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Taking our Wounds to the Eucharist

Recently a man came to me, asking for help. He carried some deep wounds, not physical wounds, but emotional wounds to his soul. What surprised me initially was that, while he was deeply wounded, he ...



Fake historyGeorge Weigel

Speaking of public policy debates, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that, while everyone had a right to his opinion, no one had a right to his own facts. Something similar might be said about today's ...

Child poverty and marriageRussell Shaw

In setting out to confront a problem, it's necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child poverty in America provides a painful illustration of what comes of ignoring ...

Is lying always sinful?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am a caregiver for my elderly mother and also for another woman, who is 95. My goal in life, at this point, is to help my mother to be happy. (She was severely abused by my father, who later committed ...

Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubiaCatholic News Agency

Bologna, Italy, Jan 16, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions which exist about the interpretation of ...

VocationsSusan Abbott

Cardinal Sean asked that vocations to the diocesan priesthood be a priority in every local pastoral plan (LPP). From "Disciples in Mission" the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan: "The collaborative pastoral ...

What it hinges onJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Our kitchen cabinets are really beautiful. I can say that with no risk of arrogance because we didn't put them in. They were here when we bought our house in November 2000. The previous owners told us ...

Perfect OfferingScott Hahn

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 49:3,5-6; Psalm 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today's First Reading. He tells us of the mission given ...

Are Catholic schools 'worth it'?Kathy Mears

2017 is here and it came with many resolutions from many people! I was like many and thought about what I should resolve to do. The usual list of losing weight and disengaging from technology are always ...