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Scripture Reflection for May 26, 2024, Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityDeacon Greg Kandra

Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 Rom 8:14-17 Mt 28:16-20 Periodically, people ask me, "What is your favorite part of being a deacon?" Near the top of my list would have to be the ...

The steamship that changed the history of the Hartford DioceseMatthew Radulski

On Jan. 23, 1856, the SS Pacific set off on its voyage from Liverpool to New York. This was a typical journey for the wooden steamer, which was considered one of the premier ships of her day. She had ...

What to expect from the courtRussell Shaw

Is the Supreme Court seeking a judicial middle ground in the abortion wars -- a stance that pleases and displeases pro-lifers and pro-choicers alike, although for opposite reasons? If so, two pending ...

The most serious miscalculation of all?Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Physician-assisted suicide, according to its advocates, offers a good way to wrap up our life as we face extreme suffering. When we think we have reached the limit of what we can bear in terms of pain ...

Why listening is key for the future of pro-life movementGrattan Brown

Abortion for any reason at any time has become radically normalized. One need look no further than abortion groups' distribution of abortifacients at pop star Olivia Rodrigo's concerts to see ...

Scripture reflection for May 12, 2024, Seventh Sunday of EasterDeacon Greg Kandra

Acts 1:1-11 Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13 Mk 16:15-20 This is a Sunday of beginnings and endings. We hear the very first words of the Acts of the Apostles -- and ...

The 1924 convention of Catholic Students' Mission CrusadeThomas Lester

On May 29, 1924, a gathering of 15,000 Catholic students and hundreds of priests and representatives from nearly every religious order in the Archdiocese of Boston gathered on Boston College's Alumni ...

Political decision year aheadRussell Shaw

Evidently timed to coincide with the heating up of the presidential race, a movie called "Civil War" made its debut in theaters across the country in March. It is premised on the fantastic notion of Texas ...

The example of the Good ShepherdMichael Reardon

The Parable of the Good Shepherd is a wonderful visualization of God's love for us. Jesus tells us how a hired man, whose sheep are not his, "works for pay and no concern for the sheep" (John 10:13), ...

Spring Celebration Gala will honor Cardinal O'MalleyShannon Lyons

''Migrants and refugees are not primarily a problem to be solved, they are human beings and future human resources to a country." Throughout his life of distinguished ministry, Cardinal O'Malley ...