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Paul McKibben

A welcoming Church for Easter

Obeying the Third Commandment and its call to keep the Sabbath is an important part of our identity.  Yet we also know that, in our increasingly secularized world, the numbers of those who attend religious services regularly is declining.…

A crisis point in Church history

The leader of the United States Catholic bishops’ board that provides advice on child protection said it will take the Church “at least one or two generations” to get through the clergy abuse crisis currently engulfing it.  Francesco…

Marriage and the three of us

I usually don’t turn to the last page of a book and read the ending before I read anything else. But this time I did. Here is what I found:  There will be no faith in heaven, for we will already see; there will be no hope in heaven, for we…

Planting seeds

When I think about the biggest influences in my faith life, they include my maternal grandparents and a cherished children’s Bible they gave me. I remember thumbing through The Catholic Children’s Bible (The Regina Press) as a child and…

The sounds of Good Friday

It’s an image and moment of Good Friday I’ll never forget. More poignantly, it’s the sound that still resonates in my mind and heart more than a decade later. I took an extended break — longer than I probably should have — that particular…