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Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation: Holiness requires working for social justice

I absolutely love Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et exsultate” (“Rejoice and be glad”). If you’re interested in reading a clear, compelling, concise, joyful, spiritual guide to what holiness

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What does a missionary disciple do?

Phyllis Sanders is someone other people just love to be around. With sparkling eyes and an infectious laugh that fills any room she’s in with joy, Phyllis brings the love

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What am I supposed to do when I see a panhandler?

“Could you buy me a cup of coffee? And a donut? A man named Wayne stopped me outside a Starbucks in Milwaukee recently, where my family and I were visiting

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This Earth Day, care for God’s creation

What’s your favorite natural place on Earth? When I ask this question during talks I give around the diocese, you can probably guess the one answer I hear the most

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Welcoming refugees is the Lord’s work

Have you ever had a moment when you just knew the Holy Spirit was at work right in front of you? When your spine tingles and your eyes grow wide?

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Watching our daughter develop, with one foot in heaven and one on earth

Jan. 22 is the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which made abortion legal throughout the United States. Catholics are called upon to mark this solemn

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A Lesson of Christmas: God has special love for the poor and vulnerable

Every Christmas morning, my friend Sean’s parents would load their three sons into the family car and head to a local soup kitchen. Sean and his brothers would help out

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A good Catholic meddles in politics

A few times a week, my friend Chris and I email each other news articles about this unbelievable election cycle. Chris works for a media company and likes that he

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Honor Mother Teresa with a Day of Service

Anjezë (Agnes) Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born in Albania in 1910. Growing up, she was fascinated by the stories of Catholic missionaries, and thought she very well might enter religious life

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The Eucharist calls our families to transform the world

My wife Genevieve used to work at an urban retreat and social justice education center in a poor city, which is in the former convent on the property of a