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As I See It Columns

A civilian refugee’s memories of Dunkirk

The movie “Dunkirk” is drawing large crowds as it tells the amazing story of the World War II sea rescue of 338,000 British soldiers trapped on the beaches of northern

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Pope Francis and the free market

How do you feel about this statement concerning big, national economies and how nations do business? “[S]ome people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by

Columns Growing in Faith Science & Catholicism

‘God’s architect,’ blending knowledge of science and art

A perhaps unsurprising number of my favorite buildings in the world are churches, from grand basilicas to underground catacombs to hospital chapels. Due to my many personal connections there, one

As I See It Columns

Linked in with a favorite priest in Rome

Just as the fading sun set off its celestial hues one night, Father Frederick “Don Federico” Link came into view. Father Link, a retired priest of the Diocese of Camden,

As I See It Columns

‘Thin’ televisions and our out-of-control consumerism

I can’t give my television away. Granted it’s seen better days, about 20 years worth of them, but it still functions well, with a tube that has access to the

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

‘Interpretive keys’ to the pope’s new document

Archbishop Arthur Roche has long been a friend of the Lay Centre, where I lived while studying and teaching in Rome, and where I continue to build relationships for my

Columns That All May Be One

‘Respect and responsibility toward creation’

As the states of Texas and Louisiana assess the damage from Hurricane Harvey, the rest of the nation is in shock over the level of devastation as we have been

Columns Science & Catholicism

‘A community of all peoples to live over the face of the earth’

On June 14, 2016, Google’s frequent “doodles” which honor holidays, anniversaries, and famous people depicted a mustachioed cartoon scientist standing next to red vials of blood. This much-viewed global memorial

Columns Growing in Faith

‘The party of God’ holds the promise for peace

Our nation appears to be fragmenting into diverse groups, beyond just conservative and liberal, traditionalist and progressive, Republican and Democrat. Some of these groups such as the neo-Nazi, white-supremacists, antifa,

Columns Growing in Faith

The need for silence in a noisy world

Perpetual Adoration. Fresh out of college, I was first introduced to this devotion as a “newbie” at a local young adult ministry gathering. At 7 p.m. on Friday nights, we