Category Archives: Life in the World

Letters from Creation

For the last couple of days, the weather around our house here in Colorado has been gorgeous; a welcome relief from the cold Rocky Mountain winter. This sunshine and warmth, along with the recent arrival of daylight savings time have combined to make me deliriously happy … Continue reading

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St. Maximilian Kolbe on loving our neighbors

These words come from St. Maximilian Kolbe, the valiant polish saint of our own times who gave up his life to save a fellow prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. We need to love our neighbor, not just because he … Continue reading

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The Cross as Hope

Yesterday, the Church celebrated the feast of the Triumph of the Cross, and although this day doesn’t get as much press as other feast days, the idea of the Cross’ triumph may be one of the most important ideas for … Continue reading

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How does the world see Christians?

I first read the following words a number of years ago. They were written in the second century by the Roman lawyer Aristides, who was attempting to explain to the Emperor Hadrian what this new “Christian” community was all about. … Continue reading

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The Particulars of Rapture

  I’ve borrowed the title of this post from a book by Torah and Talmud scholar, Avivah Zornberg, who wrote a book on Exodus by the same name. In an radio interview I was recently listening to, Zornberg presented a beautiful … Continue reading

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