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The German bishops and the limits of synodality

The German bishops at their Feb. 19-22 general assembly announced that “after intensive debate,” 49 of the 62 members that were present under the leadership of Cardinal Reinhard Marx petitioned

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A time to honor our mothers and fathers

During the months of May and June, we take time to pay honor to our mothers and fathers.  Some will jokingly say that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just

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Experiencing Durham Cathedral and ‘the Hidden Gem’

Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies recently inaugurated an exciting program in partnership with the Northern English dioceses of Liverpool, Leeds, Hallam, Salford, Middlesbrough, and Hexham & Newcastle to

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The Millennial Generation and the Post-Post-Conciliar Church

This week I was invited to Villanova University to participate in their conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election, titled “Pope Francis – A Voice Crying Out in

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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.