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It's the Simple ThingsMaureen Crowley Heil

Sometimes on a Sunday night, I start to stress a little about what I will write for the next edition of The Boston Pilot. Honestly, it's not because of a lack of topics from which to choose. For instance, ...

New for all agesScott Hahn

By God's goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile. That's the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today's First Reading. ...

A faithful foreman for the Lord of the HarvestFather Roger J. Landry

On Sunday, May 15, Pope Francis will canonize 10 new saints. The headliners across the Catholic world will likely be Father Titus Brandsma (d. 1942), the Dutch Carmelite martyred by the Nazis in Dachau, ...

Protestants, Catholics and tithingFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I grew up in a Protestant church but converted to Catholicism. Sometimes it seems to me that Catholics give a lot less money to their churches than Protestants do. (The Sunday collections reported ...

The Heart of a Missionary: Pauline Marie JaricotMaureen Crowley Heil

Born in 1799, Pauline Marie Jaricot, the foundress of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, believed that if we could all "pray a little and give a little," we could be the co-architects of the ...

Shepherd and the lambScott Hahn

Israel's mission -- to be God's instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6) -- is fulfilled in the Church. By the "Word of God" that Paul and Barnabas preach in today's ...

When to leave Mass?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. When is it proper to leave church at the end of Mass? Do you have to stay for the recessional hymn to end, or can we leave after the blessing, while the recessional is still being sung? (city and state ...

The need for foreign-born religious workersBishop Nicholas DiMarzio

The U.S. immigration system should meet the needs of our communities and nation, but it often fails to do so. One issue that greatly affects the Catholic Church in the United States and many other religious ...

GlorifiedJaymie Stuart Wolfe

There's a reason why the traditional Easter greeting for Christians is "Christ is Risen" and not "Happy Easter." It's because it's so easy for us to lose sight of what we're supposed to ...

Solidarity in the Easter SeasonMaureen Crowley Heil

The readings at Mass during the Easter Season -- stretching from Easter Sunday to Pentecost -- tell us so much about the budding Church -- the early fear, the growth of community, and the sharing of goods. ...