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Are We Ready for A New Conversation on Marriage?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Current Events | 10 comments

The Institute for American Values recently issued A Call for a New Conversation on Marriage. The current conversation, the 74 signers say,...

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Rejected Prophet

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13 Lk 4:21-30 In Lectionary C, we wind our way through the gospel of...

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Renewing the Parish (Part 3): 10 Practices

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Classic Posts, Current Events, The Parish | 3 comments

We need to renew our parishes.  In two earlier posts, I argued that our politics and economics often defines us more than the gospel and...

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“Setting the Captives Free”: Is There Precedent for Embryo Adoption in Scripture and Medieval Christian Tradition?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Classic Posts, From the Field, Lectionary | 0 comments

This guest post by Kent Lasnoski, Assistant Professor of Theology at Quincy University, is particularly appropriate given that in...

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Remembering Thomas Aquinas, Doctor and Saint

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Lectionary | 1 comment

I discovered Thomas Aquinas as a teenager. I grew up in the south, in the heart of the Bible belt where faith was biblical or else it...

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