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In Search of the Common Good

Do the choices you make line up with the life that Jesus led? Do you seek the common good or your own self-interests?
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Getting Some Things Right

St. Augustine got a few things right, others spectacularly wrong. But his mother, St. Monica, never gave up on him.
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For the Dignity of Women

For all the strides that have been made for women’s equality and protection, more work remains to be done. May we continue to amplify the voices and experiences of women everywhere.
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What’s Next?

As I begin the first months of retirement, I ask myself regularly, “What’s next?” What great thing will God ask of me? In what cause will I be called to invest my time, talent, and treasure?
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The Burden of Civil Authority

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God that things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17). While others rightly have authority over many things, this must always be exercised in accordance with God’s divine law.
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Relishing the Joy of the Present

Everyone loves the idea of vacation, but when we actually take one, it seems to be over in the blink of an eye. It’s hard at first to clear the distractions away from our minds, but over time the benefits ...
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Search for the Light

Given the state of the world, it’s easy to be mired in grief. But lightness and grace surround us. We just have to look for them.
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