Keeping it Current

Monthlies are notoriously slow, especially in the digital age, when everyone has access to publishing commentary and analysis instantly. That’s not a problem in much of our magazine. The inspirational stories, the profiles of amazing people, the seasonal features, and our many columns keep our content...

Evangelization in the Style of St. Philip

The other morning during my devotions, I came across the story of St. Philip as he encountered the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26–40), following the resurrection of Jesus and his subsequent appearances to the disciples. First, while I’m familiar with this story, I surprised myself with how little I...

One Small Step

This week marked two historic anniversaries: The Apollo 11 moon landing and the Scopes “Monkey Trial.” Both challenged our understanding of what it means to be human and even what it means to be a person of faith. There are still Americans who believe that the 1969 moon landing was faked. Fox...

Ain Karem: Prayerful Spot

The village of Ain Karem (directly west of Jerusalem) has two Catholic churches: one commemorating the famous canticle of Mary (Lk 1:46-55, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord . . .”) and the other the canticle of Zechariah (Lk 1:68-79, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel . . .”)....

That Wasn’t My Plan

When I was a child, I planned on being a major league baseball player.  As a teen, I planned to be a drummer in a world renowned rock band.  In college, I studied medicine and planned on a life in medicine to help people.  Well… I am none of those.  Not long ago, I came across a quote that has...

Christmas in July

So far it’s been a hectic summer in my world, with lots of travel and a move thrown in. Time for relaxing has been hard to come by. I’m sure that’s the case for many of us — life just seems to get busier all the time. And in the midst of the chaos, a little book appeared in my mailbox — A...

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