Lindsey Weishar: Preparing room to hear His voice during transitions of August

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar For many, especially those in school or living with someone in school, August is a month of transitions. In this last month of scorching summer temperatures (hopefully!), there’s a freshness, an orientation toward the new — new school supplies, new routine, new faces in one’s classes. August […]

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Paul Moore: Here’s to longer lines at the confessional, sins lost, forgiveness found

A sign on a door adjacent to Care Net Pregnancy Center in Monroe, Wisconsin.

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore This column is meant most particularly for all of us who have participated in the sacrament of reconciliation — whether regularly (weekly or monthly), on special occasions (Christmas or Easter), or even for whom the last time may have been at confirmation. People describe many things as […]

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Paul Moore: Stepping in from the threshold of the door to make decisions

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore I have a bit of a complicated relationship with decision-making. Sometimes I charge in impulsively (“where angels fear to tread,” as my Mom used to say) without sufficiently thinking — or more importantly, praying — things through beforehand, and must beat a retreat later. Other times I […]

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Katie Faley: Becoming friends with the saints and becoming saints with friends

Columnist Katie Faley, second from left, is shown with her Totus Tuus missionary team in 2016. (Provided photo)

Cause of Our Joy / By Katie Faley Growing up Catholic, I was aware of many saints by the time I reached second grade. My favorite saints have changed over the years. When I was little, I liked the saints with the most interesting life stories. As I’ve gotten older, I connect more with the […]

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Paul Moore: First and second things — freedom to bear arms, the right to life

A tricycle is seen near the scene of a mass shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park on July 4. (CNS/Max Herman, Reuters)

In My Father’s House / By Paul Thomas Moore In the essay “First and Second Things,” Oxford Don and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis described a deceptively simple concept, “You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.” I was reflecting on this recently in […]

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Lindsey Weishar — Post-Roe: Allowing Jesus’ Sacred Heart to transform ours

A Sacred Heart of Jesus stained-glass window is pictured at Mount Melleray Abbey in Waterford, Ireland. (CNS/Cillian Kelly)

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar At the time of this writing, Roe v. Wade has just been overturned. It is also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. By the time you’re reading this, you’ll have lived through a week filled with various commentary about the decision. It’s clear that for […]

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Lindsey Weishar; ‘Come, Holy Spirit!’ — make room, be attuned to presence in us, others

The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a church's stained-glass window. (CNS/Crosiers)

As we approach Pentecost, the birthday of the church, the third person of the Trinity has been on my mind. What a delightful, indescribable being, and what a powerhouse! The Catechism says this about the Holy Spirit: Now God’s Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living Utterance, but the […]

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