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Financial transparency, accountability are key priorities for the archdiocese

Financial transparency, accountability are key priorities for the archdiocese

| September 26, 2013

The meeting with all the priests in the archdiocese on Sept. 16 was just one more example of how we are living out the vision set forth in the archdiocese’s 2010 Strategic Plan. Today, I’d like to share with you highlights of what was shared at that meeting.

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Now is the time to fix our broken immigration system

Now is the time to fix our broken immigration system

| September 12, 2013

“Much of the fear and apprehension surrounding this issue points to the fact that finding solutions to the plight of immigrants today will sometimes necessitate the overcoming of boundaries in the heart, not just on the land.”

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Cooperating with the Creator’s plan

Cooperating with the Creator’s plan

| August 29, 2013

The Church’s teaching on sexual morality is analogous to an environmental steward’s desire to protect nature — both understand what was meant to be in the design

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Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

| August 15, 2013

The answer to the question involves the whole reason behind why Jesus established the Church

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Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

| August 1, 2013

In this column, Cardinal George shares his insights about spirituality, religion and the role of the successor of St. Peter

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It’s time to act on immigration reform

It’s time to act on immigration reform

Our nation’s current policy is inconsistent, ineffective and fails to promote the common good

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The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The Catholic Church defines the sacrament of marriage as a ‘covenant’ — a union in God and dependent on his assistance of grace

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‘Dewfall’ and the prayer of consecration

‘Dewfall’ and the prayer of consecration

A priest friend of mine recently offered a very insightful answer about why we use this word during Mass

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Fortnight observance needed this year more than ever

Fortnight observance needed this year more than ever

There are numerous examples of religious liberty at risk

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The effect of redefining marriage

The effect of redefining marriage

We must vow to continue to work to strengthen marriage and defend it against all forms of its weakening, for the good of all society

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Helping youth to know Christ, know their faith

Helping youth to know Christ, know their faith

Matthew Kelly states that within eight years after their confirmation, 85 percent of our Catholic young people have given up the practice of their faith

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Celebrate your love for Mary during month of May

Celebrate your love for Mary during month of May

| April 25, 2013

The month of May has, since my youth, been associated in my mind with devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church. And Mary always brings hope, warmth and joy.

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