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A dangerous game

A week or so ago, in a game at Kansas City with two outs in the top of the second inning, Eduardo Nunez of the Red Sox cracked a vicious low liner directly at the Royals' pitcher, Danny Duffy. The ball ...



Opening Minds through Art at Youville PlaceAdam Johnson

All too often, Alzheimer's disease is an emotionally isolating condition. Those who live with the disease experience memory loss, confusion and trouble with language, all of which interfere with the ability ...

The Temperance Movement in 19th century BostonThomas Lester

In the papers of Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick of Boston is a letter dated June 6, 1836, from Horace Mann, at the time a Massachusetts Representative from Boston, conveying a resolution unanimously passed ...

Hispanics and the 2018 bishops' letter against racismHosffman Ospino

At the end of 2018, the Catholic bishops of the United States approved "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love," a pastoral letter against racism. Have you read this important letter? Did you ...

The future of Boston's Catholic schoolsThomas Carroll

As the new superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston, I have enjoyed meeting countless people committed to the future of our schools -- principals, teachers, parents, students and clergy. ...

Catholic Charities North's 100 years of service to the communityDebbie Rambo

This past week, we held a gathering at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to celebrate Catholic Charities North's 100 years of service to those in need in the North Shore community. In 1919, Catholic Charities ...

Blessed and givenScott Hahn

At the dawn of salvation history, God revealed our future in figures. That's what's going on in today's First Reading: A king, and high priest, comes from Jerusalem (see Psalm 76:3), offering bread and ...

What makes for Christian communion?Father Ron Rolheiser

The question of intercommunion within our churches today is a big one, an important one, and a painful one. I'm old enough to remember another time, actually to remember two other times. First, as a ...

Whose republic? Which 'liberalism'?George Weigel

Extra credit question: Name the author of this admonition about the insecure cultural foundations and potentially perilous future of the American republic -- "Seeds of dissolution were already present ...