Can you hear Him calling?

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We are living in some trying times and strive on a daily basis to understand — why?  Why is this happening to us, to...

Restoring essential services

In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase Two” in the...

Thank you

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In my last column I shared a struggle that has plagued me all my life, and the response from Anchor readers was overwhelming. Thank you all...

COVID Church

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If you have ever woken in the middle of the night to racing thoughts and unspecific anxiety, don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you....

Close

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He is risen! He is risen indeed! Happy Easter!  I know that it has not felt very much like Easter. Many of you probably watched Easter Mass on TV. You probably had...

Walk by Faith and not by Sight

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Most years, Holy Saturday has been one of handling household responsibilities as I gently transition to prepare for the Easter Vigil Mass to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord. Today though, it...

How to tell a conference

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I played around the monitor screen with my mouse and fiddled and diddled until I heard a voice, a familiar voice, the voice of Bishop Larry. Then the video screen began...

God’s enduring mercy and COVID-19

One of the most powerful Psalms to pray when we might be feeling abandoned by God is the “Great Hallel,” so called because it is an extraordinary hymn of praise...

Thinking through the rationing of ventilators

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When ventilators are in short supply, several key ethical principles can assist clinicians: 1) Ventilators should not be rationed based on categorical exclusions such as a patient’s age, disability (e.g. being paraplegic) or...

How will we, the Church, emerge from this crisis?

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As Catholics, how will we emerge as a Church from the COVID-19 crisis and this unprecedented time of social distancing? Perhaps after all the scandal and corruption in recent years, this moment marks...

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