Saint Ignatius’ life and personal reflection opened the Catholic Church to a rich approach to discerning both life’s smallest and most daunting choices. I find Advent offers a great parallel to Ignatian discernment and decision-making. It’s a time of preparation and pondering, ending with the glorious incarnation. As we prepare to celebrate the incarnation—the coming […]

The papacy of Pope Francis has been filled with great hope, joy, and exuberance. Catholics have this giddy feeling that we have something truly special in Pope Francis. It appears that this great and holy man can do anything. He has done so much good that it’s easy to forget what might be the biggest […]

“The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies.” -Pope Francis Pope Francis is worried the world economy is on the verge of collapse. Like a canary in a coal mine, he points to the depressed economic condition of youth as a […]

“Christopher Nolan has a new movie out. Do you want to go see it?” “Who?” “The guy who directed Inception and the Batman movies.” “Oh… then heck yeah.” So went the conversation between my wife and me this past week. Given Christopher Nolan’s track record, I feel confident when I sit down for one of […]

Check out these recent articles from around the web: Do Politicians Love Kids? by Nicholas Kristof: “So if politicians are genuinely looking for a bipartisan issue to break through the Washington gridlock, here’s a suggestion: invest in early education.” N.J.’s consideration of legalizing assisted suicide needs deeper study by Charles Camosy: “In a youth-worshiping and […]

The USCCB collection to support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be taken up in parishes nationwide this weekend. Why is it so important to contribute to their work? Millennial‘s Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig offered her thoughts: The CCHD, in other words, is an avenue through which we can live the message of Christ […]


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