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Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

Are We Modern Clergy Even Remotely Close to St. Paul’s Description of the Earliest Preachers? - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • July 5, 2017<p>It is amazing to think that 30 of the first 33 Popes died as martyrs. Of the other three, two died in exile and only …

I thought Good Catholics didn't need therapy. Then I went.

“Now, Simcha,” my therapist said carefully. “When I say the word ‘mindfulness,’ what comes to mind?”<p>“Dirty hippies,” I snapped. Sometimes I …

Making a Marriage Magically Tidy

I have the reputation of living what Marie Kondo might call a magically tidy life. My tights are rolled like sushi, my tabletops are bare and my kitchen is so clean I could perform surgery in it.<p>I wasn’t always this way. When I was 23, I left my New York City apartment with a panty liner stuck to …

Dining Rooms

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

Roe v. Wade -- Abortion Won the Day, but Sooner or Later That Day Will End<p>At the time of the <i>Roe v. Wade</i> decision, I was a college student — an …

MOVIES: "SILENCE"

SEVERAL SPOILERS BELOW--BUT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS FILM!<p>The new Scorsese film, "Silence," based on the 1966 historical novel (with the same …

Some Canadian Bishops Pull Punches on Euthanasia

<b>Euthanasia is the next front</b> in the culture of death’s juggernaut, and Canada represents one of its biggest wins. The Supreme Court of Canada has …

Christianity

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

<i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using …

Christmas Eve