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A march, a movie and a meeting

There are three things I heard over the past week that are stuck in my head. First, “We are the pro-life generation!” Thousands of young people chanted this refrain at

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Ministering to advance the rights and dignity of all

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, was founded in LePuy, France in 1650, by a Jesuit priest, Father Jean-Pierre Medaille. As active contemplative women

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

Making room for Uncle Bobbie

First in a series of monthly columns by different writers on the Year of the Family. Uncle Bobbie was the life of the party, quick with a joke or a

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

Christmas wrap-up, Roman style

As the church officially marked the end of the Christmas season on Jan. 11’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Romans are this week packing up the presepi

Columns Office of Stewardship

Serving Our Lord from ‘the catacombs’

By Frank Sinatra We’ve all heard the stories about the early days of Christendom, where members of the church practiced their faith in catacombs. And while this general practice is

As I See It Columns

Conversation on race relations is both tough and necessary

By James E. Andrews Despite the fact that we are now in 2015, I believe that there is still much more work to be done to reach a position where

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

‘Wisdom of the heart’ infused by the Holy Spirit

The pope recently released his message for the 23rd World Day of the Sick, which will be held on Feb. 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Justice, not charity, is the solution to poverty

Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Francisco had an eye-opening essay in America magazine last November. Noting the resistance of some American Catholics to Pope Francis’s frequent criticisms of

Columns That All May Be One

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Later this month, Jan. 18-25, the church will be celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Bishop Dennis Sullivan and some other Christian bishops and leaders will be joining

Columns That All May Be One

Pope Francis: Continuing the path of unity

Some historians and history text books contend that there was a single moment in history in the year 1054 AD when the churches of East and West divided one from