be Poland, 2 + 2 Must Always = 4”. It was a quirky […]

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Five ways to make America great again

With the recent inauguration of President Trump, his promises to “Make America Great Again” by protecting our country and generating jobs have been in the news. The greatness of our […]

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How to get through Inauguration Day as a Catholic

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. It’s really happening. I think it’s safe to say that many Catholics my age […]

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Fake history

Speaking of public policy debates, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that, while everyone had a right to his opinion, no one had a right to his own facts. Something similar […]

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From the deathbed backwards

Mary Beth Bonacci is a syndicated columnist based in Denver and the author of We’re On a Mission From God and Real Love. In 1999, I was awarded an honorary Ph.D […]

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A letter from purgatory

Mary Beth Bonacci is a syndicated columnist based in Denver and the author of We’re On a Mission From God and True Love. A gentleman named Harmon Hallett, the father […]

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Scorsese’s Silence and the seaside martyrs

I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese’s films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Last Waltz, Casino, etc. are among the […]