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Does my day include silence and reflection? If not, why not?...

I grew up in farm country where community was maintained by certain customs. If a farmer was taken seriously ill or died near harvest time,...

Maybe coronavirus pandemic has taught us how we can help in...

Maybe you’ve read about people, who during our time of pandemic isolation, discovered rats had built nests under the hoods of their parked, neglected...

‘Public authorities are bound to respect the fundamental and inalienable rights...

We are confronted by jarring images these days. Who would have imagined in February that today we would see millions of Americans wearing face masks...

Moment of panic? Let’s make this a Lent for the history...

After visiting Philadelphia’s spring flower show, my daughter and her 5-year-old were returning home on the commuter train. Awareness of the new coronavirus outbreak...

New Year’s resolutions forgotten already? Easy, little things can add up...

At a New Year’s Eve party, someone asked everyone about their 2020 resolutions. Talk about deflating a celebration. Some people said they didn’t make...

Make 2020 a year of forgiveness: Effie Caldarola

As we trudge into 2020, a year that promises to be just as rancorous politically as the year we are ending, I find myself...

At the table of Jesus, it’s the presence that matters most:...

You’re having a dinner party. You’re in the kitchen. The pasta water’s boiling, the salad needs tossing, the table needs setting. The guests have arrived,...

A little bit country: Top-notch musical program can help fill the...

My husband’s father and my mother came from diverse backgrounds. My father-in-law grew up in an East Coast urban tenement with his Italian immigrant parents....

When small gestures can make large impact, how can you say...

So, you want to save the world? Yeah, so do I. At least, most of us want to do good, some giving that will make...

After Easter, a question sprung from the garden: Effie Calderola

It was the Tuesday after Easter, and the priest who was celebrating Mass for our group of volunteers at an inner-city Jesuit middle school...

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