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There are no words for this title

It was slightly more than 16 years ago when she first set foot in the Jolivet home. During those 16 years, Igor became a fixture, running the house and Lauren, Emilie, Denise …

Appreciating fatherhood

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day throughout the United States. It’s a relatively recent feast, made a permanent national holiday on the third Sunday of June only in 1972 …

Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit is going to change the way we form our youth, and thus, how we form ourselves for the ministry. This is not a document that comes to us from the lofty perch of an …

The corpse raiders

Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect …

Living with integrity

Recently, two young men identifying as women stood atop Connecticut’s high school podiums after their track victories, putting their competitors in an awkward situation. To grumble …

Abortion at the extremes

One of the crazier features of politics these days is that opponents of our quixotic president seem to have themselves become unhinged: When he cuts federal funds to Planned …

The Holy Spirit is knocking!

This is the time in our Liturgical year when the focus is placed on the Holy Spirit and all the Sprit embodies. For many in our local communities, this is a time of feasts and …

RequiesCat In Pace

I first met him at the post office in the summer of 2012 when I first arrived in Kalaupapa. I believe he felt that he had been called to be the official greeter for the post …

Who is my neighbor?

Ash Wednesday I was visiting a large urban area on business. The church I visited had a Lenten theme of “Who is my neighbor?” I smiled as I remembered a young boy in Faith Formation. We had been studying the “Our Father.” …

Be not afraid

Look to the left. Right there at the beginning of the article. See it? Next to my photo. Yup, those three simple little words, superimposed over the picture of St. John Paul II. “Be Not Afraid

Courage is ...

This past week we held our Junior Retreat. It’s on being called to be a leader. As we prepare for our seniors to leave us (this is the hardest part of my job … loving them for four years and then letting them go), we prepare our juniors to become the leaders in the school. 

(Roman?) Catholic — Part Seven

Besides the three surviving Western Rites of the Catholic Church (Roman, Ambrosian, Mozarabic), there are more than 20 Eastern Rites, or as many prefer to be called, Particular …


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