September 2020

Dear Reader: Thank You, Dr. Patterson

As editors, we're fortunate to work with a collective of talented writers, photographers, copy editors, and artists. Without their contributions, we wouldn't have a magazine.
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Catholics and Gun Control

Tension surrounds the issue of gun control. Taking a look at what the Bible says and understanding Jesus' message of nonviolence can provide guidance.
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Embracing Our Imperfections

Last year, I got a sweater from my wife as a birthday gift. It's a simple grey sweater made of a linen blend, and I immediately fell in love with it. When it got cold, it became my go-to sweater
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Andrea Bocelli on Music and Miracles

For most Catholics, the story of Fatima is a familiar one. Beginning in May 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. The visions culminated in the "miracle of the sun " in October of that
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COVID-19 Can Lead Us to a Better World

My good friend and former pastor Father Tom Lynch would often say, "Life turns on a dime. " He was generally saying this in reference to Matthew 24:42: "Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your
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Be Pro-Life. Wear a Mask.

When the majority of people hear the term pro-life, they immediately equate it with the issue of abortion—full stop. The reality, though, is that the pro-life issue is much broader than that. Saints, popes, and the US bishops have all
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