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What the Bible Tells Us About Being Body Positive

What the Bible Tells Us About Being Body Positive

Maybe it was one too many holiday dinner parties or those extra calorie-rich culinary treats that leave us feeling a bit more vulnerable to the…

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Silence Is Hard: The Adventures of an Extrovert on a Silent Retreat

Silence Is Hard: The Adventures of an Extrovert on a Silent Retreat

I was born an extrovert. When I was 2, my mom put me in the front seat of the grocery cart at ShopRite, and as…

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How Do I Invite Coworkers to Think About Everyday Social Justice Issues?

How Do I Invite Coworkers to Think About Everyday Social Justice Issues?

There are a bunch of possibilities here. The first is to take advantage of times when these issues naturally come up. So, you might organize a special event for Earth Day or bake and share Christmas cookies made with fair trade chocolate...

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How Can I Be Spiritual without Following Organized Religion?

How Can I Be Spiritual without Following Organized Religion?

Let’s start with what “spirituality” essentially is. Spirituality is a growing intimacy with God experienced through the people, events, places, and things in each day’s…

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Why I Keep Volunteering with a Ministry That’s Going Through a Rough Patch

Why I Keep Volunteering with a Ministry That’s Going Through a Rough Patch

When my husband and I converted from Evangelical Protestantism to Catholicism nine years ago, I knew it was God’s voice calling us, and I wanted…

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How to Plan a Personal Spiritual Retreat

How to Plan a Personal Spiritual Retreat

I started taking personal retreats at Benedictine monasteries when I was a student at a Protestant seminary in Portland, Oregon. I was curious about Catholicism,…

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Who Were the Magi?

Who Were the Magi?

Let me begin by stating who the “magi” were not, at least according to Scripture. There is no evidence in Matthew’s Gospel (the only one…

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7 Saints to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

7 Saints to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I confess: I’ve never been particularly successful at keeping New Year’s resolutions because I’m more successful at finding excuses to ignore them. In years past…

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4 Reasons to Make Praying the Examen Daily the Only Resolution You Make This Year

4 Reasons to Make Praying the Examen Daily the Only Resolution You Make This Year

The New Year is upon us, and with it, heaps of resolutions to become our best selves over the next 12 months. Everything we’ve always…

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You Don’t Know Jack … about New Year’s

You Don’t Know Jack … about New Year’s

Fr. Jack takes on tourists in Times Square to ask people what new year’s resolutions are going to be this year, what feast the Catholic Church celebrates on January 1, and if anyone knows about the biggest resolution ever made in all of human history.

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