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Reflections on ‘San Valentino’ and love

On Valentine’s Day, I went with a few friends to light a candle in front of the relic of San Valentino in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, which

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Pope Francis and today’s technology

Theologian Vincent Miller has written a number of interesting articles and books about globalization and commodification in our contemporary world, touching often upon the role technology plays in them. He

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

Fasting for Lent and the FaithFULL Food Drive

For as long as I can remember, my mom has given up sweets for both Lent and Advent. As a kid, this struck me as bizarre, but I never asked

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Our changing church, from organs to medicine

It is not God but we who fear change. Psychologists have found that even teens, who see themselves as cutting edge, forging into the future unafraid, dislike change, and for

Columns Growing in Faith

Féile Bride, the ‘Festival of Brigid’

My stepfather is from Armagh, one of the southernmost counties in Northern Ireland on the border with the Republic, and so I spent a few days there this week in

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

It is a joy to serve the Lord and his people

My name is Sister Bianca Camilleri. I am a Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I reside in Glassboro and belong to St. Bridget’s Parish. I am

Columns That All May Be One

The U.N. meeting on anti-Semitism

On Jan. 27 the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps by the Soviet Red Army troops. About 1.5 million people, 1.1 million of them

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

With Child Number Five, our family became ‘large’

With all the recent discussions in the media that seem to be critical of large families and with an eye toward the World Meeting of Families this coming September, I

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The 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth

I write these words on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century and a man who had a

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Consecrated as a virgin living in the world

On Jan. 21 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, AnnaMae Muryasz was consecrated to God by Bishop Dennis Sullivan as a virgin living in the world. The