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A worthy Advent cause for all Americans

We Christians celebrate the beginning movement of Advent this year and meditate on our conduct as we await the return of the Lord in his glory. As Christians we also

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The rapid growth of Christianity in Africa

Pope Francis has named Abel Gabuza, the current bishop of Kimberley, South Africa, to the post of coadjutor archbishop of Durban, one of the largest cities in the nation. He

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The church begins anew the liturgical year

The end of the year is upon us. Our calendars (for those who do not use an electronic one) are turning to the last page. It becomes a time to

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Living the Advent Season with John the Baptist

When I read the Sacred Scriptures I keep asking myself, can there be a sadder picture in all of human history than that described in the first book of the

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Evangelization too often included regrettable culture clashes

While skiing in Mont Tremblant this weekend, we drove through Brébeuf, Quebec, obviously named for Saint Jean de Brébeuf, one of the North American martyrs who worked with the Huron

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Abortion, society’s most inflammatory subject

Watching the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, and looking ahead to the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I felt inspired to write this column.

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The ongoing history of anti-Semitism

It is hard to believe that on Nov. 9 we remembered the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. From the German it means “Crystal Night,” more commonly referred to as the “Night

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The contemporary challenge of a groundbreaking document

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Medellin document, one of the most important exhortations calling the church to live in solidarity with the marginalized and vulnerable. In

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Pope Francis’ fascination with ‘El Gaucho’

Though she lived in Spain for much of her adult life, my fiancé was born and attended school in Argentina, and so at both a profound personal and a professional

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There is no way to say thanks too often

The Greek word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. We would be pardoned if we thought it is a religious word only since that is how we use it. But it is an