Counsel and fortitude

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We continue looking at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit this week by meditating on two more of them: counsel and fortitude. In Psalm 16,...

Wisdom and understanding

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During the Easter season at daily and Sunday Masses we hear proclaimed (even if only via television or the Internet) the Acts of the...

Works of Mercy during the pandemic

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n 2016 we Catholics observed a Year of Mercy, which reminded us to approach the Lord Jesus to receive His mercy and urged us to...

Night and the cross

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“And it was night” (Jn 13:30). The Gospel notes Judas’ departure from the Last Supper to go off and betray Jesus with these words. John...

A new type of Lent

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This is certainly a time like no other — for most of us, that is. We need to keep in perspective that almost anyone...

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Cor 5:20)

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These words of St. Paul (in the title) are the focus of Pope Francis’ annual Lenten message, which he broke down into four themes.  The...

Father John Perry

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“Perhaps truer words have never been spoken: ‘Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come’ (Mt...

How romantic

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n this time of year in which people think of all things romantic, Pope Francis delivered a message earlier this week (Monday, February 3)...

Peace in our times

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As we prepare this editorial early in the week, we do not know in what situation the United States will find itself vis-a-vis Iran...

From indifference to solidarity

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n this time of year in which people think of all things romantic, Pope Francis delivered a message earlier this week (Monday, February 3)...

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