May 2016

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Cop Killers and Christian Discipleship

Last Sunday morning, I woke up to the news that in Auburn, Mass. a police officer had been shot 5 times and killed during a traffic stop. Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. was 42, and had a wife and three children....

No Cesspool Required

Last week, I sat for my comprehensive exams (“comps”), a weeklong marathon of writing that spans the seven strands of knowledge which form the foundation of my doctoral program in theology and education at Boston College’s School of Theology and...

Mothers and Martyrs

Today is Mother’s Day, and perhaps I should write a sweet tribute. I would be careful to remember that stories about mothers are more complicated than the Hallmark cards admit. There are absent mothers and alcoholic mothers and abusive mothers....

Take a Stand or Compromise? Heaven Help Us!

Watching Congress this last number of years has been like watching a streaming movie when you don’t have enough bandwidth. Just when you think it’s working and you’ll enjoy the show, everything comes to a halt. After some fits and...

They Will Know You Are My Disciples

[caption id="attachment_17182" align="alignleft" width="300"] Christ's Farewell to his Apostles © The Yorck Project[/caption] In Japan and Ecuador this past week, terrible earthquakes took hundreds of lives and left many others injured, emotionally distraught, and faced with the burden of having to...

Sunday Missal and Sunday Missal for Young Catholics

Living with Christ is now accepting pre-orders for both the 2016-2017 Sunday Missal and Sunday Missal for Young Catholics!   The 2016-2017 Living with Christ Sunday Missal is the resource that helps Catholics prepare for and celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday and...

The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Living with Christ is pleased to announce the release of a special publication devoted to celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy decreed by Pope Francis for 2016. The Jubilee Year of Mercy will help readers deepen their own understanding of the Christian...