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Celebrating the women in our lives and in our ChurchMichael Reardon

It seems that everyone is looking for a hero these days. Four of the five highest grossing films of 2018 were superhero movies, and so far in 2019, "Captain Marvel" is on track to beat records. "Captain ...

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you thinkDick Flavin

If you are the Boston Red Sox, the chances are that the player you most want to keep on your roster for an extended period of time is Mookie Betts. And who could blame you? He was the American League ...

Winter's chill and the loss of a friendGreg Erlandson

Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons. As the old joke goes, Southern California has only two: brushfire season and mudslide season. This seems even more true these days, whether ...

Not so fastJohn Garvey

I probably shouldn't admit this in front of my grandchildren, but I am a fan of McDonald's fish sandwiches. When I was a young lawyer in San Francisco, my firm's office was right across Market Street ...

A tale of two GeorgesGeorge Weigel

When a pope is elected, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter's Basilica. It's a challenging journey for some: In 2005, the frail, ...

The CRS Rice Bowl program changes livesDebbie Rambo

In parishes across the United States and especially here in the Archdiocese of Boston, the season of Lent offers the opportunity to learn more about our neighbors living across oceans and hemispheres, ...

Cardinal Cushing speaks on the legacy of St. PatrickThomas Lester

On March 13, 1954, then Archbishop Richard J. Cushing gave an address to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, highlighting the impact of St. Patrick upon Irish Catholics. St. Patrick ...

The discriminatory history of anti-school choice amendmentsRaymond Flynn and Jamie Gass

''Man proposes and God disposes," begins the best-selling 1885 "Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." "There are but few important events in the affairs of men," he continues, "brought about by their ...

This means WARDick Flavin

War is hell. So, as far as I'm concerned, is WAR. WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, is the chic, in-style statistic used to determine a baseball player's total value to his team. I thought it would be ...

The Holy See and Cardinal PellGeorge Weigel

Cardinal George Pell's December 2018 conviction on charges of "historic sexual abuse" was a travesty of justice, thanks in part to a public atmosphere of hysterical anti-Catholicism -- a fetid climate ...