Selling the fantasy of fertility

Selling the fantasy of fertility

Written by: Niki Lau I read this NY times article and I have been thinking about this issue a lot as well prior to it. It tells a sad tale of women spending life savings to obtain a child at all costs, life, money, time, and most of all, hope. “Ending our treatments...
What’s the Occasion?

What’s the Occasion?

Written by: Gregory Watson “You have heard how it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say this to you, if a  man looks at a woman lustfully, he has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye should be your downfall, tear it out and...
The Hype and the Challenge

The Hype and the Challenge

Written by: Lawrence Lam Our Holy Father has a knack for keeping the Church in the headlines. I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to keep matters of faith in the larger public conversation. The latest published interview with the Pope has received similar...
Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration

Written by: Patrick Sullivan What would God see if He looked into your eyes on any given day? Would He see much that needs sorting out? Would He see sadness or sin? What would He see? And more to the point, what do you think you could see if God allowed you to look at...
Come, Follow Me

Come, Follow Me

Written by: Mike McCann Imagine St. Matthew the Evangelist, sitting at his desk as a publican, prior to encountering Christ. Imagine the satisfaction he must feel as he contemplates the profit that he is going to accumulate that day by cheating his fellow Jews out of...
The Power of Sacrifice

The Power of Sacrifice

Written by: Patrick Sullivan Nothing is quite as transformative as sacrifice. When you decide to endure pain and suffering for something or someone, it seems as if the very world is behind you, encouraging you to accomplish what at first appeared impossible. It is the...
The Pharisees

The Pharisees

Written by: Patricia Everaert As I write this, the gospel of the day is from Luke 6:6-11. This is the story of Jesus healing the man with a withered hand on the Sabbath – to the outrage of the Pharisees. Scripture tells us that Jesus was teaching in the synagogue and...
Make It about Mission not Maintenance

Make It about Mission not Maintenance

Written by: Patrick Sullivan The Church has a mission, not a maintenance schedule. Whenever the Church and its members have focused on this mission the Church has thrived and the society in which the Church found itself benefited. Conversely, when the Church and its...
Miley Cyrus’ Unfortunate Legacy

Miley Cyrus’ Unfortunate Legacy

Written by: Sarah Gould The powers that be at Websters added the word ‘twerk’ to the dictionary the other day and wordsmiths everywhere cried and threw up in their mouths a little bit.  This came a day after Miley Cyrus demonstrated the meaning of the word on national...

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