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The continuing battle with Satan


Getting away from it all, riding in a fjord

Sometimes, many times actually, life can become a bit overwhelming. On a personal level, the pressures of work, caring for family, health issues, financial issues, and day-to-day …

Untimely

Thursday 10 August 2017 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — “Candid Camera” TV series premiered on this date in 1948

Back in middle school, …

A captivating model of Marian devotion and Christian charity

One of the most important signs of maturity, hope and health in the Church in the United States is the number of candidates now being proposed for canonization. …

Creating a culture of faith

Many years ago there was a study of the cause of malnutrition in an Asian village beset by famine. One group of children seemed to thrive, however, which prompted …

Considering the options for infertile couples

When Catholic couples experience trouble getting pregnant, they often seek medical help and begin to research what options are available to them. A number of moral …

Giving thanks for the Precious Blood

Many people are squeamish about blood. Besides a few professions (primarily medical and culinary) most of us see it but rarely, and perhaps then only in a …

Men who gave their lives for others

Later this year, two American men will be beatified: Father Stanley Rother, who will be beatified in Oklahoma City on September 23 as a martyr; and Capuchin …

A treasure to behold

What treasure do you seek? What treasure have you found? This weekend’s Gospel speaks to us of what Heaven represents, and why we need to seek it out, and once we find it — cherish …

Rocky road to Kalawao

We waited and waited and waited and there still was no sign of the plane. Fifteen minutes passed, then 30 minutes, and at long last, after 45 …

Out of the zone

How often do we get stuck in a rut? We get into our routines and just plow through, day by day, continuing on with the status quo. Life gets comfortable, …

In prayer and in action

It was a beautiful Sunday morning in July. The 8:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Name was just letting out and families were gathering in the back of the church, …

Encourage one another

Instead of the expected student PowerPoint presentation on EKGs as a tool in measuring human heart function, my students and I were presented with a theoretical …

They have gone the distance

The final words I spoke to the candidates of Christian Leadership Institute were, “Your mission has just begun. Now what are you going to do about it?”

Engaging others

One of the great benefits of social media is that we are able to remain connected to people from our past that prior to its existence we would just lose contact with and they …

All things new

Working at Bishop Stang High School, and I’m sure most schools, you quickly learn that there is very little down time. There is always something going on. During the summer, Stang …

Where does your light shine?

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. …

Superheroes and the power of love

Superman has his red power cape. Elijah wore a cape to manifest his Divine authority. Most famously, the Virgin Mary is usually portrayed wearing a cape-like garment known …

The July 13 apparition of Mary

Editor’s note: This guest column by Grace Small, a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Attleboro and a high school teacher, is the sixth in a nine-part series …



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