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Elise Italiano Ureneck, Catholic News Service

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Woe to those who gossip, as Pope Francis has consistently warned

Twelve years ago this month, I taught my first theology class at an all-girls high school. Fresh out of graduate school, I could boast...

Climbing the walls is part of isolation; our senses need the...

My son's pediatrician had one piece of advice at his nine-month checkup: baby-proof our home. "Secure bookshelves to walls, cover electrical outlets, put up...

In wake of COVID-19, many people will suffer what are known...

An Associated Press report revealed June 29 that the Chinese government has devised a widespread plan amounting to the "demographic genocide" of its Uighur...

In the spirit of Dorothy Day, we must appreciate the ‘unglamorous’...

One of my daily rituals during the pandemic has been to take a walk in my neighborhood. It’s a chance to step away from...

‘Your life is not about you’ never more present than among...

"I finally understand why he compares heaven to a wedding feast," I whispered to my husband as I looked out at the faces of...

The legacy of St. John Paul II’s encyclical ‘Evangelium Vitae’ at...

One of my assignments as a theology graduate assistant was to deliver a 90-minute lecture on St. John Paul II's 1995 encyclical "Evangelium Vitae"...

We must remember lessons great and small from the quarantine: Elise...

To my post-quarantine self: I'm writing to remind you of how things were during the COVID-19 pandemic, to chronicle some lessons you learned, and to...

Palm Sunday: Death is a teacher, with its own wisdom to...

Years ago when I taught high school theology, I was tasked with developing a curriculum for senior students focused on bioethics and the church's...

Take time during coronavirus pandemic to reflect upon Christ’s command, Love...

The advent of the novel coronavirus has set into motion so many unprecedented actions and effects that it’s hard to keep track or make...

If you’re still on the fence about Kobe Bryant and his...

In each issue of the tabloid Us Weekly, there is a spread titled "Stars: They’re Just Like Us!" featuring paparazzi photos of celebrities engaged...

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