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Every Advent, the Liturgy of the Word gives our sense of time a reorientation. There's a deliberate tension in the next four weeks' readings -- between promise and fulfillment, expectation and deliverance, ...



Are we living with a generous heart?Michael Reardon

Generous donors help change the lives of thousands of students and families throughout greater Boston through their support of the Catholic Schools Foundation. Each one gives for their own reason, and ...

Dissing St. BobbyDick Flavin

He said what???!! He said the guy is overrated. Then, in case someone missed it, he said it again. Right out loud. On the radio. And simulcast on cable television. He said that Bobby Orr is overrated. If ...

Offering Time and Talent to Support the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

One lesson taught through programs of the Missionary Childhood Association is that of offering up your time and talent as well as your treasure for children in the missions. Believe it or not, the treasure ...

Supply chainJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't know about you, but I'm glad that we're all encouraged to sit down together for a day of giving thanks before rushing out the door to shop for Christmas. At least, that's usually how it works. ...

Marriage of Mary and JosephFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have a question about one of your recent columns. (A woman wrote to say that her husband had been refusing for many years to have sexual relations with her, and you suggested that this violates the ...

Communion lessonsGreg Erlandson

It is hard to believe that people once considered the Catholic press boring. At least when it comes to opinions, as opposed to news, it never lacks for controversy. Nothing is spared, from pope to priest ...

On being thankful for America at ThanksgivingGeorge Weigel

This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No one. That's not necessarily a popular sentiment today. ...

A note of thanks in Ordinary TimesLucia A. Silecchia

My mother was a fan of thank you notes. I was not. Although I liked to write, this particular genre was not a favorite of mine in my younger days. I will admit that, after Christmas or my birthday, ...