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Category: Creation

Divine freedom and heresy

I commend to you Fr. James Dominic Rooney’s excellent recent Church Life Journal article “The Incoherencies of Hard Universalism.” It is directed primarily at David Bentley Hart’s defense of universalism in his book That All Shall Be Saved, of […]…

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Finding God in My Sketchbook

Around five and a half years ago, I began learning how to draw. I had always been convinced that I couldn’t draw, and the reasons for never attempting it are too complicated to go into here. But, pregnant and mostly bedridden with hyperemesis gravidarum, I needed something to do that would soothe my suffering heart. […]

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What a Wonderful World

Perhaps one of the most beautiful songs ever performed is Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” He recorded it during a time of great turmoil in this country, 1967, and the recording company’s president suppressed it in the United States, yet it reached the number one spot on the charts in England, topping them for […]

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Contemplating God’s Creation

Never should we forget our destiny and our dignity that flow from God’s loving kindness and abundant mercy. You were created in the image and likeness of God. Then, as a result of God’s infinite bounty, He endowed you with one of the greatest gifts: the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. From this you entered into […]

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‘Laudato Si’: Facing fears honestly, bravely

As the first cohort for the Laudato Si’ Action Platform started on Earth Day, April 22, we are at a time as a Catholic Church where we have to embrace the hopes and fears of our young people with honesty and bravery, or risk losing them forever.

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In life and in death, O Lord, abide with me

“Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent” (Luke 24:29). Just yesterday we remembered the victims of September 11, 2001 in our prayers as we marked the twentieth anniversary of that tragic day. That is a day that I pray we ne…

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