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‘42’ and us

Baseball and movies don’t often play well together. William Bendix as a Marine who dies happy in “Guadalcanal Diary” because he’s just heard that the Dodgers have won is an […]

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Marriage as a cornerstone of culture and Christian life

“The stone which the builders rejected,” says Psalm 118, “has become the cornerstone.” The cornerstone is Jesus Christ. He who was rejected by men is the cornerstone of all things—the […]

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Pope Francis to have piece of Colorado in eucharistic celebrations

Pope Francis will have a piece of Colorado with him when he celebrates Mass and feeds his flock with the precious body and blood of Christ. After a chance connection, […]

Mouth-watering project wins first place at state science fair

Eighth-grader Eleanor Mackintosh’s winning science project can make anyone drool. The Good Shepherd School student had state science fair judges salivating over her project “Simply Mouth Watering,” winning her a […]

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A reformed (and re-formed) College of Cardinals

The recent papal interregnum and conclave underscored the importance of re-forming, and reforming, the College of Cardinals. As configured on Feb. 28, 2013 (when Benedict XVI’s abdication took effect), the […]

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Impoverished spirits

Certain ritual encounters have now become standard operating procedure for a new pope. In each of these meetings, Pope Francis has done something surprising, in his low-key, gentle way. In […]

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The divine creation and gifts of marriage

Marriage, most fundamentally, is gift. Or, perhaps more clearly, marriage is a series of gifts, connected and intertwined with one another. Marriage is the gift of a husband to a […]

Catholics announce the risen Christ in public squares across Colorado, Wyoming

On April 7, 2013, more than 100 members of the Neocatechumenal Way announced the good news of the Gospel via loudspeakers in 10 public squares in Colorado and two in Wyoming […]

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Family before state

Families ripped apart and deported in raids by the hands of officials observing broken immigration policies robs immigrants of their natural rights and serves to undermine the nation’s foundational Christian […]

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Cleaning up the engine room

If the conclave of 2005 was about continuity—extending the legacy of John Paul II by electing his closest theological advisor as his successor—the conclave of 2013 was about governance. The […]

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Mercy changes everything

In the 1930s, Jesus Christ appeared to Sister Faustina Kowalska, a young Polish nun from Krakow. He told her that: “my mercy works in all those hearts which open their […]