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Good news for crowded churches

Quick reminder for those of us who attend Mass regularly.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A look at why kindness counts
Kindness counts in our relationships, especially those with whom we occasionally find ourselves in minor disagreements or who may be hostile to our ideas. More ...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Matters of life and death through a technological perspective
Of the many technologies that have changed the course of culture, contraception may be the most pernicious. More ...
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Advent as an invitation to practice hospitality
It is interesting that Catholics and other Christians dedicate entire seasons to reflect about "waiting." Advent is one of them. So is Lent, which will soon be upon us! What are you waiting for this Advent? What to do while we wait? More ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Remember the goal
It should come as no surprise to any married or engaged couples reading this, but we'll say it anyway: Preparing for marriage is hard work. More ...
Friday, November 23, 2018
Growing in holiness this Advent

People can seem a little self-obsessed nowadays, with our endless selfies and social media posts.

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Friday, November 23, 2018
Knowing how to love is a learned art
My grandparents, on my mom’s side, were Syrian immigrants. More ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Seeing the best at the worst of times

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months ago when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Remember Dorothy Day in November
November is a month of thanksgiving, family and celebration. More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thanksgiving: Rejoicing in our humanity and working to preserve it
Recently I was on the web trying to reserve a Yellow Cab to take me to the airport. More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Remember Dorothy Day in November
November is a month of thanksgiving, family and celebration. More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Taking saints personally
Like many of us, when Megan Gannon lifts a concern in prayer, she turns to Mary, the mother of Jesus, first. More ...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
The power of the powerless
In 1985, Christopher de Vinck, a high school English teacher from New Jersey, published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Power of the Powerless: A Brother’s Lesson.” More ...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
When is our life fulfilled?
When is our life fulfilled? At what point in our lives do we say: “That’s it! That’s the climax! Nothing I can do from now on will outdo this. I’ve given what I have to give.” More ...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Use your words
Two groups ask me often what they can do to help their children grow in faith: parents of toddlers and parents of young adults. More ...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Preparing for a feast of memories and love
As the October anniversary of my mother’s death passes, and the Feast of All Souls approaches, it is inevitable that I would recall the many wakes and funerals of my loved ones. More ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Choose to hope
What is the nature of hope? Are we born to be either a pessimist or an optimist? Or is it up to us to decide? More ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
What's lost by modern-day travel
We arrived at the ferry to Gozo with one minute to spare. After a series of mishaps, from being trapped in a parking garage to taking the wrong exit on one of Malta's many roundabouts, our hopes of making the 9 a.m. ferry were fading fast. More ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018
'Here I am, Lord'
Peering outside the window from an airplane thousands of feet in the air, I had no idea that what I saw in front of me would make Scripture come to life -- but it did. More ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018



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