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Remembering World War I and the ArmisticeAshlynn Rickord

Americans rejoiced on Nov. 11, 1918, when an armistice was reached with the German Empire, effectively ending World War I. This Sunday marks the 100-year anniversary, which calls us to look back on the ...

Roberts stole that baseDick Flavin

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Beantown nine that night; Down three games to none, ninth inning, end in sight. So to the stricken multitude ignominy beckoned. Then pinch runner Roberts made a ...

On not being a vegetableRichard Doerflinger

Of all the dilemmas classified under end-of-life issues, the most divisive even for Catholics has been the treatment of people diagnosed as being in a "vegetative state." The phrase has been used to ...

Roots of Catholic angerGeorge Weigel

After a month out of the country, working in Rome at Synod-2018 and helping mark the 40th anniversary of John Paul II's election at events in Brussels and Warsaw, I came home to find Catholic anger over ...

End Times?Russell Shaw

As I stood in line waiting to go to confession recently (yes, I still do that), a man who'd lately exited the confessional approached me and in a confidential tone of voice said, "I'm beginning to believe ...

Joy, grief, struggle and hopeMichael B. Reardon

November is a time in our Church to remember and pray for those who have gone before us and to be reminded that, through our baptism, we too are called to sainthood. As Pope Francis reminds us, "saints ...

Discover Today's Catholic SchoolsKathy Mears

Nov. 4-10 is Discover Today's Catholic Schools week in New England. Catholic schools across New England will be engaged in activities that will offer parents and students the opportunity to reaffirm their ...

Hats off to baseball capsDick Flavin

I got to thinking about baseball caps the other night. That'll give you an idea of what an exciting life I lead -- I spend my evenings thinking about baseball caps. I was watching a playoff game between ...

Boston's second diocesan synodThomas Lester

Nov. 5 will mark 150 years since the second diocesan synod. Writing in the mid-20th century, diocesan historians remarked that the decrees agreed upon during the synod "have furnished the ground plan ...

We had 'em all the wayDick Flavin

Listen, my children, I'll tell you the reason The Red Sox won all those ballgames this season. They fulfilled our dreams, they answered our prayers Because they have got some pretty good players. They've ...