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A glimpse of citizenship

A glimpse of citizenship

| Sharon Perkins | February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have a 2-year-old nephew who lives in Shanghai with his parents. He was born in China, but because my brother and his wife are U.S. citizens, their son received the full privileges and benefits of American citizenship even before his first glimpse of the U.S.; he only needed to obtain the necessary documentation.

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When to call a priest; saints in the Mass

When to call a priest; saints in the Mass

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have a 2-year-old nephew who lives in Shanghai with his parents. He was born in China, but because my brother and his wife are U.S. citizens, their son received the full privileges and benefits of American citizenship even before his first glimpse of the U.S.; he only needed to obtain the necessary documentation.

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‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

How can racism be overcome? A black educator shares ideas that are part of the formation of young people at an inner-city Catholic elementary school and appropriate for all ages.

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Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

| Jeff Cavins | February 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Is there a such thing as a personal relationship with Christ? The answer is yes! When it comes to encountering Christ and continuing to mature in Christ, there are two aspects that are important: both a personal relationship as well as a corporate relationship. Both aspects of knowing Christ are necessary and should be embraced, fostered and celebrated.

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Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

| Alyssa Bormes | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are very few things that I have consistently done since 1988. Some of this is a mercy. Blue eye shadow is no longer among my cosmetics; shoulder pads are absent from my closet. However, since January 1988, two great friends have been in place, and we have a wonderful story.

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To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

| Elizabeth Kelly | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Lent is an invitation to contemplate the suffering Christ, then it is also a time to contemplate the forgiving Christ, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” And in this Year of Mercy, it would do us well to remember that on the list of spiritual works of mercy, “to forgive offenses willingly,” is No. 5.

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Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

| February 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his specially appointed men that the reassuring strength of God’s love — not the “bludgeon of judgment” — will bring the “lost sheep” back to the fold.

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Death penalty limbo: Supreme Court, states give laws another look

Death penalty limbo: Supreme Court, states give laws another look

| Carol Zimmermann | February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The death penalty in the United States is repeatedly getting hit by the pause button — which doesn’t mean it is going away anytime soon, but at the very least it is getting a second look by state legislatures, courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pope sends condolences after earthquake in Taiwan

Pope sends condolences after earthquake in Taiwan

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the suffering caused by the deadly earthquake which struck Tainan, leaving many people dead or seriously injured,” read a message sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, on behalf of the pope.

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