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‘Repairing the world,’ a universal call for all humans

Pope Francis recently released his Apostolic Exhortation, “Gaudete Et Exsultate,” “Rejoice And Be Glad,” (Mt 5:12). In it he contends that the call to holiness is a universal calling for

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English statesman and contemporary role model

Msgr. Thomas Morgan, a retired pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish, Cherry Hill, delivered the following remarks at the parish’s 50th anniversary Communion Breakfast on April 15. On Oct. 29,

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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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Finding the grace of healing in the Holy Land

Saint Ignatius of Loyola advised pilgrims to ask God for the graces they needed before beginning their journey. As my wife and I prepared for our pilgrimage to the Holy

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Church changes began in the early years of Christianity

Something that frustrates Catholic conservatives is church changes. How can even popes change what Jesus left us, let alone activist priests, sisters and parishioners? Fifty years after the close of

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Memorial to honor Holocaust victims

The Anti-Defamation League has reported that anti-Semitic incidents in its 2017 audit has uncovered the highest single-year increase since the organization began releasing its first audit in 1979. Jonathan A.

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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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Teens and parents growing closer to God together

Scott Anthony, a youth minister in Pennsylvania, recalls the moment one of his teens took her father’s hand and guided him through the rosary. It happened at a “Parent-Teen Night”

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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