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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 ...

Growing your wealth and spreading Christ's message through faith-based investingMike Skillman

''If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?" (1 John 3:17) Catholics are called to spread God's ...

The overlooked third diocesan synod of 1872Thomas Lester

One hundred-fifty years ago this month, priests of the Diocese of Boston convened at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the yet incomplete Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Washington Street for the third diocesan ...

Happy ChandlerDick Flavin

It was 75 years ago that baseball finally awoke from its long slumber of Jim Crowism and allowed the desegregation of the game. Credit for making the long overdue reform become fact belongs to three men: ...

A bias against children's livesRichard Doerflinger

Thirty years ago, my wife was 16 weeks pregnant with our third child. At a routine prenatal checkup, our doctor suddenly looked very concerned and said she couldn't hear our baby's heartbeat. ...

The Russian path not takenGeorge Weigel

I've been thinking recently about Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken," and its relationship to a deceased Russian Orthodox priest. As the Soviet Union was crumbling in 1990, two roads metaphorically ...

The banquet of Ordinary TimesLucia A. Silecchia

It was a Sunday in May, and I was seven years old. I had a new veil that was mine, a "pre-owned" white dress that had been my sister's, and a bouquet of pink and white lace-wrapped carnations whose ...