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Cardinal Pell and squirming Catholics

According to the movie "Love Story," "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Typical Hollywood fluff, you might say. Yet the best answer to that asininity was given by a Hollywood all-star, the ...



An evangelical pathBishop Robert Barron

I commenced my writing career, roughly 25 years ago, as a critic of liberal Catholicism, which I referred to, in one of the first articles I ever published, as "beige Catholicism." By this designation, ...

Anxious as death draws nearFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I was a fallen-away Catholic for 20 years, but I finally made it to confession. I had been unfaithful to my marriage, and my question is this: How can God forgive me for so much sin, and did I tell ...

Living and speaking by Christ's higher standardFather Roger J. Landry

At the beginning of the Lenten season, at daily Mass, the Church has a heavy focus on Jesus' words from the Sermon on the Mount. That's not particularly surprising, insofar as Lent is intended to foster ...

Them's fighting words!Greg Erlandson

When Father Angelo Bianchi, a wonderful Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions missionary, married my wife and me, he gave us some bad advice. Oh, it sounded good at the time. "Don't ever go to bed ...

Please join us to honor our Catholic school teachersMichael Reardon

According to the WGBH Curiosity Desk, the value of school vacations has been a matter of debate in Massachusetts since at least 1907. And while it is common lore that the February school vacation week ...

Exciting new online resourcesThomas Lester

The Archive Department of the Archdiocese of Boston is delighted to share that it has partnered with the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the Catholic Cemetery Association of the ...

Bonds loosedScott Hahn

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week's First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test. The Church ...

Apples and orangesDick Flavin

Who was a better performer, Enrico Caruso or Rodney Dangerfield? Huh? One was a world-renowned operatic tenor who achieved international fame as one of history's first recording artists, was born in ...