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Effie Caldarola, Cathoilc News Service

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Effie Caldarola writes for Catholic News Service from the greater Omaha area.

Living Our Faith — Surprised by new life at Advent

Catholic News Service Almost 30 years ago, I volunteered at a pregnancy support program. Our office was in a ramshackle house in an old neighborhood....

The intellectual and spiritual power of women in the early church

Catholic News Service There’s an old saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” When I grew up, women were often not given their...

The Lord’s Prayer: Inspiration, invitation, doorway to prayer

  Catholic News Service   Jesus’ disciples were aware that he would slip away in the lonely hours before dawn to find a quiet place to pray....

Loving children in our families can help us love the world

Catholic News Service When my daughter drives her 18-month-old, Charlotte, to the nanny, she recites the same simple morning offering that my kids and I...

Mother Teresa and the ‘dark night of the soul’

Catholic News Service Over the past several decades, Mother Teresa of Kolkata became a household name. Arguably, Blessed Teresa was the most famous Catholic in the...

Viewpoint: Visiting the imprisoned: How to serve the ‘least of these’

  With the proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged us to begin a personal examination of our relationship to God's...

Column: The wonderful focus of Thanksgiving Day

When my kids were young, we lived far from relatives, and Thanksgiving Day included a crew of friends with lots of children. Our traditional...

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