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The Sign of the Cross

Photograph © by Andy Coan

Our behavior will be the proving ground of our deepest convictions.  This firmness in the Faith is often an excellent testimony to the beliefs of the Christian.  In some cases it can cause people to begin their return to the House of the Father. – Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God Several weeks ago I had lunch with one of […]

A Simple and Public Act of Faith

Photograph © by Andy Coan

“Our behavior will be the proving ground of our deepest convictions.  This firmness in the Faith is often an excellent testimony to the beliefs of the Christian.  In some cases it can cause people to begin their return to the House of the Father” (Father Francis Fernandez; In Conversation with God). Several weeks ago I had lunch with one of my new […]

Living a Life of Joyful Witness: An Interview with Editor and Syndicated Columnist Kathryn Lopez

Over the last few years, I have had a few opportunities to interact with Kathryn Lopez as she has interviewed me about topics related to my books.  But the opinion I have formed about Kathryn is more heavily influenced by her outstanding writing and editing work for various publications and websites.  Kathryn is longtime editor and now editor-at-large of National […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Culture of Life by Archbishop Chaput

I came across this outstanding talk given by Archbishop Chaput of Denver on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of building a Culture of Life.  This is about as clear as it gets from one of the bravest voices in the Church today.  Please read and share your comments/thoughts below. Building a Culture of Life Feb. 25, 2011 (Fargo, ND) – Archbishop […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Chaput

People who take the question of human truth, freedom and meaning seriously will never remain silent about it. They can’t. They’ll always act on what they believe, even at the cost of their reputations and lives. That’s the way it should be. Religious faith is always personal, but it’s never private. It always has social consequences, or it isn’t real. […]

Some Thoughts on Respect

I recently re-read a meditation by Frances Fernandez from In Conversation with God on the topic of human respect which has stirred a lot of reflection and thinking over the last few days.  Do we ever stop to consider how many times a day our thinking and actions are influenced by a concern for what others think of us? Christ […]