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Blessings in Our Brokenness

By Susan Hines-Brigger September 27, 2019

On the bookshelf in the corner of my bedroom sits a ceramic toad. Yes, a toad. It is nothing great to look at. In fact, it’s dull, dusty, and..

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

By Daniel Imwalle May 23, 2019

Michael Vanderburgh is a people person. A self-described extrovert, he thrives on connection and communication with others, no matter what their..

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A Faith Shaken

By Sarah Margaret Babbs May 23, 2019

I received my first Eucharist from the hands of a sexual abuser—and this has shaken my faith. When I was a child, in the years after my mother’s..

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A Priest Speaks Out about Clergy Sex Abuse

By Janice Lane Palko May 23, 2019

In August 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report on clerical sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses in the state. The report identified..

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‘Breakthrough’: A Story of Faith and Miracles

By Rose Pacatte, FSP March 26, 2019

For 16 days in January 2015, a teenage boy lay in the pediatric ICU in St. Louis, Missouri. He struggled to survive a catastrophic accident and,..

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The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

By Richard B. Patterson, PhD December 26, 2018

The death penalty has been with us for millennia. If you take the time to read the Old Testament, you will find that the death penalty was widely..

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Faith and Family

By Susan Hines-Brigger December 26, 2018

Rebuild My Church 

You have to go to Mass to hear Father Ben’s homily.” 

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Faith Unpacked

By David Dault, PhD December 26, 2018

Keep the Children Safe

Back in 1989, a week of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes was devoted to story lines about working mothers. In one story..

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St. Francis and US Veterans

By Nancy Wiechec October 24, 2018

In Assisi, there’s a statue of St. Francis like no other. There’s no tonsure, no brown robe, no birds, no halo. Many visitors and pilgrims don’t..

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Handling Post-Abortion Guilt

By Pat McCloskey, OFM August 24, 2017

I have had two abortions. My friend at work told me that the Catholic faith can help me with the massive guilt that I feel. Please tell me how.

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