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Reefer Madness is back big time

We are all in the midst of a sophisticated campaign to change the minds of Americans and embrace the marijuana culture. Through relentless lobbying and the support of tax-hungry politicians, Americans' ...



You don't have to run a marathon to help those in needDebbie Rambo

The Boston Marathon, in addition to being the world's oldest annual marathon, has become a symbol of strength, unity, and pride for the Boston community. This year, we were proud to have the opportunity ...

Seeing and believingScott Hahn

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today's Gospel tells us that Peter and John "saw and believed." What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that he ...

The baseball season is underway -- for better or for worseDick Flavin

Question: Should we be panic-stricken over the Red Sox' slow start this season? Answer: No. It's a long season and there is plenty of time for the Sox to hit their stride. Question: Should we be worried ...

A new day kindledJaymie Stuart Wolfe

If the events of Holy Week this year prove anything, it's that Humphrey Bogart was wrong when he uttered the line, "We'll always have Paris." Even something we've taken for granted for almost 900 years ...

Going to Mass in pain?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. In a few weeks I will turn 65 years old. I have arthritis in most of my joints; in the early spring, when it's rainy and damp, the arthritic pain can be unbearable. Is it a sin to miss Sunday Mass, ...

The Easter Effect todayGeorge Weigel

Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by "rising from the dead" (Mark 9:9-10) -- because they met him ...

And all manner of being shall be wellFather Ron Rolheiser

We are all, I suspect, familiar with the famous expression from Julian of Norwich, now an axiom in our language. She once famously wrote: In the end all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner ...

A letter in the inbox of every young CatholicGreg Erlandson

Attention Catholic young people, by which I mean everyone under 30: Pope Francis has written you a letter. Called "Christ Is Alive," it is a historic document in that it isn't just a letter about young ...