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Effie Caldarola, Cathoilc News Service

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Effie Caldarola writes for Catholic News Service from the greater Omaha area.

‘The Social Dilemma’ is must-see TV for those who want to...

My brother has been a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for decades. He's the guy who opens the church and brews the coffee for...

Catholic social teaching on community: We were meant to live, grow...

As Louisma Toussaint weighs babies and administers their vaccinations in her impoverished Caribbean Sea country of Haiti, she's also carrying out a vital mission...

For a long time we thought we could live healthy in...

A few stale Christmas cookies linger, but the mailbox has yielded its last, tardy Christmas card, and those not-so-merry tax documents are showing up...

Listen to what God is telling you through Advent tears

Do you ever find yourself, during this time of COVID-19, experiencing unexpected tears? We’ve all walked, on the news, through hospital corridors we never planned...

Advent Week 3: Find the joy where you can in this...

The 19th-century English poet Christina Rossetti had never heard of COVID-19, climate change or many of the woes that beset us in the bleak...

Remembering discipleship is a good way to honor advent: Effie Caldarola

During Advent, we pray about our call to be disciples. But what does "discipleship" mean? One of the most accessible and enjoyable Jesuit writers of...

March toward Thanksgiving with gratitude in post-election America

It was the day after Halloween and just two days until Election Day. As a nation, we were marking milestones in our long national...

One of those ‘driveway moments’ was more than a respite for...

I think we've all had "driveway moments." That's when your favorite song comes on the car radio as you arrive home and you linger...

Guns, looting and public disorder — how can our youth get...

He had a baby face, still chubby with no etchings of maturity. He looked like the kid who might mow your lawn for a...

Interesting and challenging times call for a sense of humor and...

My granddaughter Charlotte posed for the traditional first day of kindergarten photo on the front porch of her home in New Jersey, wearing a...

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