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The Light that Comes from Prayer – Fr. Bruce Wren

In our Gospel today, we read about the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. Jesus was in the southern part of Palestine, near the Jordan River when he heard that John been arrested. So he made a decision: he left the Province of Judea and his hometown of Nazareth and he moved to a city in…
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H. James Towey: Mother Teresa & Catholic Higher Education

H. James Towey is in his sixth year as president of Ave Maria University (AMU). His career has included previous service as a college president, senior advisor to the President of the United States, key aide to a Congressional leader, member of the cabinet of Florida’s governor, founder of a national non-profit organization, and legal…
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The 7 Lessons Of Gratitude – Father Mark Haydu

Here is a summary of 7 lessons on gratitude. Of all the biblical numbers you should be grateful I didn’t choose 144,000. 1) Gratitude should never be silent. We all know what it feels like when they say thank you. And when they don’t! “Unexpressed gratitude is ingratitude.” No doubt the other 9 lepers were…
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James Hackett: Bridging the Sacred and Secular – Including in One’s Work

James T. Hackett is presently a Partner in Riverstone Holdings LLC, one of the largest private energy investment firms. Mr. Hackett is the retired Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.

Michael Ferguson: The Election and Potential Effects on the Economy and the Markets

Leader of BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team, the Honorable Michael Ferguson served for nearly a decade in Congress and held leadership roles on key policy initiatives, from healthcare to financial services, with an eye toward advocating for legislative solutions that removed regulatory roadblocks to innovation. As vice chairman of the House’s principal healthcare subcommittee, he led…
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Jason Trennert Talks Election & Potential Fall-Out

Mr. Trennert is the Managing Partner of Strategas Research Partners LLC and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Strategas Securities, LLC. In addition, as Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Trennert is known as one of Wall Street’s top thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy. His research pieces…
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The Two Kinds Of Peace

Dear friends in Christ,   Jesus says “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.”  We might rightly think: “But how can this be true? Doesn’t Jesus say in other parts of the Gospel “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called…
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Our Father: Examined

Dear friends in Christ,   Have you ever noticed that the “Our Father” is made up of seven petitions? The version of the “Our Father” in our Gospel this Sunday is from St. Luke, but the more complete form and the one we habitually use comes from the Gospel of St. Matthew. In that version,…
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Christians Must Be Forgiving, Yet Demanding

Dear friends in Christ,   Sometimes it might seem as though our Catholic faith is built upon contradictions. Here we are in the middle of Pope Francis’ “Year of Mercy” (December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016), in which we often hear the Pope asking us to forgive almost “no matter what”. He says: “Mercy,…
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Assistant Professor Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston College discuss the history of ISIS in the Middle East and how this impacts the United States.