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Go ahead — make someone’s day!

We all know what this world is like right now — filled with hatred, accusations, lies, betrayal, bigotries, prejudices, and a total lack of trying to understand each …

What’s the difference?

19 October 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Mother Teresa beatified (2003)

A priest can be asked some strange questions while …

World Mission Sunday and the reform of the Church

Among the harmful consequences of the multidimensional clergy sexual abuse crisis is the way that it disfigures the face of the Church and impedes the …

Trust

As the long, hot summer melted into fall the Church was in full swing. Parishes were ramping up for a new catechetical year. Thousands of catechists around the …

Opioids, pain management, and addiction: balancing ethical duties

Almost two million Americans are now addicted to opioids. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that more than 100 people die each day in the U.S. from …

We’re in this together

The “universal priesthood,” although misunderstood by non-Catholic Christians, has always undergirded the Church’s understanding of the right worship of God. …

Say it ain’t so

There have been recent calls for Pope Francis (and Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., for that matter) to resign for supposedly knowing about ex-Cardinal …

After you!

In a world of instant gratification, of putting oneself first, and an emphasis on status, we often forget that as Christians, our main purpose is to serve others. This …

And then the rains came

“When the rains came, I looked to Heaven.
When they washed away my dreams, I cried all night.
In my heart I knew you’d be there because I felt …

Even as I wander, I’m keeping You in sight

The principal said, “He’s staying in AP chemistry.” Absolutely disagreeing with his decision, but knowing it was pointless to debate, I silently entered the conference …

Get your Catholic on!

As I was leaving the Reflection Room at UMass Dartmouth after Adoration Wednesday evening, I looked up and saw a small poster that we had placed there …

What does it mean to be Catholic?

Oftentimes we hear people say to be Catholic is to be a good person. Well, goodness is a characteristic of being Catholic, but it isn’t the only characteristic …

Known and loved

There is a great new song out by Christian artist Tauren Wells entitled “Known.” If you like the sound of Ed Sheeran, then this is an artist you will probably like. The chorus …

The latest editions of the Missal and the Lectionary

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

The first document of the Second Vatican Council was the Constitution on the …



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