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Tree of Righteousness: Reflections on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeScott Hahn

In the cryptic message of the prophet Ezekiel, long centuries before the Lord's coming, God gave his people reason to hope. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in ...

The hope of immigrant Catholic familiesHosffman Ospino

A most rewarding moment in my daily routine after a long workday or returning home from some travels is to sit with my wife for a while to watch our children play. Their energy and creativity are mesmerizing. ...

The healing power of natureAdam Johnson

''In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -- John Muir Do you remember the first time you saw the ocean or reached the peak of a tall mountain? Or a time you first encountered ...

On the moveJaymie Stuart Wolfe

We didn't just wake up one morning and decide to move. But we did wake up one morning just after last Christmas and discovered that God was moving. It wasn't long after Andrew and I prayed a 54 day Rosary ...

Approaching the Suicide Surge with Honesty and ResolveFather Roger J. Landry

When suicides happen, most respond with discretion and whispers. Because of shock, shame and a desire to avoid speaking ill of the dead, obituaries use euphemisms about unexpected deaths, and family members ...

The pope's security detailFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Who are the men protecting Pope Francis who are wearing suits and ties? Are they part of the Italian national police force, Swiss Guards or a private security firm? (They seem to protect the pope not ...

Brainy and braveKevin and Marilyn Ryan

It's not news that the media should not be raising our children. Cyber content is not of much help. Nevertheless, sound advice is out there. In addition to priests and parents, a new source has entered ...

The Promised One: Reflection on the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeScott Hahn

In today's Gospel Jesus has just been healing and casting out demons in Galilee. Along with the crowds, who flock to him so that he can't even take a break to eat, come people who do not understand what ...

The Dangerous Saint JustinFather Steve Grunow

The Church recalls the witness of St. Justin, one of the earliest martyrs. He was brutally killed in the year 165 AD, unwilling to offer worship to the emperor and gods of Rome. Fidelity to Christ was ...

Love mattersDeacon Christopher Connelly

On May 26, outside the Centro de Santa Clara on Grand Street in Brockton, approximately 200 people gathered in prayer to begin what has become an annual tradition in the city of Brockton, A Walk for Peace ...