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Following him

The calling of the brothers in today's Gospel evokes Elisha's commissioning by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-21). As Elijah comes upon Elisha working on his family's farm, so Jesus sees the brothers ...



Equal opportunity educationMichael Reardon

The celebration of Martin Luther King Day this past week is an opportunity to think about our impact on the world around us. It is an opportunity to reflect on our actions and attitude toward our brothers ...

Unifying voicesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

As we delicately transfer power from one presidential administration to another, a few things about the state of our nation become clear. The rancor and derision we've seen over the past year isn't the ...

Bill Belichick and Sheldon AdelsonDick Flavin

Bill Belichick deserves a medal for turning down that medal. It could not have been easy to say, "Thanks, but no thanks," to the highest civilian honor the nation has to offer. He would have been just ...

Our Mission is Not Cancelled!Maureen Crowley Heil

A good friend and partner in mission, Father Michael Montoya, MJ, recently recorded a beautiful reflection about the state of our faith mission during the pandemic. Originally from the Philippines, Father ...

Holy Family: Egypt or Nazareth?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. We have just read several accounts of the birth of Christ during Masses after Christmas. In reading Luke 2:39-40 and Matthew 2:13-15, it appears that there is a difference as to what happened after ...

Vox populi: The voice of the peopleJohn Garvey

Francis Galton was a Victorian scientist with an interest in social Darwinism. It may have been his views on breeding that moved him to attend the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition in 1906. ...

Repairers of a house dividedFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States is taking place during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. Jesus was clear in the ...

President Biden and a Catholic inflection pointGeorge Weigel

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ...