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Effie Caldarola, Cathoilc News Service

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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...

Prayer of repentance

Catholic News Service Lord Jesus, Lent presents me with the opportunity -- and the obligation -- to examine where my life is modeling your example and...

Anointing of the sick: Christ and the church shares in our...

Catholic News Service When we read Scripture, we marvel at the compassion that Jesus showed to the sick and suffering. Often, we read that Jesus...

Peace amid conflict

Catholic News Service At one time or another, we've all secretly yearned for the Madison Avenue version of Christmas. You know the one -- where beautiful...

Advent prayer of surrender: A meditation of Mary

Catholic News Service        Dear Jesus, Help me to be like your mother. Help me to be ready to surrender to your will. Place me with your mother...

Advent meditation: Joy during life’s struggles and sorrows

Catholic News Service Rejoice always! Those words from St. Paul in Thessalonians reverberate through the ages, through prayer and song. Again, I say rejoice. This Advent,...

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