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The modern plight of the ancient Magi

T.S. Eliot begins with a description that seems especially appropriate to the people of South Jersey at this time: “A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time

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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

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Leader of Mormon Church, Thomas S. Monson, dies

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Thomas S. Monson, leader of the 15.9 million member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), sometimes known as the Mormon Church, died at

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Throw away your razor and grow spiritually

For some of us, there are those rare occasions in life when little things occur that make you feel kind of special. I’m not talking about those little endearing things

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Stewardship from the ground floor, walls to come later

We’ve all heard the saying, “The church isn’t the building, it’s the people.” You won’t find a truer example locally than Saint Katharine Drexel in Egg Harbor Township, where there

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Saint Francis, Pope Francis and the Cross of San Damiano

In 2013, shortly after being elected to lead the universal church, Pope Francis visited some of the sites associated with Saint Francis of Assisi. One of these stops included a

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A good time to reflect on Saint Francis of Assisi

Advent is a time for preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas, the birth of the God-Man Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection as, with joyful hope, we await

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The Francis from Assisi and the Francis in Rome

This June I’ll be teaching a course on the “Theology of Pope Francis” in Rome. (Information is available at www.luc.edu/ips if you are interested in participating as a non-degree seeking

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Parents today who are living out the Holy Family’s plight

As we celebrate the Christmas Season, I think of the Holy Family as well as of many struggling families today. I think of Mary and Joseph desperately searching for lodging

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Rejoice in the Lord and God’s goodness always

Did you know that certain Sundays take their names from the first Latin word in the Introit, (the antiphon of the Mass.) Gaudete Sunday does just that. The first words