Family prayer — a witness to children of love of God

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If you are like me you are probably getting tired of “all-COVID-19-all-the-time” news. Every article I see online seems to be about COVID-19, there...

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

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It came to me last week during our annual Sacred Hearts Retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley. My next article would...

For better or worse, in sickness and health, from day one

“I promise to be faithful to you, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love you and to honor you...

The everlasting evergreen: The history and symbolism of the Christmas tree

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The Season of Christmas Presents have been opened, abundant amounts of eggnog have been consumed, and laughter and Christmas joy have filled the air. The...

The background of The Little Sisters’ faithful religious practices

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On January 17, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it had agreed to review a decision of a federal appeals court in Little Sisters...

Happy Birthday Jesus

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We were praying the Rosary. Sister Claire announced the Nativity as “Happy Birthday Jesus.” After we completed the Rosary, I gently suggested perhaps one...

Missionaries of Mercy in response to the kairos of mercy

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In the Gospel, Jesus would regularly huddle the Apostles after they had returned from the journeys on which He had sent them out to...

Decisions of consequence

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I recently watched a compelling video prepared by a group called “Heartbeat International.” They provide women, who regret having taken an abortion pill, the chance...

A day of gratitude or mourning?

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Last December 16, we marked the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ disembarking in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and this year we celebrate the quatercentenary of the...

Preparing for the inaugural World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Many countries have special days to honor grandparents.  Some choose fixed days: Poland celebrates on January 21 (grandmothers) and 22 (grandfathers); The Netherlands, June 4;...

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