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Third Sunday of Advent: Pope Francis reminds us that Advent is...

Advent is a "continuous call to hope," says Pope Francis. It seems, then, that a key aim of this pre-Christmas season is to focus...

Catholic journalism: Exploring the points of intersection between everyday life and...

The real world that we experience firsthand and every day is a real setting in which faith really is meant to take form and...

How the language of mercy speaks to sadness

If only spring fever swept over us more often – spring fever viewed, that is, as an increased sense that life is good. Energized...

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Finding inspiration for faith renewal in Lent

"Loving others is a spiritual force" that draws people closer to God, Pope Francis wrote in 2013, his papacy's first year. In this way,...

Like the Holy Family, real families can still strive for holiness

Family life gets a little messy at times. Did I say "a little"? Often families need only wait an hour or two for the...

Parenting: A lifetime commitment for our adult children who still need...

Parenthood always is a work in process. There always seems to be something more and something genuinely important for parents to consider in raising...

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...

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