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5 Authors 40 Days

I am keeping a Lenten blog as part of Busted Halo’s 5 Authors 40 Days series. It can be found on my Web site, http://www.brianharper.net, or by visiting the link above.

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The Doctors Are In

The following article originally appeared in the January 22, 2014  edition of Busted Halo. It can be found at http://www.brianharper.net or http://bustedhalo.com/features/the-doctors-are-in. My thanks to Barbara Wheeler for her work in publishing the piece. When I was diagnosed with pericarditis — … Continue reading

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Tunisia. Egypt. Libya. Syria.

The latest country facing internal conflict and violence is also the world’s newest: South Sudan. According to Al Jazeera, a month of fighting in the country has left more than 1,000 people dead and, according to the United Nations, another … Continue reading

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Today’s Vocation

The following article originally appeared in the December 6-19, 2013 print edition of National Catholic Reporter. My thanks to Caitlin Hendel and Dennis Coday for their work in publishing the piece. It is virtually impossible to receive a Jesuit education … Continue reading

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Friends and Amigos

Original Article can be found at Marquette.edu A few years ago, I learned that Marquette polls incoming students to find out why they choose Marquette. Many cite the university’s commitment to community service as a major incentive, as well as its … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Nothing is Expected

Throughout my time in Peru, I wrote occasional columns for The Fond du Lac Reporter, my hometown newspaper. The following piece originally appeared in the October 25, 2013 issue of the Reporter and can be found at http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20131025/FON06/310250122/Guest-commentary-What-expect-when-nothing-expected My thanks to Gary … Continue reading

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Remembering Father Naus

How many times must one hear the same message before its point hits home? John the Evangelist supposedly spent the last years of his life leading an early Christian community in Ephesus, where he was known for sticking to a … Continue reading

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