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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: April 24, 2015

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February 1, 2016
The brimming bud of human potential
The brimming bud of human potential

As I write, I'm warm and dry with a "Snowzilla" of a blizzard swirling around my residence in the Jesuit community at Philadelphia's St. Joseph's University.

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February 1, 2016
What is a Christian response to ISIS?
What is a Christian response to ISIS?

Q. What is the Christian response to ISIS? (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

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February 1, 2016
Lessons for the Year of Mercy
Lessons for the Year of Mercy

As the Year of Mercy began, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, I remembered the popular parable: the prodigal son. 

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January 4, 2016
Can plenary indulgences benefit the dead?
Can plenary indulgences benefit the dead?

Q. I understand that during the upcoming papal-declared year, we can seek plenary indulgences for the dead. Naturally, as I age, I have more and more friends who have died. What a wonderful thing if I could include them in this. Is it possible to gain multiple plenary indulgences for the deceased and, if so, how do I accomplish this? (Hull, Mass.)

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January 4, 2016
Approaching the Year of Mercy as an opportunity to grow
Approaching the Year of Mercy as an opportunity to grow

January can be a drag, a real letdown.

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January 4, 2016
Using kindness and mercy in a troubled world
Using kindness and mercy in a troubled world

It seems as if daily we witness violence, dissension and other social ailments. How might we keep this from overshadowing the Christmas season and the anticipation of a hopeful new year?

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January 4, 2016
Ex Corde Ecclesiae after 25 years
Ex Corde Ecclesiae after 25 years

I recently attended a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's declaration Gravissimum Educationis and the 25th anniversary of the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. These are two important documents governing the business of Catholic education.

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November 30, 2015
Building a peaceful future with today's youths
Building a peaceful future with today's youths

After the recent attacks on Paris, what happens next? What kind of world do we want to live in?

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November 30, 2015
Why do we need Advent?
Why do we need Advent?

If we are receiving Christ regularly in the Eucharist, why do we need Advent? Isn't his coming into our life an endless Advent?

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November 3, 2015
Getting rid of clutter to make room for things of the spirit
Getting rid of clutter to make room for things of the spirit

A member of my faith-sharing community devoted one year to buying nothing. Nothing, at least, that wasn't a necessity. She bought food, of course, and if her printer ran out of ink, she would deem that a necessary purchase. She paid her utility bills and her mortgage, but she added no "stuff" to her life.

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