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Maureen Pratt, Catholic News Service

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Sharing light with others is an important practice now, more than...

In Spring 2015, I attended an exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It was a...

We can still connect with loved ones — in new ways...

My mother lives in one of the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19 activity and my own health issues prevent me from traveling, so this...

Plants, and people, need tending in these tough times

As my birthday approached last month, I decided to purchase a few new additions to my indoor garden — a blooming and three smaller,...

Anxiety prevails in uncertain return to school, but structure at home...

The opportunity to learn is one of the gifts I appreciate most in life. The process can be difficult, but knowledge, once earned, is...

Ministry with persons with disability is what Jesus did — Maureen...

July 26, 2020, marks the 30th year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A milestone in societal development, the ADA provided...

Faith communities can help with medical care, healthy living environments: Maureen...

As the pandemic continues, ongoing collection and analysis of statistics related to COVID-19 increasingly reveal disparities in availability of testing, prevalence of infection and...

We should focus on psychological and spiritual health during COVID-19

Among the most difficult challenges in navigating the pandemic have been uncertainty and change over which we seem to have little control. From a novel...

In the age of COVID-19, our usual way of grieving is...

Some days, the losses we have sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic seem almost too great to comprehend. So many families and friends are mourning the...

God won’t give us more than we can handle, so God...

The pandemic has overshadowed much of the "usual" news in the world, but there is one thing it cannot, absolutely must not, take the...

We may need to ‘weep at the tomb’ before we understand...

If Lent is a time for reflection, service and sacrifice, and drawing closer to God, Easter follows with a stunningly wonderful message of joy...

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