Live life with gratitude

A priest friend told me that the parish secretary had incorrectly typed on the weekly calendar in the parish Sunday bulletin for the last...

Read Scripture as biblical authors intended

The window-opening council called Vatican II ended 50 years ago, blowing in the Spirit’s fresh air. We have had a half century to catch...

Hopes and challenges for the New Year

As we begin this New Year, I thought I would share with you some of the hopes and challenges that religious leaders propose for...

Forgiveness: Merciful like the Father

This is the last in a series or columns on forgiveness in connection with the Jubilee of Mercy. The process of forgiveness does not begin...

Mantener a Dios presente en el Día de Acción de Gracias

“Mantener a Cristo en la Navidad” es un lema muy necesario que nos recuerda que el 25 de diciembre se trata de Cristo. En...

The local African-American-Caribbean Catholic Community

One of the challenges that migrants face as they go far away from their native land is how to find a place where they...

Pray and work for human life and social justice

Catholics last November voted 52 percent for Donald Trump and 48 for Hillary Clinton. Contrary to the “fake news” that said Pope Francis endorsed...

Reflections on the Orlando killings

While the nation continues to take in the full extent of the mass killing in Orlando this past week, the worst in American history,...

Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

Shortly before this paper went to press, and with relatively little fanfare, Pope Francis released an Apostolic Constitution this week entitled, “Episcopalis Communio,” in...

The often unrecognized heroism of Belgian nuns

Just two weeks before our Holy Father, Pope Francis, traveled to Poland for World Youth Day 2016, where he visited both Auschwitz and Berkenau...
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