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God is our Father. For Christians, this truth is a fundamental one, yet it has fallen on tough times. I once led a retreat for high school students. The main talk focused on God as our Father. Midway through the retreat, a worried teacher pulled me aside. She was concerned that this discussion of fatherhood and God was problematic. A few students had... [Read more]

Love makes us vulnerable. It roots our happiness in the life of another, bringing us outside of ourselves and placing all our hopes and joys in those whom we love. The bond of love makes two become one: lovers rejoice in each other’s presence, sharing each other’s joys, each one living, as it were, through the life of the other. But because of this... [Read more]

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Dominicana Journal: Summer 2017 Is Here!

The newest issue of the print journal is now available. Focusing on the theme of the family, this issue of Dominicana takes as its inspiration the words of Pope St. John Paul II, “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” This issue explores the role of individual members of the family, with feature articles on the manly virtues that the saints can teach today’s fathers, as well as the suffering,... [Read more]

An Image of Sanctity

Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1986 at a public pro-life meeting in Bonn, Germany. © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia Commons), 1986 (Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de)

“Why isn’t she a saint yet?” This was the reaction a classmate of mine had to seeing an image of Mother Teresa. And it makes sense. This was a woman known around the world for her charity, compassion, and love of God, and she had yet to be canonized. The timing of his question was pretty good, though, since it was announced just a few days later that Mother Teresa would be canonized that fall. The initial question is still worth reflecting on,... [Read more]

First Mass

David Medcalf, Country Cottage near Efailnewydd (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Clenching the wheel of his community’s beat-up beige Ford Taurus so tightly the color had fully drained from his hands, Father Eugene Felusiak raced up the Jersey Turnpike. As he successfully steered the vehicle from one lane to another, finding a way through the accumulated traffic, he half-wondered to himself whether his maneuvers were being aided, not only by the St. Christopher medal on the visor above his head, but also by the residual oil... [Read more]

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