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The legacy of Laudato Si’

by Tom Hoopes Five years after the encyclical Laudato Si’ was promulgated by Pope Francis, it has left its unusual mark. What other encyclical has ever been translated into operatic classical music? Laudato Si’: A Franciscan Magnificat…

The great leap

by Matt Archbold I recently told my wife it’s been difficult finding the money for our oldest to go to college while also paying for Catholic school tuition — as well as saving for eventual bail for our 10-year-old. The 10-year-old in the…

Does Catholic Fellowship matter?

by Michele Faihnle Eleven years ago I took my son to a Protestant church for vacation Bible school. The second I walked in the door, people introduced themselves, welcomed me, asked my name, and directed me where to go. Every morning that…

Who do you say that I am?

by Fr. Dwight Longenecker Jesus never says he is God, so why do Christians insist that he is divine?” So argued the young man on the internet. The fact that Jesus is God incarnate is the cornerstone of our faith. It is the bedrock of the…

REND YOUR HEARTS

Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God (Joel 2:13). Jesus’ call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before him, does not aim first at outward works, “sackcloth and ashes,” fasting and…