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Father Dankasa: Our Spirituality Too Needs Updating

Thursday, February 6, 20200223 When I was in seminary we were always told that the formation we received in the seminary was the beginning of our learning experience, not the end, that when we became priests we needed to stay updated with new information, new theology, new...

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Father Bayer: Jägerstätter, a martyr for our times

I do not often go to the movies, but I do try to see everything I can by the director Terrence Malick, since I think he is for movies what Michelangelo was for marble — a master of the medium like no other. His most recent movie, “A Hidden... Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Father Esposito: A hidden life that everyone should see

This column is simply an exhortation to you, good reader, to watch and ponder the film “A Hidden Life.” The movie chronicles the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer, devoted husband, father of three young girls, and a devout... Thursday, January 16, 2020

Father Dankasa: Naming the greatest people in the world

When we hear about the greatest people in the world we immediately think about the rich and famous, the most intelligent and successful, the presidents of the world, the Bill Gates types, etc. It’s almost an instinctive activity; when we try to... Friday, January 10, 2020

Bishop Burns: A time of joy

This is such a special time of the year when we celebrate the humble birth in Bethlehem of the Baby Jesus who was Christ the King. How grateful we are that God sent His only Son to teach and save us! Today, we continue to wonder at that amazing... Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Father Bayer: Rekindle our longing for the real presence of Christ

It’s been many months now since the Feast of Corpus Christi, but the Eucharist has been on my mind ever since, especially as Advent begins and we rekindle our longing for the presence of Christ. The feast was first celebrated in Belgium in 1247... Friday, December 20, 2019

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