Thanksgiving in a time of pandemic

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This past Sunday, the church commemorated World Day of the Poor. Each year on this day, Catholics are called to pray for and meet Christ in the … Read More

Embracing the gift of Divine Mercy

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This time of year the church asks us to remember those who have gone before us. These days of remembrance begin on Oct. 31, with All Hallows … Read More

You are invited to ‘A Night of Hope’

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If there is one word that captures 2020, that word might be suffering. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many effects it has had … Read More

Bold in faith and prudent in action

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Brothers and sisters, as I write to you today, it has now been more than six months since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted all of our lives. You … Read More

Right to life: The preeminent priority

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Last November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to make the right to life the “preeminent priority” of the Catholic Church in the United States. Why … Read More

Transition time and the Lord’s day

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As you know, almost six months ago, our lives changed dramatically. As the reality of the pandemic hit us, we had to adjust quickly as the decision … Read More

Preserving our religious freedom

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Recently I saw a video that really stuck with me. In the video a Harvard professor recounted a conversation he had with a colleague from China who had … Read More

Gratitude for our health care heroes

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Every generation of young people seems to have to go through some trial — world wars, economic depressions, social and cultural revolutions. These experiences become formative for … Read More