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Celebrating the women in our lives and in our Church

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our struggle for proper celebrationFather Ron Rolheiser

We don't know how to celebrate things as they're meant to be celebrated. We want to, but mostly we don't know how. Generally we celebrate badly. How do we normally celebrate? By overdoing things; by taking ...

Not so fastJohn Garvey

I probably shouldn't admit this in front of my grandchildren, but I am a fan of McDonald's fish sandwiches. When I was a young lawyer in San Francisco, my firm's office was right across Market Street ...