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Learning from great theologians and my mother

Somewhere in the midst of pursuing a master’s degree in theology, of immersing myself in the likes of Karl Rahner (poetic, to me) and Hans Urs Von Balthasar (barely comprehensible),

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Meeting the changing demographics of the church in America

This week, I was one of a few faculty members and program directors representing Loyola at the annual meeting of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM) in Tucson,

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Father Arrupe’s contribution to Catholic education

“O how our hearts beat high with joy, whene’er we hear that glorious Word.” So closes the first stanza of F.W. Faber’s hymn Faith of Our Fathers, originally honoring the

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The loss of ‘a Jewish, atheist, civil libertarian, left-wing pro-lifer’

The right to life movement lost an irrepressible and irreplaceable voice on Jan. 7 with the death of Nat Hentoff, a man who described himself as “a Jewish, atheist, civil

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The mellifluous voice and long career of the best sports broadcaster ever

It’s ironic. For the past several months, we have been subjected to two cacophonous voices, two deeply flawed presidential candidates, two discordant voices each attacking the other. Both candidates have

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At college, make friends and go to Mass

I could write about the solid marriages and subsequent cute babies that have come out of the Newman Club/Catholic Campus Ministry at Rowan University, but then you might think that

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A Lasallian educator on a Camden campus

I am a Lasallian educator. I’ve known the first part of that phrase for several years now, but the second for a much shorter period. As a graduate of La

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Lessons about love in marriage from Pope Francis

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis writes that “the greatest benefit, for families themselves and for those engaged in the family apostolate, will come if each part is read patiently and

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A quiet place in the midst of joyful noise

There is a quiet place in the heart of Chacraseca, a farming community just west of León, Nicaragua. It is surrounded by soaring trees and soil where nothing will grow;

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We are witnesses to healing in Camden

I’ve heard that it takes about six years before you begin to heal from the loss of a loved one, before you’re really in a healthy place of peace and