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Pope Francis and Theology

Sixth in a series

One of the unfortunate occurrences of the last 30 years is that a growing distance seems to have grown between some Catholic theologians and some members of the Catholic hierarchy.

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Knowing the Trinity

Richard of St. Victor, a 12th-century Scottish theologian, is not exactly a household name in 21st-century Christian circles.

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Doing the Right Thing –  Easy to Say, Hard to Do

Robert Bolt, author of the famous play, “A Man for All Seasons,” about the life and legacy of Thomas More, was a fascinating individual. As much as Thomas More is the hero of the piece and is clearly a saintly character, the play’s author was himself not a believer.

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Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Women?

Dear Dr. Garner,

I am 28 years old and love to exercise. In fact, I believe I have become addicted. I feel very nervous when I don’t exercise.

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Eye-Opening Pilgrimage To the Holy Land

This summer, I was chosen to participate in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip was sponsored by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

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World’s Fair Was the Greatest Show on Earth

Last week, I wrote about the Vatican Pavilion at the New York 1964-1965 World’s Fair, and I mentioned the treasure trove of souvenirs that I found in my garage.

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Healing for the Human Race

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The events of the last several weeks in Staten Island and Missouri give evidence to the deep racial divide that still exists in our country.

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Our Bridge and Rock

Living and studying in Rome, I rarely check my American cellphone. I keep it charged and on my desk just in case there’s an emergency and someone at home needs to contact me. So when I get a text or a call, I nearly fall off my chair!

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Recognizing Future American Saints

Most attention-paying U.S. Catholics are aware of the beatification causes for Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Catholic Worker co-foundress Dorothy Day.

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A Film Apostolate

At this time of year various parish programs are being evaluated and decisions are being made to improve them.

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