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  • Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey shows panorama of good will and charity

    Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey shows panorama of good will and charity

    With every image of benevolence from Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we’re being reminded of the choice we all have: To refuse darkness and to serve what is true, select what is good, and manifest what is beautiful about ourselves, our community, and about human nature in our world today.

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  • Drawing some spiritual lessons from ‘Game of Thrones’

    Drawing some spiritual lessons from ‘Game of Thrones’

    Christians are taught to see signs of God’s truth in creation, but what about “Game of Thrones”? Game of Thrones is what can happen when the thin veneer of civilization is removed. In short, it’s an experience of what being mugged by fallen reality looks like. It’s a reminder of what’s possible when we forget our higher natures.

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  • Daughter of famed American writer joined Jesus on the peripheries

    Daughter of famed American writer joined Jesus on the peripheries

    Every believer has his or her own story, and the story of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s daughter Rose is especially compelling, especially under a pope who’s calling us to join Jesus on the peripheries. Rose went to the forgotten and suffering, and she let her sorrow build a bridge of compassion and selfless service to others. By this way of life, Rose’s faith was able to give her comfort and consolation.

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  • To realize pope’s vision, it all comes down to the parish

    To realize pope’s vision, it all comes down to the parish

    Pope Francis has called on the Church today to be the field hospital for a bruised and hurting world. In terms of whether the Church can pull it off, here’s the bottom line: The acceptance and living out of the invitation will depend on the parish.

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  • 'Perhaps it is true'

    The anger of some Crux commenters surprised me when I first wrote for this website. Yes, website comment sections are part of the Internet Wild West. But Crux is a Catholic site, a religious site geared toward believers. I was writing about Catholic spirituality, not Donald Trump. So how come

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  • In forgiveness, a glimpse of the divine

    In forgiveness, a glimpse of the divine

    It is rare to meet someone who’s lived the words Christ said on Good Friday from the cross: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” But such a person is Tina Chéry of Boston. She has forgiven the man convicted of shooting and killing her 15-year-old firstborn son

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