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Economic instability and meeting basic needs in Massachusetts

We hear all the time that the economy nationwide is in a healthy place, but a recent article in the Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts is a leading state when it comes to "elder economic insecurity." ...



Breaking the chains of poverty through Catholic educationHosffman Ospino

When I hear that a Catholic school closes or struggles to stay open, my heart aches. There are more than 14 million school-age Catholic children in our country, 8 million of them Hispanic. If anything, ...

How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces

Here is an unsigned editorial titled: "How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces," which appeared online Jan. 10 on the website of America magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication. On ...

Perfect offeringScott Hahn

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today's First Reading. He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: "'You are My servant,' He said to Me." Servant and Son, our Lord ...

A new mission parish in TauntonThomas Lester

On Jan. 1, 1865, Father Daniel Hearne wrote to then Father John J. Williams of Boston, resigning as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Taunton. The roots of the Taunton parish can be traced to January 1828, ...

Cardinal's letter on ROE ActCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Following is the text of the letter Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley asked to be read at all Masses Jan. 18-19 urging Catholics to contact their legislators in opposition to the so-called ROE Act. As we proceed ...

The hex of Harry FrazeeDick Flavin

The Curse of the Bambino is a misnomer. It's not that there wasn't a curse put on the Boston Red Sox when the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees was made public 100 years ago this week; obviously, ...

'1917' and remembering who we areBishop Robert Barron

I saw the film "1917" on the vigil of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there's a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration. Bear with me. First, as everyone who has ...

NuclearRussell Shaw

Unrealistic. That, no doubt, was the not uncommon reaction to Pope Francis's November plea for nuclear disarmament, including an end to nuclear deterrence. So let us consider who comes out on top in this ...