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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 ...

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 ...

Fruits of the figScott Hahn

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Everyone loves a baby.' Apparently Not!Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Can you pass a baby in a stroller and not smile? Chances are you can't. There is an international truism (translation: we have no solid data here) that claims that as a species, humans reflectively grin ...

The Glory in SightScott Hahn

In today's Gospel, we go up to the mountain with Peter, John, and James. There we see Jesus "transfigured," speaking with Moses and Elijah about His "exodus." The Greek word "exodus" means "departure." ...

Wear ashes all day?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, we heard the injunction from Matthew's Gospel, "Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them." But I have found that wearing ashes is a recognizable ...

The party's overJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Ash Wednesday dawns, and here in New Orleans the party is over. Hundreds of elaborate parade floats have returned to the art studio parking lots and warehouses that created them. Krewe members are hanging ...

A Hispanic dream for Catholic renewalHosffman Ospino

Catholics should dream every now and then about the kind of faith community that we want to be. If we care about our faith and know how important it is to be Church, we have an obligation to do so. The ...