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You don't have to run a marathon to help those in needDebbie Rambo

The Boston Marathon, in addition to being the world's oldest annual marathon, has become a symbol of strength, unity, and pride for the Boston community. This year, we were proud to have the opportunity ...

The baseball season is underway -- for better or for worseDick Flavin

Question: Should we be panic-stricken over the Red Sox' slow start this season? Answer: No. It's a long season and there is plenty of time for the Sox to hit their stride. Question: Should we be worried ...

The Easter Effect todayGeorge Weigel

Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by "rising from the dead" (Mark 9:9-10) -- because they met him ...

Look at thisJohn Garvey

I am so proud of our students. This month, the student government association, the body that represents our undergraduates, passed a resolution asking the university to prohibit access through the campus ...

A letter in the inbox of every young CatholicGreg Erlandson

Attention Catholic young people, by which I mean everyone under 30: Pope Francis has written you a letter. Called "Christ Is Alive," it is a historic document in that it isn't just a letter about young ...

A lethal billFather Antonio F. Medeiros

A bill, which is currently before the Massachusetts Legislature, has got my attention -- and I think it should get yours too. If MA House Bill #3320 and Senate Bill #1209 (Act to Remove Obstacles and ...

A letter from Bishop John DuBois of New YorkThomas Lester

On April 17, 1834, Bishop John DuBois of New York wrote to Bishop Benedict Fenwick of Boston. He starts by discussing the need to properly vet visiting priests; his trouble incorporating a seminary in ...

Boston priests answer the callHector Heredia

Two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Magic Johnson always said, "I grew up poor, but I didn't have poor dreams." As a young person, playing basketball in a league at my local church was ...

Dustin Pedroia and Manny MachadoDick Flavin

It happened two years ago, on April 21, 2017, in Baltimore's Camden Yards. It appeared to be just another early season game, Red Sox versus Orioles, when in the bottom of the eighth inning, Baltimore's ...

'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 CNA.- The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world's ...