Category Archives: Prayer

“The Devout Life” As a Conversation-Starter

Initially posted on McGrath Institute Blog, published at the U. of Notre Dame, January 24 The fine art of conversation, used as an instrument to share hope and advance the common good, has taken a beating. Many Catholics feel inhibited … Continue reading

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A Franciscan Call for News from a “Good Place”

Initially posted on McGrath Institute Blog, published at the U. of Notre Dame, Jan. 23, 2019 Setting aside the missteps in virtue one often finds in sit-com scripts, the show “The Good Place” offers worthy insights about good and evil … Continue reading

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A Little Child Shall Lead Them (and Tell the Story, too)

Enjoy this! I received it from my friend Kyle Heimann, whose morning radio program can be heard here. You can spread the word about his daily Advent emails, which were the source for this video. Happy Advent!

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We Have Met the Candidates, and They Are Us

Let’s make this Election Day a kind of “Feast of All Saint-Candidates,” following up on the Catholic Church’s recent “Feast of All Saints.” I’ll explain this modest proposal, but first I’ll acknowledge its flaws. They’re found in the candidates we’re … Continue reading

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A News Media-tor for a “Peace Movement”

Riffing on the recent news that Jerry Springer is ceasing his violence-prone TV show after some 4,000 episodes, Greg Gutfeld of the Fox News Channel joked that, nowadays in our contentious political culture, “every day is the Jerry Springer Show.” … Continue reading

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“When Headlines Hurt”–A Guide to Buying and Reading My New E-book

Update: 6-26-18: I hope you enjoy this book of reflections on the hope for renewal in journalism, drawing upon the recent World Communications Day 2018 message (and prayer) presented by Pope Francis. See my earlier blog post or my LinkedIn … Continue reading

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My New E-book–“When Headlines Hurt”

,  Update 6-26-18: My new e-book recently became available through Amazon Kindle and Smashwords.  This book, with further iterations anticipated, is a set of reflections and resources connected to the 2018 World Communications Day message officially presented by Pope Francis on May … Continue reading

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