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July 24, 2019

Watching the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding when it came out in the theaters with my Lebanese best friend was the best free therapy I’ve ever received—no joke. We laughed and also cried tears of incredulity that a film could so perfectly capture our experience as first-...

The prayer advice in this article is based directly off of Fr. Robert Bolding’s homily on Luke 6:39-45:

“A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thorn bush...

April 29, 2019

Q: In light of the most recent legislations concerning the unborn, what resources would you recommend for use in forming teens? 

A: The formation of our youth is an urgent need, especially with regard to care for the unborn. Parents, teachers, and other formators need...

April 19, 2019

In his encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Pope St. John Paul II wrote that “the Church must breathe with her two lungs!” Since I was raised by Egyptian Eastern-Rite parents and educated in Latin-Rite schools and therefore enjoy the richness of both Eastern and Western traditions...

March 17, 2019

Want to effectively evangelize? Get uncomfortable.

It goes without saying that one of the greatest modern evangelizers is the Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It is unquestionable that he maintained an unquenchable zeal for souls during his entire priesthood.

H...

January 29, 2019

My priest-boss often says, “a school is only as Catholic as its faculty.”  Rare as it is, our school is Catholic because our staff, administration, and teachers are Catholic. We even drink “Biblical beverages” at our lunch meetings--just to seal the deal on the Catholi...

January 1, 2019

The holiday season is a great reminder for many of us that the promise of peace from the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, has yet to be fulfilled in many of our families.

The Holy Family had circumstances beyond their control–namely, the attempted murder of the Christ Chi...

December 21, 2018

The holiday season is an especially tempting time to liken God to Santa Claus. But God is not Santa Claus. Neither is he a system to be manipulated with just the right formula. God is personal, and prayer is about cultivating a relationship with Him. However, all relat...

December 13, 2018

Every teacher or person who knows a teacher understands that this profession is not for the faint of heart.

Especially as teachers approach the end of the semester, “You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why…” Final exams will hap...

December 7, 2018

Dear Student Who Asked Me This Question Today,

This blog post is dedicated to you. I hope it's helpful to you and to previous or future students (God-willing) as well. 

1. If I had read more books in my youth I would know more by now. There's still time for you. (Read gr...

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