How do you choose between your faith and your culture? Bill McCormick, SJ reflects upon the Benedict …

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What strikes me about the synagogue official is his determination to get Jesus to come down and heal his son. Jesus scoffs at the people’s “seeing signs and wonders.” Watch …

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I have often reflected on the fact that everyone whom Jesus healed eventually got sick again and died.  Even the man blind from birth who is healed in today’s gospel …

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“Silence” is a recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese of Japanese author Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel. The film tells the story of two young Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to …

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We pause mid-way through Lent to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation. Isaiah records the prophecy of this event as spoken to Ahaz: “The virgin shall be with child, and …

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Alfonso Pizano, S.J. thinks Emma Watson’s Belle continues the Disney princesses tipping toward …

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In today’s Gospel, a scribe who engaged Jesus in dialogue with is told—in encouragement and even perhaps accolade—that he is not far from the Kingdom of God. What has the …

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A priest and nun meet at a bar…no, I’m not starting a joke. This is actually how I met Sister Judy Molosky. We struck up a conversation while I was …

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Have you noticed how much Hollywood seems to be into spirituality these days? I’m not talking about those paparazzi photos plastered all over the tabloids of Gwyneth and Madonna walking …

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When asked to declare a religion, one in three Gen Xers and Millennials respond with “none.” I’m sure this doesn’t surprise you — it’s pretty standard to be Catholic in …

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A few months after I was born, my great-uncle Fr. Edward Timmons, S.J., dropped dead in the middle of reading the Passion at Palm Sunday mass. Quite the Halloween image, …

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I’m wondering if sophomoric humor appeals to me because I never really acted like a sophomore in high school. Let’s face it; I was the guy volunteering to help Sister …

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