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Fruits of the fig

In the Church, we are made children of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- the God who makes known His name and His ways to Moses in today's First Reading. Mindful of His covenant with Abraham (see ...



Enjoy yourself, it's later than you thinkDick Flavin

If you are the Boston Red Sox, the chances are that the player you most want to keep on your roster for an extended period of time is Mookie Betts. And who could blame you? He was the American League ...

Women's untold storiesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Don't get me wrong: I appreciate Women's History Month, especially this year, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. I love to read stories ...

Winter's chill and the loss of a friendGreg Erlandson

Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons. As the old joke goes, Southern California has only two: brushfire season and mudslide season. This seems even more true these days, whether ...

Celebrating the women in our lives and in our ChurchMichael Reardon

It seems that everyone is looking for a hero these days. Four of the five highest grossing films of 2018 were superhero movies, and so far in 2019, "Captain Marvel" is on track to beat records. "Captain ...

Caring for soulsJoe Jorge

Currently, I am the Catholic chaplain at North Central Correctional Institute (NCCI) in Gardner. If it wasn't for the human and spiritual formation that I received at the Theological Institute, my job ...

One world religion?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Recently, Pope Francis signed a document with Muslim leaders about there being one world religion. How can that be? Some of my non-Catholic friends are accusing the pope of being out of line. What ...

Join us on the journey through LentSister Constance Veit, LSP

Lent reminds us that we are pilgrims on the path of discipleship, living out the paschal mystery in our lives, each according to our own vocation. I think it is helpful to have a resolution or personal ...

A tale of two GeorgesGeorge Weigel

When a pope is elected, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter's Basilica. It's a challenging journey for some: In 2005, the frail, ...