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May 4, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation” has certainly emerged as the most talked-about religious book of 2017. Within weeks of its publication, dozens of editorials, reviews, op-eds, and panel discussions were dedicated to it. Practically every friend and contact I have sent me something about the book and urged me to comment on it. The very intensity of the interest in the text in one way proves Dreher’s central point, namely, that there is a widely-felt instinct that something has gone rather deeply wrong with the culture and that classical Christianity, at least in the West, is in a bit of a mess.
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April 21, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: HostasNative to Japan, China, and Korea, hostas were imported first to Europe and later arrived in America in the mid-1800s. There are hundreds of species and thousands of cultivars from which to choose. Hostas are a reliable and hardy perennial with countless combinations of leaf color, shape and texture and are made for the shade.
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April 21, 2017  |  By ANDY BARTON
One of the most hope filled moments of the year for our poor and vulnerable came at the Easter Vigil last Saturday night when we welcomed our catechumens into the church. These new Catholic faithful are cause for celebration for so many reasons, but the greatest may be what they mean for charity. As Pope Paul VI writes in “Divinae Consortium Naturae”: “By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” These newly initiated men, women, and children are reinforcements in the battle against the colossal specter of poverty in our community.
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April 7, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
In preparation for his review of “Strangers in a Strange Land,” Deacon Rick Bauer conducted an e-mail interview with Archbishop Chaput.
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April 6, 2017  |  By ED GAFFNEY
Standing up against bullies is not easy... Several anti-bullying programs call on students to move from being bystanders when bullying is occurring to becoming “upstanders” and intervening on the part of the victim. Let’s look at the problem of bullying and how to respond when we experience it or see others being victimized.
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