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Recall the story of the man who complained to high heaven that the cross he had to bear in life was too heavy. He grumbled so much that St. Peter got tired of listening to him and brought him from … more
Prior to the late 1300s, Valentine's Day had no connection with romance. In fact, the love celebrated to honor St. Valentine was purely platonic. Today the tables have turned. Greeting cards, … more
Do college students who attend a Catholic university make different New Year's resolutions than students from secular universities? Some people assume there is no significant difference because most … more
Some congregations of priests and nuns have the practice of praying the Hail Mary three times whenever they get into a car. They do this to ask for God's protection during their trip and, perhaps, to … more
As a professor and priest, I confess that I am extremely interested in what college students are grateful for at Thanksgiving time. My initial research of secular undergrads revealed the entire gamut … more
The Servite Rosary, also known as The Seven Sorrows Rosary, or in Latin, the dolor beads, is a cherished prayer and special mission for the members of the Order of the Servants of Mary. This devotion … more
Heading off to the university this fall? Pope Francis recommends that we carry a pocket bible along with our backpack of textbooks. Here are 10 commandments that we can easily fit into our portable scriptures and our student life. more
Are humans more irritable in the late days of summer than during other months of the year? The ancients certainly believed that the July and August rising temperatures caused an equal rising in … more
The young man, JD, committed a series of horrendous murders when he was an 18-year-old adult. So the justice system sentenced him to a life behind bars without the possibility of parole. Because of … more
Last month we reviewed some of the virtues of motherhood espoused by one of our recently canonized popes. This month we examine what St. John Paul II wrote about three fatherhood virtues. Each one is … more

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