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‘This is my body…’

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” . . . From this time many of his disciples turned back and […]

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Combating an epidemic of fear and anger

“Do not be afraid.” It is not without reason that Jesus repeated this encouragement while he was alive and to those who saw him for the first time after he […]

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Australian justice in the dock

Consider this sequence of events, familiar to some but evidently not to others: March 2013: Prior to any credible reports of misbehavior being made against Cardinal George Pell, police in […]

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As “The League” begins its centennial season….

By the Gargantuan standards of the 21st-century National Football League, Gino Marchetti, who died this past April 29, was undersized at 6-foot-4 and a mere 245 pounds. But he was […]

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In praise of today’s seminarians

If you’re feeling a bit down about the future of Catholicism in the United States, ask yourself these questions: Why haven’t American seminaries emptied over the past 16 months, as […]

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A mission of hope: Pray for priests

Ecclesia semper reformanda: The Church must always be reformed. These words have hit home recently in the midst of a crisis of confidence in the Church. The sins of our […]

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The Catechism: The rest of the story the Bible tells

Dr. Sean Innerst is an assistant professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and teaches classes for the Denver Catholic Catechetical School. We are all too familiar with the phrase […]

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The future needs the family

Editors Note: In this column, Archbishop Aquila presents some excerpts from a talk he gave to the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers. They have been edited for brevity […]

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Getting beyond Darwin

Bishop Robert Barron and others working hard to evangelize the “Nones” — young adults without religious conviction — tell us that a major obstacle to a None embracing Christianity is […]

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Heroism and priesthood, Dachau and Amazonia

In late June, I visited the concentration camp at Dachau, located in a wooded suburb a few miles from downtown Munich. The camp site struck me as rather too neat: […]

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Finding God in all things

There is, to be sure, a stress within the Biblical tradition that God is radically other: “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” […]

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Abiding in the truth of Christ 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory” (John 1:14). John describes Jesus as the Word, the eternally begotten Son of the Father, […]