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Igor’s top 10

As I sit here and find the right words to fill this edition’s column, it’s May 23. For most, just one date out of 366 this year. For me, it marks one year that I last hugged …

For better or worse, in sickness and health, from day one

“I promise to be faithful to you, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love you and to honor you all the days of my life.” 

On the day of their wedding, …

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 …

Can you hear Him calling?

We are living in some trying times and strive on a daily basis to understand — why?  Why is this happening to us, to our world, to all we hold Sacred and believe in?  In life …

Green side of the grass

“You can’t be in a hurry, your pace is like a snail.
The highlight of your morning is when you check your mail. 
But at least you’re on the green side of the grass.”

Hello out there, …

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. …

Happy Birthday!

I did not want to write about the pandemic. I did not want to write about the sacrifices we have had to make in the last three months. I did not want to write about the light at the end of the tunnel. …

Mary, Mother of the Church — Spouse of the Holy Spirit and Mediatrix of all graces

During the month of May we honor our Blessed Lady as our loving Mother of the Church. By instituting the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost, Pope Francis has shown us by means of the Liturgy the profound union that exists between Our Lady and the Holy Spirit. …


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