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Green Pathways Back to Church?

Colin Smith

July 18, 2024

Church teaching on the environment isn’t reducible to environmentalism. Here are 3 points of departure open-minded nature-lovers can explore.

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Praying to the God Who Overcomes the Gap

Dr. Tod Worner

July 17, 2024

May prayer help us trust, hope, and love the God who overcomes the gap and the many souls he is entrusting to our passionate evangelization.


The Shepherd Has Arrived

Bishop Robert Barron

July 17, 2024

Friends, the readings for this Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time are interwoven with each other in a very interesting way.

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Taking the Time This Summer to Pray

Bishop Robert Barron

July 16, 2024

As secularism has gripped so many, summer provides a greater opportunity to pray, rest in the Lord, consider the higher and deeper things. 

Understanding and Avoiding Usury

Michael Humpherys

July 15, 2024

We can reduce the evil of usury and witness to the dignity of borrowers. Economic exchange does not have to be a matter of profit.

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WOF 446: Five Animating Sensibilities for Evangelization

Dr. Matthew Petrusek

July 15, 2024

During a Word on Fire Institute member event in London, Bishop Barron reflected on five animating sensibilities for evangelization.

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Wisdom and Warnings from “The Giver” Ten Years On

Kody W. Cooper

July 12, 2024

This dystopian novel holds up a funhouse mirror to our own society. We all ought to reflect upon it and remember what we are at risk of forgetting altogether.

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