Sean Ater

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Tired of all the shouting and insults. Take the Civilize It '16 Pledge! #CivilizeIt16

Join the Movement to keep a respectful dialogue after this election season.<p>We’ve all experienced it. A Facebook post, a family dinner, a water cooler …

Social Media

Mother Teresa: 'The saint who was my mother'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's impossible for me to forget Mother Teresa -- soon to be Saint Teresa of Kolkata. She gave me a chance to escape poverty and live a different destiny in England.<p>I was born in Kolkata in 1977, although there is no official record of my birth. I've no memory of my birth parents and there …

Empathy

Super Bowl Wrap

So, I went to my first Super Bowl yesterday. Here's the super quick highlights:<p><b>1. It's not easy picking whom to take</b><p>I was able to get two tickets to the game, which left me choosing between my 15-year-old son, my dad, my brother and several close friends. After thinking about it, I decided to go …

Stir

what's love got to do with it?<p>read · reflect · share · chat<p>read<p>Matthew 22: 34-40<p>When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they …

Faith

Are You the Next Matthias?

The first act of the apostles after Jesus’ Ascension was to find a replacement for Judas. Of all the things they could do, they chose to focus their …

Theology

Almost finished…..well, maybe!

On Friday May 9th, I defend my doctoral dissertation <i>Teilhard in America</i> at the University of Dayton, the final step in a PhD in Theological Studies. …

Middle Age

Stop. Breath. Pray. | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

We live in a fast-paced world.<p>Everything changes so quickly. Just when you think all your computer software is updated, you get that nasty pop-up …

Vegetables

What’s in a name? | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

My husband and I chose not to know the sex of our unborn baby before birth and kept our name selections a mystery to friends and family. So when …

Pregnancy

SAY GOODBYE AND LET GO | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

To say goodbye is the hardest thing… but in order to heal, we have to let go of grief and move on. We have to come out of the shadows and embrace the …

Holy Week

Dry, Barren, and … Hopeful?

A few weeks ago, I happened to have two different conversations with two very different people in two very different places about the exact same …

Mary and Joseph Go to a Fish Fry

It’s a Friday in Lent and two Catholics go to a local Fish Fry. We’ll call one Mary and the other Joseph. At first glance, the two don’t seem very …

Faith

Purification and Enlightenment

One of the most challenging, most exciting and most meaningful of the “jobs” I did as a Director of Religious Education for the thirty years that I …

Christianity

GETTING UNSTUCK (Or Is There a Life Lesson in Candy Crush)

When the level of pain caused by<br>the present situation becomes greater than the fear<br>of making a change, we are willing to act.<b></b>We all get stuck …

Numb

The Encounter of Two “Yeses”

Typically, when I ponder the event of the Annunciation, I spend much time considering Mary’s act of faith in light of my own struggles with trust. I …

Theology

Soul Satisfaction | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

<b>Luke 9:24-25</b><p>For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to …

Christianity

Children Love A Good Story | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Just the other day, I was sitting down for dinner with my wife and two children. After prayer, my son, Michael immediately jumped in with, “Daddy, I …

Parenting

Keep Calm and Tear Down the Walls | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Allowing another person a glimpse into your soul is actively participating in creating those moments in which the change within may happen.<p>It’s one …

Do Not Be Afraid to Dream of Great Things! | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

A little over one year ago, on March 13, 2013, the College of Cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as the 265th …

Buenos Aires

This Lent, consider the Pope Francis’ call to mission…James Havey has | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Maryknoll missioners in Cambodia, L to R: Sr. Mary Little MM, Kathy Havey, James Havey MKLM, Sr. Julia Shideler MM, Sr. Helene O’Sullivan MM, Sr. Ann …

NGOs

Dismas: A Journey of Forgiveness | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

<i>The only place I felt forgiven was in the Catholic church.</i> The individual who expressed this sentiment is a convicted felon, a young man who served …

Forgiveness

Knock, Knock | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

A couple of days ago, I was shaving and getting ready for work in the bathroom when I heard the gingerly sound of a toddler’s knock on the door. “Who …

Christianity

Discerning God’s Will | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Recently at the Sunday liturgy we sang “Jesus, Lead Me.” It is not the most powerful or deep or even beautiful of music, but it raised a question for …

Spirituality

The Greatest Show On Earth – and the Finale is up to You | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

I suspected it was a fluke. Something that only happened at that particular place with that particular group of people. It stopped me in my tracks …

Phones

Running from the Cold | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

For all us athletic enthusiasts out there, winter can be an especially trying time. Running outside in comfortable spring weather is a challenge that …

Midlife Crisis

Magic Wand? or a Combo of Hard Work and Faith? | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

(Blais at the Sward in the Stone): “Sometimes dreams seem impossible”<p>Playlist: “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” (from my album “A Chance to …

Walt Disney Company

Prayer and Its Difficult Depths | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Through the blog of Sean Michael Winter I came across an article, <b>Dumbing Religion Down in the New York Times William James, Joel Osteen, and the Gray</b> …

Faith

Christ at the Center: Home Edition | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

<b>January 19, 2014: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time</b><p><b>Gospel: John 1:29-34</b><p>John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,<br>“Behold, the Lamb of God, who …

Christianity

9 Days for Life | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

<b>To get involved:</b><p><b>Download the 9 Days app available from iTunes and Google Play store.</b>• <b><br>Text 9Days to 99000 to receive text message updates.</b>• <b><br>Go to the 9</b> …

Google Play

Say Something… please! | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Apparently the first Monday following New Year’s Day is “Blue Monday,” the most depressing day of the year. Hmm… I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, …

Lyrics

Could you be the “Epiphany” to the lonely near or far? | Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Let us act so that our brothers and sisters never feel alone! Our presence in solidarity is expressed not only through our words but also through the …

Loneliness