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There is so very much I don’t know — and I’m sorry

If the year 2020 taught me anything at all, it’s that there is so very much that I don’t know. It’s not because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and fighting an invisible enemy — …

More than some Good News

At the end of March, toward the beginning of the pandemic shutdowns, actor and filmmaker John Krasinski established an uplifting and entertaining eight-part YouTube series …

Laudato Sí revisited

“Brothers and sisters, we know that all Creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, we also …

Accelerating vaccine development

Creating a new vaccine and bringing it to market typically requires more than a decade of research and clinical testing. Many companies and research groups are working overtime …

The tilt of the world

Being older, I can confirm that the playgrounds of my childhood were somewhat less safe than those at present, and one encounter with a particularly unfriendly beast provided me …

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 …

‘Our mission — should we choose to accept …’

We are living in very tumultuous times, there is so much uncertainty and fear, and every day we are faced with a barrage of information that drags us down. Our world is filled …

Going to the Chapel of Love

 “Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married
Gee I really love you
And we’re gonna get married
Goin’ to the chapel of love.”

Many …

Carving out Sacred space

The young man was making the after-school help session so much longer and more difficult than it had to be. Today, everything was a major debate. Then, without warning, he switched topics to religion. …

Oh, the places you will go!

As we come to a close of this most unusual school year, many of you are coming to the close of your high school or college career in a most unusual way. The current health crisis and the recent violence that has rocked our country, have no doubt added even more stress than usual. …

Mary, Mother of the Church and Spiritual maternity for priests 

This year June 1, the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church sets the tone for a month traditionally devoted to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and to prayer for the sanctification of the clergy. With this new memorial we can perceive Our Lady’s maternal influence over the Church and the priesthood. …

It’s all Greek to me

Back in the middle of the last century when I first started my college education, Walter Kroy had a room in the dormitory, just two doors away from mine. He later married a Catholic girl. …


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