I’m so with you

I don’t want to do this. I truly don’t want to do this. For nearly 20 years I have been sharing my life with you; the fun times with family and friends and my beloved Igor, …

Preparing for an atypical Holy Week

This Lent has been one few of us will ever forget. On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with ashes and reminded that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. Few of us realized …

Healing

“The prison-house in which I live is falling to decay. But God renews my spirit’s strength, within these walls of clay.” —Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

The Lenten season thus begins …

Christian girls and abortion

When Mother Teresa visited New Bedford in June 1995, she told those of us gathered at St. Lawrence Martyr Church: “Abortion is the greatest evil of today.” Never one to mince …

No quarantine for grace

In our current trial, in which anxious people are isolated from their normal routines — including attendance at Holy Mass — we have a wonderful teaching moment to reiterate what …

The background of The Little Sisters’ faithful religious practices

On January 17, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it had agreed to review a decision of a federal appeals court in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania that …

Healing our blindness

This weekend we are once again being reminded to be the light for others, to lift the darkness from their lives, as well as our own.  We are also asked to not be too quick to …

Ghostbusters Of Kalaupapa

I was here in my easy chair, where I tend to think better, when they burst onto the scene. Some were carrying white buckets while others were toting back tanks from which hoses protruded. …

Finding the great person inside

The concierge handed me a business card with the cell number for the Uber driver. I texted him. I was in a crafts shop when my phone pinged. The retired educator I had been speaking with paused her story as I checked my phone. …

One in 10

I once heard a story about a man who had passed away and was getting a tour of Heaven with St. Peter. They approached a room that was bustling with activity. There were angels and babies everywhere. …

Desperation move

I just got back from the March for Life where I was blessed to attend the Life is Very Good Rally on the Thursday night and the Friday morning. The emcee at both of the conferences was fantastic. …

Walking in the footsteps of Christ

This past Christmas break, I had the blessing of going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with my seminary. There, the Scriptures came alive, as I saw and experienced the …

How will we, the Church, emerge from this crisis?

As Catholics, how will we emerge as a Church from the COVID-19 crisis and this unprecedented time of social distancing? Perhaps after all the scandal and corruption in recent …

Mary, Mother of the Church, the entire mystical Body of Christ

Our Lenten observance was punctuated with the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25. In this Joyful Mystery of the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the fullness of time” we recall that this was the moment all creation was awaiting since the fall of Adam and Eve. 


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