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Health care that blends medicine with a faith and family focus
As medical professionals become more aware of the importance of adult whole-patient care, pediatric specialists are also reaching greater understanding of the non-scientific, but very important "other" aspects that help children battle and often overcome significant, serious illnesses. More ...
Monday, June 17, 2019

What Kodi Lee's story tells us about prenatal screening tests
One of the most-watched reality television programs is the hugely popular “America’s Got Talent.” Each episode features several contestants who try to impress a panel of judges with their singing, dancing, comedy or other talent. More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019
The best kept secret of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a very big secret. It is so powerful, challenging and relevant, that if every bishop, priest, religious and layperson was committed to communicating and implementing this secret, it would turn society upside-down and literally transform the world! 

 
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Friday, June 14, 2019
Faithful over fearful
Common to most commencement speeches is the exhortation to approach life with boldness, to pursue one's dreams, to live meaningfully, to honor one's uniqueness and gifts, and to fight for the common good.  More ...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Let your conscience be your guide
Our political life has become such a war of words that many may not notice that the Trump administration has done something very good and long overdue – and is being condemned for it. More ...
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Keep the hierarchy, pray for priests and bishops
On May 17, a prominent Catholic priest, Father Jonathan Morris, a television commentator, author and pastor in the Archdiocese of New York, announced that he has decided to leave the active ministry as a priest because he wants to be free to “marry and have a family,” although assuring his social media followers that he doesn’t have an “existing relationship.” More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
We honor the fallen by working for peace
With the arrival of Memorial Day, and the “unofficial start to summer” last weekend, I noticed a steady stream of posts on social media and spots on television and radio that sought to remind us of the meaning of the holiday. More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Persecution of Christians worse now than ever - do we care?
“The persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history,” says Aid to the Church in Need – a papal charity – in its report on oppressed Christians titled “Persecuted and Forgotten?” (see: https://bit.ly/2DimV2a). More ...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Jean Vanier: a saint for our times

Jean Vanier, Canadian writer, philosopher and humanitarian who died May 7, was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities and touched countless lives through his constant message of love.

 
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Border security will not solve the immigration crisis
The myth that border security alone will stem surges in unauthorized migration persists in the Trump administration. More ...
Friday, May 3, 2019
A note to women: We are all mothers!
During the month of May, we thank God for our mothers and all we have received from them. It’s also good to remember the other women who have played an important role in our lives, from grandmothers and aunts to teachers, coaches and mentors of all kinds. More ...
Friday, May 3, 2019



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