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Believe In God | Believe In People

Believe In God | Believe In People The Remarkable Connections Between Catholicism and Charles Koch’s New Book   The Napa Institute is a long-time partner of Stand Together, a philanthropic community founded by business leader Charles Koch. With Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks, Charles h...

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Woke Capitalism Will Drive Faith Out of Business

Originally posted by USA TODAY:   Woke Capitalism Will Drive Faith Out of Business Woke capitalism is forcing business owners to choose ideological sides or get out of business.   When I started my first business 40 years ago, I had to ask myself a lot of questions. Where should...

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If You Sup With The Devil

Originally posted by First Things:   "If you sup with the devil, you’d better bring a long spoon.” In dealing with China, it’s a piece of folk wisdom the Vatican might want to take more seriously.   Concordats have a long and checkered pedigree in Christian history. Over ...

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Can the Church Fix the Internet?

As Catholics, we are rooted in the incarnation - God became flesh to redeem a people, a people that went on to redeem an empire, and an empire that became a Church to redeem the world. The redemption of the temporal order is core to who we are and what we practice. We touch God sacramentally and com...

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Keeping Your Inner Peace in a Time of Chaos

Peace is defined as “a state of tranquility or quiet.” As believers, we know that true and total peace can only be found in a relationship with Christ. It’s easy to have inner peace when things are going well. But when we experience fear, anxiety, depression, and other tumultuous emotions, we ...

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Recognizing Jesus in the Eucharist: Reflection on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, known by its Latin name as Corpus Christi, celebrated this year on June 14th, Catholics all over the world joined together in the ancient tradition of carrying the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the public streets, not only as a sign of...

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The Importance of Community In Our Missionary Journey

To continually grow in faith and virtue, we need both a personal relationship with God and the support of our faith community. When it comes to our personal relationship with God, we must nurture it through prayer and the sacraments. While our faith starts at a personal level, we also need the ...

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Starting the Marian Consecration 33 Days to Morning Glory

Through consecration to Mary, we entrust our entire beings and lives to the protection, intercession, and guidance of our heavenly mother. This act of consecration to Mary has been a faith tradition since the beginning of the Church. Jesus himself entrusted his disciple John to Mary from the c...

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Our Spiritual Mother

Mothers are experts at comforting their children. When I was a child and would scrape my knee while playing, it was mom who cleaned it, kissed it, and made it feel better. Or when I used to have to take medicine that didn’t taste so great, it was mom who would throw it in a milkshake s...

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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

One of the simplest yet most profound challenges Christ issued to His Church was spoken in these words: “unless you become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven (Mt. 18:3).” If He was serious about this -- and when do we not take the Gospels seriously? -- we might po...

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