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Little choices make a big difference

Car manuals say the dashboard's oil light may stay on for a few seconds after you start the engine. But mine had been lit up for longer than that as I sat in the driveway. Not a lot longer. Just a little. So ...



1918 reduxClark Booth

Baseball's September promise which had been notably dim at best proved worse than expected. The faint hope of at least one genuine race to the wire got smashed when the Red Sox mounted a magnificently ...

Made for heavenJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Life is so fast and so full that many of us experience it pretty much as a blur. But if we stopped for a moment to think about the gift of life, we'd realize that every human person -- body and soul -- ...

Pro Patria: A homily 50 days before the electionMsgr. James Moroney

(The following is reprinted from the Sept. 18 post of Msgr. Moroney's blog, sjsrector.blogspot.com) Despite the fact that it was illegal for a Catholic to vote, hold office or practice his religion in ...

The worker is worth their wagesFather James A. Flavin and Rabbi Toba Spitzer

''What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?" (Isaiah 3:15) "The worker is worth their wages" (Luke 10:7) Across New England, tens of thousands of janitors work hard ...

Relegating the first of our freedoms to the back of the busDwight G. Duncan

On Sept. 7, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report on reconciling nondiscrimination principles with civil liberties. The summary stated, "Civil rights protections ensuring nondiscrimination...are ...

Supporting the challenges faced by 'grandfamilies'Debbie Rambo

Earlier this month, we observed National Grandparents Day -- a day to recognize and celebrate the very special relationship and unconditional love that is shared by grandparents and their grandchildren. Sadly, ...

Making Divine Mercy our Mission in LifeFather Roger Landry

By far one of the most helpful resources for the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is a series of nine short books prepared by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization -- the Vatican ...

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's bodyFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have been following the legal wrangling over where the body of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen should rest: New York, where he is buried now, or Peoria, Illinois, where he was born. I am appalled that ...