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Emergencies don't take a holidayMichael Reardon

A few weeks ago, Gov. Charlie Baker pointed to Catholic Schools as examples of how schools can open safely and best serve students and families, stating, "I mean, there's no better example of that right ...

Cardinal Cushing's missionary impulseThomas Lester

This week is the final installment of our series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Richard Cushing and focuses on another area in which he made a significant impact both within ...

Daniel BardDick Flavin

Daniel Bard. Who'd have believed it? The news was pretty much buried because it was announced during the middle of the World Series, but he is the National League Comeback Player of the Year for 2020. How ...

What it means to give back at Catholic CharitiesJacqueline Cunniff

With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, the need in many of our communities continues to grow, and this increasing need is even more evident as we approach the holiday season. For many, ...

Thanksgiving and the paradox of deathGeorge Weigel

The juxtaposition of Thanksgiving with the Church's annual month of prayer for the dead hadn't previously struck me with force; that it did this year has something to do, I expect, with my late sister-in-law, ...

A still small voiceJohn Garvey

This week, I took the train from Washington to New York. It was spooky. Union Station in Washington, usually bustling at 6:30 in the morning, was deserted. A man in blue overalls silently swept the Main ...

Highlighting A.P. Tureaud Sr.Justine Worden

As we continue celebrating Black Catholic History Month in the archdiocese, we continue answering our call to engage in the "See, Judge, Act" model: first, we must "see" or learn about the historic and ...

A moment of thanks for a lifetime of serviceMC Sullivan

St. Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, once said, "courageous souls are needed for the service of the good God." I can't think of more courageous souls than the religious ...

Cardinal Cushing's 'exceptional children'Violet Hurst

On the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover, the Portiuncula Chapel stands atop a forested hill. An exact replica of the chapel built by St. Francis more than 700 years ago, every piece ...

Advantage, LADick Flavin

Dumb and Dumber. That's how a lot of folks around baseball are describing John Henry and Tom Werner, the chief owners of the Red Sox, in the wake of Mookie Betts' leading the LA Dodgers to the World Series ...