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'Does God love the illegals?'
Border Patrol agents apprehend people who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S. last year in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near Falfurrias, Texas. CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters

Border Patrol agents apprehend people who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S. last year in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near Falfurrias, Texas. CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters

A reader called The Record a couple of weeks ago to ask this question: "Does God love the illegals?" More ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Father Augustus Tolton: A sign for today
I recently participated in a conference that explored the Church’s sexual abuse crisis and the effect the crisis has had on the Church’s witness in the public square. More ...
Monday, August 12, 2019
A news junkie hits the beach and enjoys himself!
More and more people are telling me that they just can’t take the news anymore. Like me, they find it overwhelmingly depressing. More ...
Friday, August 9, 2019
Catholics protest U.S. practice of caging immigrant children
Many of us are not fond of seeing animals in cages. More ...
Friday, July 26, 2019
Astronauts connected space exploration to God's glory

I didn’t realize there was a moon-landing Bible verse until my pastor mentioned it a few weeks ago.

 
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Friday, July 26, 2019
How far is too far for Mass?

How far would you drive for Mass?

I don't know if anyone has ever done a study of such a pedestrian topic, but it is a question that will become increasingly relevant.

How far would you drive for Mass?

I don't know if anyone has ever done a study of such a pedestrian topic, but it is a question that will become increasingly relevant.

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Monday, July 15, 2019
Morality at the movies
The most likely place to find uplifting messages about the human spirit these days is in superhero movies More ...
Monday, July 1, 2019
Independence Day 2019: celebrating our country while working to cure its ills
A birthday is naturally a time to celebrate the God-given gift of life – the past year, as well as all the years the Almighty has blessed each of us with.

A birthday also presents each of us with an ideal opportunity to honestly and humbly assess where we are in life. It’s a time to prayerfully discern in what direction is God calling us to go in?
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Friday, June 28, 2019
Bonum fortuna: Keeping Latin alive is a worthwhile effort
Latin may never bounce back from being all but dead, but the Vatican keeps trying and deserves credit for its efforts. If not them, no one else will. More ...
Friday, June 28, 2019
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



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