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Back From Retreat

I just returned from a five day retreat at Bethany Retreat Center.  While not everyone can take five days, I encourage everyone to think about taking an annual retreat.  For those who work, many retreat centers offer weekend retreats. What is a retreat?  In military terms, a retreat is withdrawing from the front lines, generally […]

Render Unto Caesar

I recently finished reading Render Unto Caesar by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (Doubleday: New York, 2008.)  The subtitle “Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life” really speaks to his point, ‘we must stand up for what we believe in.’ Render unto Caesar is, of course, a biblical reference to Matthew 22:16-22 where […]