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Father Esposito: The one great thing to love on earth

Friday, May 11, 20180219 Two of the sacraments of initiation, Baptism and Confirmation, are one-time events in a Catholic’s life, not to be repeated again. They are certainly spiritual milestones, and the graces conferred through the signs of water, oil, and the laying on...

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Father Gollob: An inspiration to all who answer call to vocations

Several weeks ago, I got an eye-opening education on the life of the first Black Roman Catholic priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton. This came in the form of the play, “Tolton...From Slave to Priest,” which was presented as a... Friday, April 27, 2018

To guide, not divide, toward safety and human rights

Today is the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine, as you have probably heard many times today and throughout this past week. Our purpose in organizing this whole tribute is to bring us together as a school, as a family. Because even though... Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sharing God’s love in Haiti

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 As we encountered the community members on our FOCUS Greek Mission spring break trip to Haiti, these words echoed deep... Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Missionaries go to Chicago, use hands, Holy Spirit to help needy

Over Spring Break, I was one of eight student missionaries sent by SMU Catholic Campus Ministry to partner with students from Southeast Missouri State University to assist the Sisters of Our Lady of Angels, located in west Chicago. Friday, April 13, 2018

Father Gollob: Rise above all the negativity

I guarantee that the Holy Spirit worked overtime during the past Holy Week. One inspiration came via email saying that if sometimes you feel overwhelmed and are buried deep in the earth, Easter is the time to rethink that thought and consider that... Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Father Esposito: Of these things we are witnesses

One of the great titles bestowed by the church upon Mary Magdalene is “the apostle to the apostles.” According to the Gospel of John, Mary, still sorrowful on “the first day of the week” (John 20:1), is the privileged recipient of the first... Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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