Articles that fall into this category touch on the Church as a Community of Disciples, as referenced in Cardinal Dulles’ “Models of the Church.”

Silence Is Trending

In recent years, I have twice been blessed to be able to walk a long portion of the thousand-year-old pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago in Spain. Part of the Camino’s mystique is that it forces one to experience silence. While its pilgrims…
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Does the Future Hold a Digital Revolution?

Hi everyone. Due to several recent talks that required preparation, and the trips that came with them, I’ve been away from the blog for the past several weeks. I’m glad to be back. I recently entered the realm of having four teenagers,…
Burning Man

Is Burning Man a Pagan Ritual?

If you’ve seen the movie Office Space, you might have a clear mental picture of the typical people who put down big bucks and head to rural Nevada every year to be a part of the Burning Man Festival. A key demographic going to this curious,…
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The Rise of Egg-Freezing Parties

A New York-based friend who is studying for her Ph.D. recently shared with me a LinkedIn notice she received. Upon logging into her profile, she saw that she had been invited to an “egg-freezing party.” As you might guess, the invitation…
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Where the “Economy of Sex” Might Lead

Recently, I came across an interesting video, The Economics of Sex, produced by the Austin Institute for Marriage and Culture. The video was released in 2014, and it received a good amount of attention from both conservative and liberal media…
Catholic Church

A Great Benefit of Having a Universal Church

It seems clear that God is permitting a loss of the Universal Catholic Faith in one part of the world, while fueling its growth in another. The growth is seen in the Southern Hemisphere and the loss of faith in the Northern Hemisphere, where…

A “New Savvy” Emerges from Young Adult Catholics

It has been more than fifty years since Bishop Fulton J. Sheen captured the attention of television viewers throughout the nation with his dynamic presence, wit, and wisdom. These days, with the possible exception of comedians like Stephen Colbert…