The fitting response to Christ’s Sacrament of Love

Today, June 24, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is particularly special this year, for two reasons.  First, June...

Better than a pot of baked beans

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When I was a young polliwog, my dad would take me and my brother to our grandparents’ house at the end of Smithies Street...

Where were you when …?

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There are certain moments in our lives that we never forget. People remember precisely where they were when they recall momentous events. Those of...

The foxes and the henhouse

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Probably the biggest bioethics story of 2019 involved Dr. Jankui He (known to his associates as “JK”), a Chinese scientist who employed a new...

Father Verbis Lafleur: One of St. Landry’s most valiant sons

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At the beginning of August, I traveled to Grand Coteau, La., to preach some conferences to the seminarians of the Diocese of Lafayette. I...

St. Joseph as a model for Lent

Many can treat St. Joseph as an afterthought or some kind of ancient “player-to-be-named-later” in a package deal for the young virgin to whom...

Too many ‘Trails of Tears’

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Throughout this Anchor edition are references to man’s great inhumanity to man. Father Buote’s Genocide II; the Knights of Columbus’ response to the Ukraine...

Igor’s top 10

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As I sit here and find the right words to fill this edition’s column, it’s May 23. For most, just one date out of...

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,...

St. John Vianney’s pastoral plan for Eucharistic Revival

As Catholics in the United States enter more deeply into the three-year Eucharistic Revival inaugurated by the American bishops last month on the Solemnity...

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