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The Millennial Generation and the Post-Post-Conciliar Church

This week I was invited to Villanova University to participate in their conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election, titled “Pope Francis – A Voice Crying Out in

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Saint Benoît-Joseph Labre, ‘the begger of Rome’

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has created a number of striking sculptures which are situated in prominent locations around Rome, and the globe. One of the most renown is the bronze

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‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’

Pope Francis continues to advocate for a deepening awareness of and care for our common home, the earth. It is indubitable that the poor and marginalized disproportionately shoulder the burdens

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God’s thunderous voice in a quiet room

Holy Angels Parish in Woodbury hosts an American Sign Language Inclusion Mass on the first Sunday evening of each month. I recently attended one celebrated by Father Hugh Bradley and

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Consider a fast from technology for Lent

Theologian Daniel Groody, CSC has reflected on strengthening our spiritual disciplines in various demonstrations of solidarity and renewal, some of which are particularly appropriate for Lent: focusing on prayer, simplicity

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The work of forming lay and ministerial leaders

This week the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry met in Orlando, Florida. The 30-year-old organization draws together directors of programs, deans, administrators and faculty from the Catholic world charged

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Recognizing one another as persons

Among the most prominent of Pope Francis’s American appointments of bishops, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago recently gave a riveting talk in an auditorium adjacent to Holy Name Cathedral on

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Flying to victory on the wings of tradition

The Second Vatican Council emphasized a greater appreciation for the contours of the local church, firmly rooted in the culture and community in which believers affirm their faith in the

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A southern wind blowing through the church

This year I was blessed to celebrate the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord with my prometida (fiancé) in Spain. Though she has lived in the Balearic islands for

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The Holy Name of Jesus

In 2002, Pope John Paul II encouraged in the adoption of the revised Roman Missal a reinstitution of the memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus, which had been suppressed