Our Roman Roads

Ultimately, social media is a man-made tool, our modern Roman roads. It can be used by the likes of Bishop Barron to reach those who might otherwise never know of Jesus. It can also be used by ISIS to broadcast hideous beheading videos. Its creators can ban users as they see fit, even for highly prejudiced or nefarious reasons. And you and I find out about those bans – you guessed it – on social media.

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Lent: Making Room

One year when I was a kid, my mom gave my brother and I a heads up that Lent was around the corner. She was very surprised and a little worried when we were both super excited that the season was coming up soon. Living in south Louisiana, Lent coincided with crawfish season, and every…

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Women Need Men Need Women

When I first saw the phrase “toxic masculinity”, I was struck that a phrase so ridiculously oxymoronic would not be universally panned as soon as it made headlines. And then once I remembered the times we live in, I suppose I should only be surprised we did not arrive here sooner. The only thing toxic…

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Pray Like You’re Married

Living your vocation means living the life that God had planned for you, and over the course of your life, that could be any number of things. Vocations (vocare: Latin, to call) can exist for a season or for your whole life. What we find in these callings should be the tangible reality of the…

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Preparing for My Little Prince

Several years ago, a friend recommended that I read a children’s book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery called The Little Prince. “It is surprisingly deep,” she said. “I promise you’ll really enjoy it!” Figuring that a children’s book at worst wouldn’t take much of my time if it was a bust, I gave it a…

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