A little good news

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Back in 1983 the Canadian singer Anne Murray released a song which, unfortunately, is still timely today. Entitled “A little good news,” it begins...

Care for the sick

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On Tuesday, the feast of St. Elizabeth Seton (who cared for the sick herself), Pope Francis released his message for the 30th World Day...

Crisis in the Ukraine

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At press time the war has not broken out yet. God willing (and it is rather certain that this would be His will), it...

Love, not presumption

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In the New Bedford Standard-Times on January 13 there was an editorial cartoon entitled “Full House,” with a halo over the “u,” and with...

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...

Responding to our vocation as peacemakers

As we witness the appalling images of death and destruction from Ukraine and many — including some national leaders — behave as if they’re...

Doing something beautiful for God

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This past Sunday Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., bestowed the Marian Medal on 70 parishioners from across the diocese. In his homily at...

The pope’s Lenten Message

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Pope Francis begins his Lenten Message by urging us to reflect on this quote: “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in...

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,...

Sharing the triumph of the Victor-Victim

On some Good Fridays, especially those that occur on sunny spring days, it can be spiritual challenging to enter interiorly into darkness that descended...

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