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The CRS Rice Bowl program changes livesDebbie Rambo

In parishes across the United States and especially here in the Archdiocese of Boston, the season of Lent offers the opportunity to learn more about our neighbors living across oceans and hemispheres, ...

Cardinal Cushing speaks on the legacy of St. PatrickThomas Lester

On March 13, 1954, then Archbishop Richard J. Cushing gave an address to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, highlighting the impact of St. Patrick upon Irish Catholics. St. Patrick ...

The discriminatory history of anti-school choice amendmentsRaymond Flynn and Jamie Gass

''Man proposes and God disposes," begins the best-selling 1885 "Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." "There are but few important events in the affairs of men," he continues, "brought about by their ...

This means WARDick Flavin

War is hell. So, as far as I'm concerned, is WAR. WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, is the chic, in-style statistic used to determine a baseball player's total value to his team. I thought it would be ...

The Holy See and Cardinal PellGeorge Weigel

Cardinal George Pell's December 2018 conviction on charges of "historic sexual abuse" was a travesty of justice, thanks in part to a public atmosphere of hysterical anti-Catholicism -- a fetid climate ...

Abortion politicsRussell Shaw

Let us agree that the 44 Democratic senators whose votes last month blocked the Born Alive Protection Act aren't monsters. But, that agreed; let us also agree that what they did had the monstrous result ...

They don't call it hardball for nothingDick Flavin

When ballclubs report to spring training every year, the first few days are spent getting organized. Before the exhibition games begin, the players undergo physical exams, they participate in team drills, ...

Heart work for LentCarolyn Woo

Recently I was captivated by an opinion editorial in USA Today titled "I've played a role in toxic public debate" by CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers. I am not familiar with the author and have not ...

Our Dreyfus CaseGeorge Weigel

In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the French Army was convicted of treason on the grounds that he had given military secrets to France's mortal enemy, Germany. The charge was false; Dreyfus, ...

Bishop Fenwick's 1834 report on the Boston DioceseThomas Lester

Within the papers of Bishop Benedict Fenwick of Boston resides a 68-page handwritten manuscript on the state and history of the Diocese of Boston, which then encompassed all of New England. Bishop Fenwick ...