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Finding reason to hope amid the pessimism: Greg Erlandson

My father-in-law, Joseph, was a wonderful guy. An immigrant who passionately loved America, he was hardworking, honest and thrifty. He had a laborer's hands...

Advent is a new beginning for all — Effie Caldarola

It was a chilly March night in a small Midwestern town. Maybe it was windy, because in my memory the Great Plains are always...

Pope Francis denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the...

Spiritual ways to accompany hurting people

It ranks among life's biggest temptations. Confronted by a highly difficult, ongoing life situation that feels overwhelming, a call to surrender hope begins to...

' Communal reckoning'— Georgetown University, Jesuits 'profoundly sorry' for roles in...

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland province apologized April 18 for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved...

Catholic panelists discuss ‘Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Catholic panelists gathered to discuss “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump” said it is difficult to get over some...

‘Everyday saints’ live God’s love in the midst of struggle, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — “Everyday saints” are those for whom faith is not just about appearances, who do not go around strutting like...

Pope wants Christians to bring hope, peace to 2012

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians should look toward the New Year with hope and a commitment to working for justice and peace, Pope...

Scripture commentary for Sunday, Dec. 4

Readings for December 4 Second Sunday in Advent Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14;  Mark 1:1-8 Today’s Gospel describes the ministry of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner...

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