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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

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Saint Joseph the righteous is the model for every man

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary. This feast dates from the eighth century AD. On this feast we commemorate the spouse of Mary as

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The senseless tragedy of Parkland, Florida

This past Ash Wednesday, a day set aside by most Christians to begin the 40 day period of spiritual preparation for the celebration of our central belief of Jesus’ triumph

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What does a missionary disciple do?

Phyllis Sanders is someone other people just love to be around. With sparkling eyes and an infectious laugh that fills any room she’s in with joy, Phyllis brings the love

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The work of forming lay and ministerial leaders

This week the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry met in Orlando, Florida. The 30-year-old organization draws together directors of programs, deans, administrators and faculty from the Catholic world charged

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Self-discipline to win the imperishable crown

The start of the Winter Olympics, as well as the recent Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls to mind the words of Saint Paul in the ninth chapter

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Celebrating the contributions of African-Americans

During the month of February we celebrate Black History Month. Using this month to celebrate the contributions and gifts of the African-American community began in 1926 with the introduction of

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Recognizing one another as persons

Among the most prominent of Pope Francis’s American appointments of bishops, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago recently gave a riveting talk in an auditorium adjacent to Holy Name Cathedral on

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A physician’s experience with women religious

Although usually quite shy, Dr. Oliver Sacks was so enchanted by a lunar eclipse one night that he stopped people on the street and pressed his small telescope into their

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Flying to victory on the wings of tradition

The Second Vatican Council emphasized a greater appreciation for the contours of the local church, firmly rooted in the culture and community in which believers affirm their faith in the