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In today's First Reading, it's like we have our ears pressed to the wall and can hear the murderous grumblings of the elders, chief priests, and scribes -- who last week Jesus predicted would torture ...



Spiritual contractor neededJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The neighborhood we live in doesn't flood. I think I can say that definitively after Hurricane Ida came through a few weeks ago. But when you've got winds in excess of 150 miles per hour, there's a pretty ...

Join the Cardinal Cushing Club -- Make Miracles HappenMaureen Crowley Heil

In 1922, Father Richard Cushing took on a job that became a lifelong love: Director of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Even as the Archbishop of Boston, Cushing delighted in gathering people ...

Support our priests this SeptemberTom and Tricia O'Brien

We recently celebrated the life of Father Paul Rouse, who was called home to God unexpectedly last month. Father Rouse was a dear friend who shared in many of the happiest and saddest moments of our family's ...

Dinner at Pino'sDick Flavin

In June of 1990, a book written by Dom DiMaggio, "Real Grass, Real Heroes," about the 1941 season, when his brother Joe hit in 56 consecutive games and his friend and outfield mate, Ted Williams, became ...

A bold Catholic investment in inner city educationGeorge Weigel

It's a safe bet that "Mother Mary Lange" is not a household name in most U.S. Catholic circles. That unhappy state of affairs may change, though, thanks to a courageous initiative now underway in Baltimore, ...

How to live a meaningful lifeBishop Robert Barron

Last week, I had the great good fortune to sit down for a Zoom interview with Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke. As I'm sure you know, Peterson, professor of psychology at the University ...

Did God 'require' sacrifice of JesusFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I wonder about Jesus being a "sacrifice" for the expiation of sins. Why did God the Father "require" that Christ be a "sacrifice" for the forgiveness of the sins of mankind? (Louisville, Kentucky) A. ...

The Cross, our only hopeFather Roger J. Landry

After moving to New York City in early 2015 to serve the Church at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, one of my first excursions was to go to Ground Zero to visit the ...