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A big win for the little guy

A big win for the little guy

| Christina Capecchi | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Art Cullen has his gripes about Catholicism, but he cannot deny its influence on the work that last month won him a Pulitzer Prize.

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Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

| Christina Capecchi | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality — in the car.

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Tending to each other and our common home

Tending to each other and our common home

| Christina Capecchi | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.

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Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

| Christina Capecchi | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.

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The pursuit of happiness in the new year

The pursuit of happiness in the new year

| Christina Capecchi | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.

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Prayer box taps into spiritual hunger

Prayer box taps into spiritual hunger

| Christina Capecchi | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The box went up on a Monday evening in August, a plain white box nestled inside a little wooden tent, mounted atop a fence and beneath the outermost reach of a maple.

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A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s almost as if November’s Mass readings were written for election-weary Catholics, with their foreboding tones and calls for “perseverance” and “endurance” amid distress.

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Listening at the keyholes: how to love better, learn more

Listening at the keyholes: how to love better, learn more

| Christina Capecchi | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

When two 20-somethings slung a wire across rooftops in Boston, they were hoping to hear each other’s voices transmitted across that line. It worked, and they did, but in the process, they also picked up a far more exotic sound: powerful radio waves emitted from the sun.

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Dreaming of the Caribbean: adventures and homecomings

Dreaming of the Caribbean: adventures and homecomings

| Christina Capecchi | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn — suppertime on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store.

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Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

| Christina Capecchi | August 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

On a national scale, it was a rough July, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.

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What George Washington and Pope Benedict have in common

What George Washington and Pope Benedict have in common

| Christina Capecchi | July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve been listening to Lillian Cunningham’s “Presidential” podcast, trying to glean insights into our nation’s earliest leaders. In a month that is sure to contain fireworks — from the Fourth of July to the Republican and Democratic conventions — it feels quieting and introspective to cast my mind back to our first presidents.

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To bake is to believe: A convert in the kitchen

To bake is to believe: A convert in the kitchen

| Christina Capecchi | June 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl.

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