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Ascension Media September 30, 2019 6 min read

A Strange Anointing: Glory in Suffering

A Strange Anointing: Glory in Suffering
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Ascension Media August 16, 2019 4 min read

Close Encounters of the Divine Kind

Though our Divine encounter is not as close as that of the first disciples, it is no less real. We experience it through our parish.
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Ascension Media July 10, 2019 4 min read

C. S. Lewis on Humility

C. S. Lewis captures the essence of humility in his "Screwtape Letters. For Lewis, humility is not thinking less of ourselves—but less about ourselves.
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Ascension Media June 12, 2019 3 min read

What Deuteronomy (and a Red Pencil) Can Tell You about Your Heart

You can’t make sense of the Old Testament story without Deuteronomy. In Deuteronomy, God reveals his love and appeals to the hearts of his people.
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Ascension Media May 26, 2019 4 min read

The Men Behind the Young Karol Wojtyla

The Men Behind the Young Karol Wojtyla
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Ascension Media April 29, 2019 7 min read

Ancient Philosophy & the New Testament

What does philosophy have to do with the New Testament? What follows is a survey of philosophical schools that precede and even encounter the New Testament.
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Ascension Media April 10, 2019 1 min read

An Easy Way to Do a Daily Examen

Father Mark-Mary shows you how to do a daily examen—a simple spiritual exercise that could have a great impact on your life.
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Ascension Media February 24, 2019 12 min read

Why Offering It Up Is Countercultural

I’ve often struggled with the concept of offering it up. If you’re a cradle Catholic, you’ve probably heard it from your parents when the going gets tough.
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Ascension Media January 29, 2019 9 min read

St. Ignatius on Overcoming Desolation

St. Ignatius of Loyola offers a series of “rules,” or principles, which can help us work against this depressing and downward movement of desolation.
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Ascension Media January 19, 2019 7 min read

Reasons to Be Confident about the Historical Jesus

Through philosophical presuppositions, historical methodology, and the Gospels, we find a reason to believe in and evidence for the “historical” Jesus.
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Ascension Media December 27, 2018 4 min read

When God Drew Near: Entering into the Joy of Christmas

When God Drew Near: Entering into the Joy of Christmas
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Ascension Media December 6, 2018 3 min read

Young People Are Leaving the Church—Can We Turn the Tide?

Young People Are Leaving the Church—Can We Turn the Tide?
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