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Living Water for the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

"The Church offers her maternal care to all children and their families, and she brings them the blessing of Jesus." -- Pope Francis Imagine the hopelessness you would feel if you were unable to provide ...

A great chasmScott Hahn

The rich and powerful are visited with woe and exile in today's Liturgy -- not for their wealth but for their refusal to share it; not for their power but for their indifference to the suffering at ...

Honoring Andy Williams: My Huckleberry FriendFather Richard Erikson

One of the most cherished traditions of the Catholic faith is to honor the lives and memories of those we love by accompanying them with our prayers and reflecting on the preciousness and impact of their ...

Is God calling you to serve him and his Church as a deacon?Deacon Christopher Connelly

How does one discern a call from God to a vocation in the Church? God calls all people to holiness. Within this call, God calls each of us to a particular state in life. For some, this particular call ...

The best is yet to comeSister Constance Veit, LSP

Robert Browning, John Lennon, and Pope Francis. What could a Victorian-era poet, a 20th-century rock star, and a 21st-century pope possibly have in common? Well, I recently discovered something ...

The inheritance of Ordinary TimeLucia A. Silecchia

In September, the Catholic University community gathered for our annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to mark the start of the new academic year. I prayed for my students and my colleagues -- and I hope that ...

The church and climate changeFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am appalled that the Church has apparently bought into the climate change mania. This, despite significant scientific evidence to the contrary -- and especially in spite of its obvious political ...

God save the queenJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When a long-reigning monarch or pope dies, the world seems less stable. I think that's the sense many of us have with the passing of Elizabeth II. Somehow, it's more than just the death of a 96-year-old ...

Charity Amidst ChaosMaureen Crowley Heil

One of the great joys of this ministry is meeting people from around the world and hearing their stories. As you can imagine, they are as varied as the places from which they come. A recent visitor to ...

Prudent stewardsScott Hahn

The steward in today's Gospel confronts the reality that he can't go on living the way he has been. He is under judgment. He must give account for what he has done. The exploiters of the poor ...