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Jordan Peterson Returns, and We See Ourselves

Reprinted from the blog of the Magis Center, as published June 12, 2021.  Perhaps you have a friend who became your lockdown-era source of “online intelligence” regarding the best new movies on Netflix or the best videos produced by aspiring … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday’s Message: Please Dim Your Virtue Signals

As Lent began this week, I think I heard one of the Bible’s strongest critiques of virtue-signaling.  The Gospel reading during the Mass on Ash Wednesday, from Matthew 6:1-6, said this: Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to … Continue reading

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Pope’s New Statement on Communication: What an Experience!

Speaking as a long-time journalist who looks to Pope Francis for insights that can help renew the business of information and the art of conversation in our polarized society, I’m happy to say the Holy Father has once again hit … Continue reading

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“Questions” We Can Learn from Alex Trebek

This commentary supplements a Dec. 22, 2020, podcast called “The Sandwich Generation,” in which host Chris Godfrey interviewed me about the power of group gamesmanship to edify whole families and renew community values. You can listen to the half-hour interview … Continue reading

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Author Says of Election Day: There’s Got to Be a Morning After

https://www.c-span.org/video/?474764-1/union No better outcome could wrap up a nationwide road trip than an agreement that, as POTUS traditionally reports during the annual State of the Union Address, “the state of our union is strong.” One learns during a C-SPAN Book … Continue reading

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A Most Remarkable Lent: Pope Says, Draw Near! (Social Distancing, Part 2)

  From the Vatican News coverage of the Pope’s homily during Mass on March 18. Pope Francis has spoken out about our need to draw near to one another. He has done so from Rome, in the heart of a … Continue reading

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New Finger-Pointing, New Point-Making

I want to contribute to a renewal in 2019 at the intersection of three of our society’s most crucial questions: How can we reduce the polarization in our culture in order to solve urgent policy problems? How can we reinvigorate inclusive, … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know”–That’s Music to my Ears

  A television commentator recently made a remark that has caused me to ponder once again some trends in our culture and in the way we communicate. With tongue in cheek, he predicted that, in the not too distant future, … Continue reading

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Moms, a Mission & an Alabama Anchor

Thanks to Devon Walsh, award-winning anchor for WKRG TV in Mobile, Alabama. I appreciated your receptivity to the story of hope that my colleagues and I with the Good Counsel network of maternity homes figured you would want to tell! … Continue reading

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Thanks, Ken Hallenius & Facebook Live

     Thank you, Ken Hallenius, for mentioning me in your Facebook Live video this evening! Friends, please visit wgschmitt on Facebook to see this latest broadcast by Ken, a great gentleman, scholar and source of abundant insights you can … Continue reading

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