Archive | 2019

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Christian Marriage and Divine Love

By John and Claire Grabowski John Grabowski is an Associate Professor and the Director of Moral Theology and Ethics at The Catholic University of America. John and his wife, Claire, were appointed as a Member Couple to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. They have been married since 1985

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Jesus and the Holy Innocents: The New Testament and the Old

By Edward Sri  Dr. Edward Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.  Matthew tells of Herod’s decree to kill the young male children around

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Our Year in Review

By Scott Hahn  Dr. Scott Hahn is president of the St. Paul Center and author of over forty books on theology and biblical studies. He is the host of The Road to Emmaus podcast. Greetings to you and to your loved ones. Christmas blessings! When Kimberly and I first entered the Church, we noticed one

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Why We Give Gifts: Gratitude for the Greatest Gift of All

By Regis Flaherty  Regis Flaherty is a bestselling author of several books, including Jesus Is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent & Christmas, which is the fruit of over seven years of preparing others for Advent through talks on its liturgical themes. Photo Credit: Matthias Cooper Can there be a greater gift than God becoming

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Why We Read the Genealogy of Jesus

By Edward Sri  Dr. Edward Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.  For most readers of the Bible, reading a genealogy is about as

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Son of God, Son of Mary

By Andrew Willard Jones  Dr. Andrew Jones holds a PhD in Medieval History from Saint Louis University and is an expert on the Church of the High Middle Ages. He is the author of Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX and the pioneer of the Formed

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The First Prophecy of the Messiah

By Louis St. Hilaire  Louis St. Hilaire is the author of  That You Might Have Life: An Introduction to the Paschal Mystery of Christ and translator of The Literal Exposition of Isaiah: A Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas (forthcoming from Emmaus Academic). A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, he works as a web developer

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The Importance of Christian Story-Telling to Children

By Tim Drake Tim Drake serves as executive director of Pacem in Terris Hermitage Retreat Center. An award-winning author and former journalist, his books include The Attic Saint, Behind Bella, and the children’s coloring books Viva Cristo Rey! and From an Angel in a Dream. He resides in St. Joseph, Minnesota with his wife and children. Photo Credit:

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Three Things to Ask Ourselves As We Prepare for Christmas

By Regis Flaherty  Regis Flaherty is a bestselling author of several books, including Jesus Is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent & Christmas, which is the fruit of over seven years of preparing others for Advent through talks on its liturgical themes. Do you remember Christmas when you were a child? I recall the excitement

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Is Santa a Lie?

By Brady Webb  Brady Webb is a Director of Religious Education in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He currently resides with his wife, Christine, and spider plant, Master Wayne, in Steubenville, OH. As a westerner, I struggle with something that I think most of us do. We are highly materialistic. I don’t mean that we don’t

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