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...

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...

Tis the season (alas)

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I guess it all began shortly after the Fourth of July. But now that Halloween is over, the media blitz begins in earnest. It’s Christmas....

Fostering Liturgical communion and love

"Every Liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the priest and of His Body which is the Church, is a Sacred action...

Routines

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Wow, I don’t know about you, but my daily routines have just about been thrown out the window. Over the last month or two...

What can we be sure of?

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In late August, my wife and I moved across several states to Fall River (toddler and newborn in tow), my wife a hospital floor...

What young people could most profit from hearing about Marriage

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Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious. In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s...

Celebrating joyfully the First Sunday of the Word of God

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On January 26, the Church will celebrate for the first time an important new annual feast, the Sunday of the Word of God, which...

Be a blessing

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I glanced at Fulghum’s book entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” I smiled as I relived a moment with my...

The teaching of the Church about the ethics of Covid vaccines

I n recent weeks, I have encountered scores of people who are confused about Church teaching with regard to the morality of taking COVID-19 vaccines.  This...

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