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Brian Doyle’s sacramental sense shone through his writing

"Sometimes we are starving to see every bit of what is right in front of us," Brian Doyle wrote in a prose-poem that appears...

Pope Francis shows us that forgiveness translates into merciful love

Imagine a society where forgiveness is so rare that virtually no one ranks it among the essentials of a life lived well and pursued...

‘Laudato Si’ tells us: Everything is interconnected when caring for the...

"Everything is interconnected." Those three words serve as a key to unlocking the purpose of Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si'" on the urgent...

‘Ecclesiam Suam’ challenges us to dialogue in a polarized world

Polarization rules the day in our times, it commonly is claimed. Its strong walls, supported by misgivings, misunderstandings and fears, block individuals and groups...

Advent Week 2: This year we ask: where can God be...

Long months of the vicious COVID-19 pandemic preceded the arrival of this year's Advent season leading to Christmas. Neither Advent nor Christmas in 2020...

‘Fratelli Tutti’: Pope Francis’ new encyclical presents a formidable challenge

The social encyclical Pope Francis released in October extends a formidable challenge to us all, the challenge to create "a different culture." What kind...

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents challenges more than...

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude," the United Nations declared in the fourth article of its 1948 landmark Universal Declaration of...

Appalachia’s story: Reconnecting to a sense of place

Many people suffer the loss of "a sense of place" when a region that is like home to them is exploited or abused in...

In preparing to vote, aim to recognize what is at stake

What is at stake when we vote? The question echoes ceaselessly at election time. Many prepare to vote by asking what is at stake for...

Patience: The coronavirus pandemic and the human family’s bonds

As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way around the globe in 2020, people of all races, ages and walks of life watched and waited....

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