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If You Set the World Ablaze, You’re Going to Tick People Off

“Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” – Jesus Most people would not smack books out the hands of a cripple at the library. Most people won’t cuss out the girl at McDonald's because they got an apple pie instead of a pumpkin pie. Most people quietly tolerate Facebook posts th...

11 30 2020

Making the Case for Fraternal Correction

People are sensitive to correction, and usually, being corrected brings with it a feeling of inadequacy, resentment, anger, distrust, or any one of countless other negative emotions. In a world where the worst thing that one person can do to another is to offend them, we are forced to tip-toe around topics of potential conflict, especially when it ...

07 25 2018

Sordid Past? You Have a Right to Put It Behind You

Like a lot of Catholic men I know, I wrestle with my past. When I give it license, it tries to eat me alive. If I let it, my past will silence and then destroy me. What do I do? How do I keep the past where it belongs? I run to the fiercest weapon I know – the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A few years ago, life as I knew it imploded. My success...

06 15 2018

Catholics & the Use of Force: Introduction

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (Ps 144:1). The story of the chosen people was one of near constant conflict, usually against stronger neighbors. Constantly menaced by large empires, the Hebrews struggled and endured. It seemed they were always a target, for their promised land was situated...

By Dr. Donald Prudlo 12 09 2015

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