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Father Esposito: Psychology and Care of the Soul

Sunday, March 21, 20210221 I am not a psychologist in the modern technical sense of the term. I have no training in matters dealing with the brain or nervous system, and I possess only a rudimentary knowledge of human biochemistry. But I do love uncovering the etymologies of...

Father Bayer: The way of nature

Friday, March 19, 20210105 Children are increasingly growing up among adults in politics, entertainment and academia who encourage them, even well before puberty, to adopt sexual profiles that conflict with Church teaching, such as transgenderism. This is confusing for those...

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Father Dankasa: Is technology making adults more anti-social?

We have all praised how technology has brought the world together, how the world is now, using the cliché a “global village.” Technically, this is true, since many of us can communicate with ease within seconds to anyone in any part of the... Sunday, February 21, 2021

Father Mower: This Lent commit to reclaiming lost time for Jesus

Last year, on Ash Wednesday, we had no idea that Lent would last for a year…at least that is how it seems to me. And given the choice, I would not have given up the things I have been asked to do without in the past year. I love to travel, and... Monday, February 8, 2021

Father Esposito: True Enlightenment about the End

mmanuel Kant is not a household name among suburban Americans who don’t read philosophy, but he is one of those giants in the history of human thought whose influence is so immense that it appears anonymous to most. Friday, February 5, 2021

Father Bayer: 'Can the Church save marriage?'

In the July/August 2020 issue of Christianity Today, there is an article by Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at UT Austin, entitled “Vanishing Vows: Can the Church Save Marriage?” It previews his book, The Future of Christian Marriage, and reports... Friday, January 22, 2021

Father Dankasa: Creating a Spiritual Plan for our Everyday Life

In our everyday lives we find ourselves making deliberate attempts to prepare for the unforeseen future. We plan for retirement, put money in our 401k, and plan our savings. Some of us invest in the stock market and are anxious each time the market... Saturday, January 9, 2021

Father Esposito: Grace at Work in Infant Baptism

I learned recently that the priest who baptized me, Monsignor Joseph Ferraro, died of Covid-19 on December 17. Father Ferraro was a Navy chaplain stationed in Oakland, California when my father was on active duty, and he de-heathenized me when I was... Friday, January 8, 2021

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