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

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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,…

“Stage Lights” Are Falling: Contraception Questioned

Catholic theologian Christopher West has used the movie The Truman Show as an excellent metaphor for how our common, everyday assumptions are, at times, seriously flawed. For those of you who have not seen the movie, Truman Burbank (played by…
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Pope Francis, Meet Facebook

You may have heard that Pope Francis recently met with Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan. While many news sources covered this meeting, The Atlantic published a thoughtful essay on the event that I encourage…
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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…
Opioid Epidemic
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An Epidemic of Despair

In the past six months, several research studies have been published indicating that the opioid epidemic that has been devastating communities across the country has had a significant impact on mortality rates among non-Hispanic whites between…
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Chicago Archdiocese Announces Parental Leave Policy

The Archdiocese of Chicago recently did something bold: It announced a decision that it will now offer twelve weeks of paid leave and twelve weeks of unpaid leave to both mothers and fathers employed by the archdiocese. If both parents are archdiocesan…
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An Introduction

One of the most beautiful things about human beings is our infinite curiosity and insatiate desire to understand the world around us. This curiosity is why we develop formulas to calculate the forces of nature. It’s why we organize complex…