A pilgrimage of faith through the streets of Manhattan

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One of the things I love to do in New York City is leading walking pilgrimages to the most beautiful churches in Manhattan.  I take...

Chattanooga Choo Choo

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“When you hear the whistle blowing eight to the bar, Then you know that Tennessee is not very far. Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep...

It did a father’s heart good

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It seems like eons ago, and just yesterday, all at the same time — when Emilie graduated from high school. That’s where my pup...

The Trinity and the human heart

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This column will explore the mystery of the Trinity from the perspective of how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are revealed...

Handing down the faith at church

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How can parents pass their religion on to the next generation?  Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk, sociology professors at the University of Notre Dame and...

The Trinity: Love and mystery

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The recently celebrated feast of the Holy Trinity is often accompanied by sermons that can be challenging to give and even harder to understand....

Visiting the school of courage

After lectures as well as in dinner conversations I often get asked what I think is the biggest challenge — or need or crisis...

I guess we originally met at the intersection of …

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I have a fascination with my family history, particularly the Jolivet side. In my research, I find that in France it’s not too uncommon a...

Pitching our tents

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You may have heard the one about the detective who, on being interviewed by a friend, was asked why he stayed in a tent....

Unity on the Fifth Commandment and basic Sacramental Theology

N ext week the Church will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. It is a time for us, as Sat. Thomas Aquinas wrote in 1263,...