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Living the call to 'Have courage ... go forward ... make noise!'Kathy Mears

Approximately four years ago, when addressing a group of youth, Pope Francis told the young adults to, "Have courage....go forward....make noise!" That is what we are working to do in the Catholic schools ...

Rampaging IndiansClark Booth

On the chance you didn't see it believe me when I tell you it was just marvelous. When their mainstay Francisco Lindor -- brilliant throughout their epic surge -- flailed wildly at a bad pitch in the ...

The prerogative powerJohn Garvey

Before hurricanes took over the news cycle, two other stories absorbed the country's attention -- President Donald Trump's chest-thumping exchange with Kim Jong Un, and his decision to end Deferred Action ...

A memoir I never expected to writeGeorge Weigel

When the second volume of my John Paul II biography, The End and the Beginning, was published in 2010, I thought I was finished with John Paul book-making. I hoped I'd done my best in bringing to a global ...

Speak up for the DreamersDebbie Rambo

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those in need often leads us to work closely with those who have immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. Through our work with immigrant ...

The legacy of Father Joseph FinottiThomas Lester

Sept. 21, 2017 will mark 200 years since the birth of Father Joseph Maria Finotti, who served in the Archdiocese of Boston from 1852 to 1876. Father Finotti was born in Ferrara, Italy, on Sept. 21, 1817. ...

A reason to hopeFather James Ronan

Maybe you have heard or read stories about a person who has committed or has attempted suicide. Everyone's heart constricts hearing these accounts, and there are so many. In 2014 there were 11,014 hospital ...

Remembering the Impossible Dream -- VClark Booth

For much of September that unforgettable year it was like the veritable calm before the storm; a lingering spell of uncertainty in which many dared not believe that what was happening was actually happening. ...

Speaker Ryan invites a social doctrine conversationGeorge Weigel

CNN is not the customary locale-of-choice for a catechesis on Catholic social doctrine. But that's what Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, offered viewers of a CNN national town ...

Groupthinking and moral viewsRussell Shaw

As a kind of back-to-school gift to students, professors at three of the nation's prestige schools offered them a piece of good advice: "Think for yourself." "The danger any student--or faculty member--faces ...