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By God's goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile. That's the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today's First Reading. With the coming ...



Policies and persistenceJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The Vatican's long-in-coming response to the Church's widespread sexual abuse scandal is certainly good news. The changes in policy announced by Pope Francis in "Vos estis lux mundi" are encouraging. ...

'The Memoirs of St. Peter'Russell Shaw

In "The Memoirs of St. Peter" (Regnery), Michael Pakaluk takes on what someone unaware of the pitfalls of translation might consider a simple task: to render the gospel of St. Mark in English that resembles ...

Celebrating 100 years of Sunset Point CampDebbie Rambo

It must have been quite a sight on the day more than 100 years ago, when the barge carrying the building that had once served as a VA Hospital on Bumpkin Island sailed its way through Boston Harbor to ...

Whatever happened to Craig Kimbrel?Dick Flavin

Do you remember Craig Kimbrel? You know, the guy with the red beard. He used to be a baseball player. Well, I guess he still is a baseball player, but he's not playing for anyone, is he? At least, not ...

In Catholic solidarity with VenezuelaHosffman Ospino

Venezuela is a de facto Catholic nation. About 70% of the 27 million Venezuelans self-identify as such. Today, Venezuelans struggle tremendously. The Church in this country suffers. Current levels of ...

A New Assault on the Sacramental Seal of ConfessionFather Roger Landry

Presently, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have statues protecting and upholding the sacramental seal of confession or, more generally, the inviolable confidentiality of some form of clergy-faithful ...

Language, symbols, and self-understandingFather Ron Rolheiser

A reporter once asked two men at the construction site where a church was being built what each did for a living. The first man replied: "I'm a bricklayer." The second said: "I'm building a cathedral!" ...

Parish finance reportingFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I belong to a Catholic community in Florida that has been in existence for 32 years. For all that time, we have had only one pastor. The problem is that we have never seen a parish financial report, ...