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Some nice things to think about in lousy times

It doesn't take very long for me to fall in love. Only about 30 seconds. That's how quickly I fell back in love with baseball once the shortened season finally got underway. Nate Eovaldi uncorked the ...



Catholic schools are worth savingBy several authors

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court corrected an historic injustice, rooted in anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry, that, for more than 100 years, has denied students in religious schools the ...

Catholics in AmericaRichard Doerflinger

''A state need not subsidize private education. But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious." So said the Supreme Court's majority opinion ...

From Fatima to Waltham and back!Maureen Crowley Heil

These last few weeks have felt like "All Fatima! All the time!" for us here in the Mission Office! And what a delightful time it has been as we have drawn ever closer to the Blessed Mother by concentrating ...

Sinking fearScott Hahn

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in today's First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing ...

The growing edge of liturgical livingLaura Kelly Fanucci

Have you heard of "liturgical living"? The catchphrase has gained popularity in recent years among Catholics seeking to follow the rhythms of the Church year at home. Celebrating feast days with special ...

Sanger's name being removed is the start

Here is an unsigned editorial which appeared July 29 on the website of The Tablet, the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. On July 21, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided to remove ...

Walking the wavesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or more accurately, out of the boat and into the water. This Sunday's gospel is definitely one of my favorites and I'd venture to guess it's at or near the top ...

Distractions in prayerFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am a layman who likes to pray the Divine Office. When I am praying this (or reading other prayers), if I am distracted, should I go back and reread those sections? (Worcester, Massachusetts) A. ...