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IrrevocableJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's not over til it's over -- or so they say. Still, I'm pretty sure that if I started a social media campaign to cancel the rest of 2020 and celebrate New Year's Eve right now, I'd find a lot of support. ...

Healing the malady of division, start with friendshipHosffman Ospino

The headline grabbed my attention: "You are no longer my mother!" The Reuters article, written a day prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, shared the story of a mother disavowed by her own son. ...

Traveling Missionary Roads, Building the ChurchMaureen Crowley Heil

Every day, the arrival of mail brings a new story to our attention. People serving in the missions around the world reach out to Boston hoping that our prayers and sacrifices will be able to help them ...

Watch for himScott Hahn

The new Church year begins with a plea for God's visitation. "Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down," the prophet Isaiah cries in today's First Reading. In today's Psalm, too, we hear the ...

Living the reality of the kingdom of ChristFather Roger J. Landry

The Solemnity of Christ the King is an occasion for us every year to recalibrate our life to the reality of Christ's kingdom and to follow the criteria Christ gives us to enter it, live in it and proclaim ...

Pope Francis and civil unionsFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Why is the Pope approving of civil unions for homosexuals? Isn't this still one of the deadly sins? (Lexington, Indiana) A. First, to clarify: I have never seen homosexuality mentioned as one of the ...

PowerlessJaymie Stuart Wolfe

We spent the last week of October in the cone of yet another approaching storm. Unlike all the previous tempests of the season, hurricane Zeta was predicted to hit us directly -- as a strong tropical ...

One Family in Mission: An Attitude of GratitudeMaureen Crowley Heil

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our Mission Family gives thanks for many things. We know that we are blessed to serve the people of God both here in the Archdiocese of Boston and throughout the ...

When the end comesScott Hahn

The Church year ends today with a vision of the end of time. The scene in the Gospel is stark and resounds with Old Testament echoes. The Son of Man is enthroned over all nations and peoples of every ...

The Knights our age needsFather Roger Landry

It was strangely fitting that the October 31 beatification of Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest of the then Diocese of Hartford and founder of the Knights of Columbus, was marked by COVID-19 restrictions, ...