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Conservatives: What they are and what they aren't

We all live in a moment in history where it is all-politics-all-the-time. Everything from our health to our wealth, from the womb to the tomb, is viewed through the lens of increasingly divisive and rancorous ...



Help families avoid making the choice 'to heat or eat'Debbie Rambo

This month, we at Catholic Charities are hard at work with our many partners to help our clients prepare for the impending chill of winter. Dropping temperatures create a whole host of new needs for our ...

Why poetry mattersJohn Garvey

Richard Wilbur died last month. He was, Dana Gioia said, the finest poet of his generation and the greatest American Christian poet since Eliot. Here's an example of why I liked him so much. It's ...

Holding the pope's hand in gratitude for being CatholicHosffman Ospino

Every now and then, I find in the offices of pastoral leaders and theologians, as well as in the homes of some families I know, a picture of them shaking hands with one of the recent popes. When I ...

Bruins 2017-2018 editionClark Booth

Whither goest, Bruins? That is the question. And it is only mid-November; not even Thanksgiving yet. Maybe too soon to kiss off an entire hockey season. But not too early to wonder if -- when all's said ...

Supporting signature drives on church propertyRay Flynn

As I learned as a young boy growing up in South Boston, life is about God, family and country. I certainly heard that at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury the other day listening to the students. ...

Who was Albino Luciani, the 'smiling Pope'?Elise Harris

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Last week Albino Luciani, better known by his papal name, John Paul I, took the next step on the path to sainthood. Yet apart from the fame garnered by various ...

Hindu-Catholic national dialogue on love of neighborFather Thomas Ryan

''Respect for the dignity of the human person is the foundational principle. The crown of creation is the human person," said Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Vatican Ambassador to the United States at the ...

Signs of the timesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Despite the fact that it's not a big election year, if you drive along the residential streets of any city or town, you'll notice a growing proliferation of yard signs. Most are variations on a popular ...