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Meeting the need at Thanksgiving and throughout the yearDebbie Rambo

The Thanksgiving season can be immensely difficult for families in our community living on the brink. When temperatures drop in the fall, people already struggling to make ends meet must suddenly also ...

Has anybody seen Hanley?Dick Flavin

Now that the dust has settled, the duck boats have been parked, and the trophy has been repaired after being wounded by the incoming barrage of beer cans during the parade, what would you say was the ...

Grateful for everythingDwight G. Duncan

Thanksgiving is an awesome time of year. A time to take stock, at harvest season, of all the good things -- family, friends, peace, prosperity -- in our lives, and to be grateful to God and to others ...

A century after the ArmisticeGeorge Weigel

I'm just old enough to remember when my elders still called November 11 "Armistice Day:" the armistice in question that which stopped the shooting in the Great War. As a military matter, World War I may ...

Remembering World War I and the ArmisticeAshlynn Rickord

Americans rejoiced on Nov. 11, 1918, when an armistice was reached with the German Empire, effectively ending World War I. This Sunday marks the 100-year anniversary, which calls us to look back on the ...

Roberts stole that baseDick Flavin

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Beantown nine that night; Down three games to none, ninth inning, end in sight. So to the stricken multitude ignominy beckoned. Then pinch runner Roberts made a ...

On not being a vegetableRichard Doerflinger

Of all the dilemmas classified under end-of-life issues, the most divisive even for Catholics has been the treatment of people diagnosed as being in a "vegetative state." The phrase has been used to ...

Roots of Catholic angerGeorge Weigel

After a month out of the country, working in Rome at Synod-2018 and helping mark the 40th anniversary of John Paul II's election at events in Brussels and Warsaw, I came home to find Catholic anger over ...

End Times?Russell Shaw

As I stood in line waiting to go to confession recently (yes, I still do that), a man who'd lately exited the confessional approached me and in a confidential tone of voice said, "I'm beginning to believe ...

Joy, grief, struggle and hopeMichael B. Reardon

November is a time in our Church to remember and pray for those who have gone before us and to be reminded that, through our baptism, we too are called to sainthood. As Pope Francis reminds us, "saints ...