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Turn, Turn, Turn

It’s October at St. Charles. Warm summer days spent at the beach are now solidly in the realm of memory, at least for a few months. The leaves are starting to show a bit of color. It’s a time of change. In contrast, seminary life, it would seem, remains predictable. This being my fourth year […]

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La Fe en el Ojo de la Tormenta/Faith in the Eye of the Storm

Con los recientes acontecimientos que están pasando en nuestro mundo, decidí reflexionar sobre un par de cosas: Desafortunadamente, cuando nos encontramos en situaciones en las cuales las cosas se salen de nuestras propias manos y nos sentimos impotentes al no poder resolver los problemas, ahí es únicamente cuando salimos corriendo tras la misericordia y la […]

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La Verdadera Identidad del Cristiano/The true identity of the Christian

La Verdadera Identidad del Cristiano “Muchos piensan de manera diferente, se sienten diferente, procuran a Dios o encuentran a Dios de manera diferente. En esta multitud, esta variedad de religiones solo haz una certeza que tenemos para todos: ‘Somos todos hijos de Dios.” Papa Francisco. La palabra cristiano señala a una persona que ama y […]

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Barrett, Jenkins, and the Test of Faith

I was disturbed but completely unsurprised to hear about the recent interrogation of Professor Amy Coney Barrett of Notre Dame Law School by Senator Diane Feinstein, the distinguished senior senator from California. Professor Barrett was nominated by President Trump to the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. I admit that being a […]

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Is the glass half empty or half full? (ft. Schopenhauer and Tolstoy)

“Nonetheless, everyone desires to achieve old age, that is to say a condition in which one can say: ‘Today it is bad, and day by day it will get worse—until at last the worst of all arrives.’” –On the Suffering of the World, Arthur Schopenhauer I think that feeling creeps in on us from time […]

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Virtue, Family, and the Death of Civility

I had two recent experiences that brought home to me a disturbing trend in our country. First, I walked into a PNC Bank, where a woman was sitting with her adolescent son. The tellers were occupied, or perhaps were ignoring her. That’s because she seemed to be a bit unstable. She started yelling and at […]