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The 200th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop WilliamsViolet Hurst

On April 27, 1822 -- 200 years ago last month -- John Joseph Williams, first Archbishop of Boston, was born. Archbishop Williams was the second child of Irish immigrants Michael Williams and Ann Egan. ...

Slumps happen, but this is seriousDick Flavin

When a team is playing well, it seems to find ways to win ball games it might otherwise be expected to lose. The reverse is also true; slumping teams sometimes find uncanny ways of snatching defeat from ...

Dobbs hysteria and Russian disinformationGeorge Weigel

There are striking parallels between the Russian disinformation campaign that continues to foul the global communications space in the third month of the war on Ukraine and the hysterical screeds of pro-abortion ...

May God Go with You into Ordinary TimeLucia A. Silecchia

As a teacher, I have mixed feelings about graduations. While commencements launch new beginnings for graduates, they are also bittersweet farewells. Each year, the basic formula of our graduation ceremonies ...

What the father of abortion had in mindRussell Shaw

In the uproar over the leak of an early draft of a Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion, the rhetoric of editorialists and commentators friendly to abortion ...

My sense, your nonsenseGreg Erlandson

A friend of mine is threatening to run for office. His slogan will be "Stop the Nonsense." I think it's a slogan an increasing number of us could get behind. Nonsense is in the eye of the beholder, ...

A look at Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service CenterShannon Lyons

May marks Haitian Heritage Month in the U.S., a celebration first held in 1998 right here in the city of Boston. Nearly a quarter of a century later, it is now a cherished tradition celebrated in cities ...

An update on MookieDick Flavin

Ten percent of a baseball season is not enough of a sample to be an accurate predictor of how things will turn out in the end. But it is a snapshot of how they are going at a particular time, so let's ...

A new patron saint for Catholic journalismGeorge Weigel

As of May 15, Catholic journalists around the world will be able to count one of their number among the saints, as Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, is ...

The light of Christ shines in UkrainePatricia Dineen and Shelagh O'Brien

Light will overcome darkness -- in Ukraine and around the world. Today, Catholic Relief Services, or CRS, the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is ...