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Navigating Family Media Choices

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Navigating Family Media Choices

Concerned parents need help to navigate the explosion of reading and entertainment that is now available. Performance quality and literary style improves exponentially each year, while the quality of content seems to become more morally confused by the day. I have created a helpful chart that gives links for easy access to the most popular…

Living Parables That Would Make St. Patrick Smile

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Living Parables That Would Make St. Patrick Smile

God tells an amazing story through each of our lives. I have had the honor that my life has intersected with people whose stories are epic tales. Recently, I have been struck by the magnitude of God’s spiritual serendipity during the retirement festivities to honor Sister Rosario Delaney and Sister Laurentia Cusack as they prepare…

Our Souls are Hungry for Virtue

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Our Souls are Hungry for Virtue

Consuming faith and virtue filled media evangelizes the imagination, reaching the heart, where the goodness, truth and beauty of God can be discovered anew. Let’s acquire a taste for virtue.

Genuine Spiritual Saltiness

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Genuine Spiritual Saltiness

    In the biblical phrase from Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth,” Jesus calls us salt. In a good way. We are meant to be the ingredient that makes another substance palatable and tasty to someone else. God’s life and love is the substance. When our faith is expressed with sincerity…

Follow Hansel and Gretel to a Heavenly Home

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Follow Hansel and Gretel to a Heavenly Home

Modern movies, TV and children’s books abound with freshly re-imagined versions of classic Fairy Tales. I’d like to offer a spiritual lens for a fresh look at a particularly disturbing fairy tale: Hansel and Gretel. That story has never been one I particularly enjoyed curling up and reading to my children.  A young boy and girl…

Offer Your Morning and More to Jesus

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Offer Your Morning and More to Jesus

  The Morning Offering is one of the most powerful prayers you can ever pray. Why? Because it literally makes every part of your day that follows an offering to God. Are there times you might have a opportunity for a sacrifice and you forget to do so? Bam. With a Morning Offering, you’ve got it…

We’ll Leave the Light On

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We’ll Leave the Light On

There is such a universal appeal in the twinkle of Christmas lights.  Many businesses and shopping districts keep white lights twinkling year round. However, the tiny lights in rainbow colors have a uniquely Christmas vibe. I’m struck by the way that we can only appreciate the twinkle of a Christmas light in the midst of…

More than the FORCE is With Us

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More than the FORCE is With Us

Why is America having so much fun with the newest Star Wars film? The FORCE that beckons us is perhaps a hunger for something eternal expressed in an epic story. The power of the Star Wars parable is undeniable. Of special note is the way it draws the hearts of fathers and sons together. The…

Pope Francis: Small Gestures With Big LOVE

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Pope Francis: Small Gestures With Big LOVE

On his visit to the United States, Pope Francis invited us to be small and vulnerable. This became vividly clear to me as I stood in the “unticketed” throng celebrating and praying with the #PopeinPhilly. I felt so honored to be part of a church family with a father who leads us with real humility….

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