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The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

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The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

| Christina Capecchi | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list.

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The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This season sparkles with joy. We open our homes to family and friends, greeting each other at wreath-decked doors under twinkling lights.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

| Greg Erlandson | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Harvey Weinstein is a pig.

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No baby, but still giving thanks

No baby, but still giving thanks

| Christina Capecchi | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

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The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s as loud as a fire alarm (except it goes off 20 times a day). It screeches like fingernails down a chalkboard. And rather than fleeing to escape it, we’re supposed to run right toward it.

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Overdoses, violence and God-talk

Overdoses, violence and God-talk

| October 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues. We spend our energy trying to treat the symptoms of social crises, while either ignoring or remaining in denial about the deeper problems in today’s world, which exist first and foremost within the human heart.

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Rooting out sin

Rooting out sin

| Vincenzo Randazzo | October 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

I recently watched a video prescribed by the USCCB for parents informing them about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying. It opens up with a conversation between two mothers talking at the kitchen counter. One is looking for a recipe online for her friend. “That’s strange, my history is deleted,” she says ignorantly.

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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that he ought not agree to do it. By laying the foundation and supervising the plumbing, electrical and duct work, he would be contributing to, or enabling, the subsequent commission of atrocities against prisoners in the concentration camp.

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Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass 3 miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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