A fool saved your life 60 years ago. It’s easy to believe the worst about your enemies. After all, they are your enemy for a reason, aren’t they? Your…
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Three (or two?) hard problems This past Saturday, I attended the baptism of a dear friend’s first child. She was Christened (and confirmed) as Phoebe…
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Recently, I had a conversation with the mother of several young children. She relayed that she was hesitant to visit some of her extended family because…
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“With this ring I thee wed; this gold and silver I thee give, with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.” In last week’s…
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Moses’ hands, however, grew tired; so they took a rock and put it under him and he sat on it. Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one…
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Somewhere, a few thousand feet beneath the waves of the South China Sea, there are a dozen or two helicopters. If an expedition came across them, they…
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Last time, I spoke about the importance of names. Specifically, the names we give our children. Today, I would like to speak about the importance of the…
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This past weekend, Pope Francis gave a speech where he stated: It is true that every reform creates resistance. I remember, when I was a boy, when Pius…
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“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband…” This verse from…
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Twenty years ago, September 11, 2001, amid the the suffering and chaos that was unleashed that day, something else emerged—a torrential outpouring of…
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Ever since I can remember, even as a very young child, I have struggled with saying a certain class of prayers. While some prayers—those exalting God’s…
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“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” —Francis Bacon I love beautiful questions. While the saying may be true that “there’s no such thing as a…
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