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Family Christmas creche reinforces a child’s recognition of Jesus: Effie Caldarola

My 4-year-old granddaughter Charlotte is allowed to play with her family Christmas creche. The figures are virtually unbreakable, and her folks don’t care if...

Effie Calderola: Life is too short for family to forget to...

BY EFFIE CALDEROLA My husband and I raised three kids in Alaska. It was a great place to live, but it was a long way from...

Working together to support life

Angie Wingert has been part of the leadership team of the St. Wenceslaus Parish pro-life group in Omaha, Nebraska, for the past 15 years,...

Effie Caldarola: What’s a Catholic to do about latest scandal?

The charges leveled against a former cardinal, Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, are sickening and almost unbearable to read. It's horrible enough that former seminarians...

Growing popularity of classical education

Any parent who ever grappled with the "new" math knows that education often falls victim to the latest trend. But one growing trend in Catholic...

A prayer for graduates

Dear Lord, It's hard to believe that I'm graduating. The years have flown by. I find myself consumed by so many different emotions: joy, fear,...

The impact of mission trips

Joe Young spent last summer on a mission trip to Magadan, a city in the Russian Far East, where an American priest serves a...

For Earth Day 2018 and beyond, say no to plastic bags

I saw a lot of fantastic sights on a recent trip to Ireland. But it was only after I came home that I realized...

Viewpoint: Much will be required of those with much

Every Saturday, a local newspaper features excerpts from Sunday homilies, including occasional Catholic ones, in a section called “From the Pulpit.” Easter weekend featured a...

How will I love others this Lent?

Catholic News Service "Beth" teaches high school English as a second language, and many of her students are from the city's large refugee community. When...

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