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    Christmas Pageant

    Two nights ago I witnessed an annual event which has become one of my favorite events of the entire year: the Christmas pageant at...

    Happy Holidays?

    I often flinch inside when someone wishes me “happy holidays.”   “What’s wrong with saying ‘Merry Christmas?’” says the annoyed inner voice. Nothing, of course,...

    See Who Has Created These Things

    Last Wednesday, we had a blizzard in Omaha and Creighton University was closed.  Nine inches of snow was whipped by a ferocious...

    Christmas Carols and Unexpected Grace

    The other morning while running on a treadmill at the local gym, I was jarred out of my early morning daze by a line...
    St. Ignatius on left and Aristotle on right

    Faith and Action

    Ignatian spirituality owes a great debt to Aristotle. Not a surprise, really--Ignatius absorbed the theology of Thomas Aquinas, who imbibed the philosophy of Aristotle...

    Married Every Day

    I went to a funeral Monday morning;  the mother of a friend.  She was about 95 and left behind a grieving husband...

    Sacred Time

    This evening, Saturday, at Vespers, the Church begins its observance of Advent. He is coming! I marvel at the way the Church has, over...

    Ignatian Parenting

    It is possible to bring an Ignatian perspective to parenting. My wife Sue and I don’t claim to be the best at this...

    Living with Purpose

    In my freshman seminar yesterday, my class and I were discussing Plato’s Republic, and specifically his strong focus on thinking about the good of...

    Last Things

    Before All Souls Day recedes too far, read this powerful piece by Michelle Francl-Donnay about  facing the reality of one's death.  She refers to...

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