Praying for peace and for souls

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This past Sunday Pope Francis issued a worldwide call for prayer after leading the people in St. Peter’s Square in the recitation of the...

Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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Back in February the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments issued a decree changing July 29th on the Church’s calendar...

A heart stronger than weapons of every kind

Last Friday, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation marking the Incarnation of the Son of God in response to the Blessed Virgin Mary’s fiat,...

Is foul language necessary to share the faith credibly?

One of the unfortunate controversies about Mark Wahlberg’s new movie “Father Stu,” especially in Catholic circles, concerns the movie’s heavy use of foul language.  One...

Wisdom and understanding

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During the Easter season at daily and Sunday Masses we hear proclaimed (even if only via television or the Internet) the Acts of the...

Counsel and fortitude

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We continue looking at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit this week by meditating on two more of them: counsel and fortitude. In Psalm 16,...

Father John Perry

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“Perhaps truer words have never been spoken: ‘Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come’ (Mt...

Laudato si’ Action Platform

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On Tuesday Pope Francis launched the Laudato si’ Action Platform (LSAP), which Cardinal Peter Turkson, the prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Promotion...

Peace in our times

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As we prepare this editorial early in the week, we do not know in what situation the United States will find itself vis-a-vis Iran...

Saint Stephen

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This weekend, since Christmas Day falls on Saturday, December 26 will not be celebrated as “the feast of Stephen,” as we hear in the...

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