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These emotions aren’t hollow

I’ve mentioned before that I have always had an affinity for wolves. It’s likely because my pépère was born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec (River of the Wolves).

I’ve also …

Staging

Sunday 5 August 2018 —Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — four open houses in town today

There are always lots of houses for sale on Cape …

The reform of the clergy, phase two

The sad revelations about the sins of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, involving the sexual abuse of male minors and seminarians, have brought the Church …

Share the journey

Jesus’ questions sound so easy but the answers can be complicated. “When did you see Me homeless? Who is your neighbor?” When Jesus asks a question He expects …

Promethean medical temptations

Superheroes attract us. From Greek gods to Superman and Spiderman, our fascination with the awesome deeds of superheroes beckons us to become masters of our …

Whose law will prevail?

The most perplexing aspect of the arguments surrounding abortion are the fundamental inconsistencies. After years of pushing for access to contraceptives and …

The smokescreen of emanations from penumbras

This Sunday, July 29, is the 50th anniversary of the actual publication of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” on the regulation of birth, …

One another

What is friendship? Often we will make reference to someone we know as a friend, we hear children speaking about their best friend, and even couples will refer to their …

Catmantic

With a little coaxing and a firm push, I had managed to put Maka Reilly, my oldest cat, into a cat carrier in order to fly him to Topside Molokai …

Touch a heart

The words “please walk” were powerless amidst the sea of kids running and screaming. I diffused one touchy situation by calmly helping to pick up some papers that …

Follow Me

When I was younger, I never said no to God, I just never said yes. That phrase is perhaps a perfect description and summary of my spiritual life through …

The road to sainthood

“If we are called by God to holiness of life, and if holiness is beyond our natural power to achieve (which it certainly is) then it follows that God Himself …

Love your selfie

As I sit here typing this column, I have recently read on social media that today is National Selfie Day. I will admit that while I think having a national day of something …

A glimpse of early Christian worship

Editor’s note: This continues a series of columns by Father Martin L. Buote on Catholic worship.

In the last installment about our worship, I quoted from chapter …

Immigration, Church teaching and political calculus

I am writing in this space a guest column, instead of on the editorial page (although I did write this week’s editorial, as you can tell from the ample use of quotes …



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