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We’re still standing

I must preface this column with the caveat that I’m not diminishing the great sense of loss of those whose parish and/or schools have or are going to close. My family …

And they will come

Tuesday 30 October 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Mischief Night (traditional).

They come here in droves. They come from Brazil, …

Jesus’ response to the scandals? 

This second wave of the revelation of the sexual abuse scandals in the Church has been sickening and disheartening for so many as we confront the suffering …

Trust

As the long, hot summer melted into fall the Church was in full swing. Parishes were ramping up for a new catechetical year. Thousands of catechists around the …

Sexual orientation: Hope for restoration and healing with SOCE

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts rely on professional therapy and counseling, often in a religious context, to assist those struggling with unwanted homosexual …

We’re in this together

The “universal priesthood,” although misunderstood by non-Catholic Christians, has always undergirded the Church’s understanding of the right worship of God. …

Say it ain’t so

There have been recent calls for Pope Francis (and Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., for that matter) to resign for supposedly knowing about ex-Cardinal …

After you!

In a world of instant gratification, of putting oneself first, and an emphasis on status, we often forget that as Christians, our main purpose is to serve others. This …

And then the rains came

“When the rains came, I looked to Heaven.
When they washed away my dreams, I cried all night.
In my heart I knew you’d be there because I felt …

Even as I wander, I’m keeping You in sight

The principal said, “He’s staying in AP chemistry.” Absolutely disagreeing with his decision, but knowing it was pointless to debate, I silently entered the conference …

Get your Catholic on!

As I was leaving the Reflection Room at UMass Dartmouth after Adoration Wednesday evening, I looked up and saw a small poster that we had placed there …

What does it mean to be Catholic?

Oftentimes we hear people say to be Catholic is to be a good person. Well, goodness is a characteristic of being Catholic, but it isn’t the only characteristic …

Known and loved

There is a great new song out by Christian artist Tauren Wells entitled “Known.” If you like the sound of Ed Sheeran, then this is an artist you will probably like. The chorus …

How Catholic worship is to be

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a series of columns by Father Buote on Catholic worship.

Did you notice the difference in this installment of our …



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