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Securing authentic children's rights

Children require extensive support and protection to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They are uniquely dependent on their parents because they are particularly vulnerable. Often they ...



Reflections on the Blandensburg CrossMichael Pakaluk

Is it too much to ask a court which must make a judgment to get straight the facts about which it judges? Let's begin with a cross which marks a soldier's grave. It has multiple functions. First, it ...

SideshowJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The world we live in is stranger than ever, and it seems that our society has done almost everything in its power to cultivate a taste for it. But now that June is over -- known as "Pride month" by most ...

Welcoming the strangerDebbie Rambo

I know many of you have likely already seen media coverage of the conditions of the holding facilities for immigrants across the South Western border. Each of the 22 Catholic Charities agencies in that ...

The first new parishes for the city of BostonThomas Lester

On July 13, 1839, Bishop Benedict Fenwick of Boston issued a circular letter for publication, notifying the city's Catholics that three parishes now existed within the city limits. He requested that they ...

Waiting on the LordScott Hahn

God wants to dwell with each of us personally, intimately -- as the mysterious guests once visited Abraham's tent, as Jesus once entered the home of Mary and Martha. By his hospitality in this week's ...

The RocketmanDick Flavin

Thirty-five years ago, Roger Clemens played for the Pawtucket Red Sox before being called up to Boston to launch a major league career that was filled with more twists and turns and dramatic storylines ...

Summer at the lakeJohn Garvey

Chemists and economists speak of equilibrium conditions, where the concentrations of reactants and products, or supply and demand, are in balance. If you have a bottle of soda water with the cap on, carbon ...

Mary during the ministry of JesusFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am wondering what Mary did and where she lived during the three years of Jesus' ministry. Did she travel with the "women who ministered to him?" (Wichita, Kansas) A. In the Gospels, once the public ...