Category Archives: Religion

  1. Baby Boomers are killing the Knights of Columbus… but they don’t have to

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    August 4, 2017 by Alex Johannigman

    Earlier this week, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced that the Knights of Columbus were going to abandon their ceremonial caps …
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  2. We aren’t made to be happy in this world

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    February 9, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    The death of a great man who was a part of my life for just a brief moment reminded me that I often fail to grasp one of the greatest realities that Christianity shows us.

  3. God’s Command to Welcome the Stranger Still Applies

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    November 18, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    The refugee crisis in the Middle East presents a difficult predicament, how do we care for those fleeing persecution while keeping ourselves safe? Jesus’ answer is pretty straightforward.

  4. How to “Enjoy” Mass More

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    July 13, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    If we are bored with the Mass and stop paying attention to it, we miss out on what is the entire miracle of being a Catholic Christian. We enter the sanctuary of a Catholic church and sacramentally step in to the presence of the Almighty Divine. We come to Mass to worship God, not to be entertained. And when we acknowledge that reality, our actions and attitude in prayer change.

  5. A Rabbi Walks into the Vatican and Shares Some Poetic Theology of Love

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    November 20, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I’ve been hearing a lot of great things being said about the presentation given at the Humanum Conference by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth, so I decided to start by watching his speech. I was very impressed by what he added to the conversation. One of the things I admire most about the Jewish faith is how poetic a lot of their theology is. Rather than speak about all the problems that the modern definition of marriage has (high divorce rates, abortion and contraception, ignoring gender, etc.), he discusses why marriage as it has been understood throughout history is so beautiful and necessary.

  6. Recovering The Lost Art Of Trying Things Out

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    October 9, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve attached such a strong sense of commitment to vocational discernment that many of us are scared to even try something out until we are absolutely sure that it is what’s right for us. We can’t let this mindset continue to prevent us from effectively discerning our vocations.

  7. Be Not Afraid: Accepting St. John Paul the Great’s Challenge

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    May 1, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    “Brothers and sisters,┬ádo not be afraid┬áto welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish …
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