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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.

Post Roe: We must fully support pregnant women more than ever

I went to high school before Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's constitutional right to abortion and an absolute...

State Senator Colby Coash supporter of Nebraskans for Alternatives to the...

Choosing a side In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the saint asks us to make a choice between "the two standards." Using...

No matter how bad times seem, we should still join, speak...

The other day, my daughter and I visited the Red Cross office to donate blood. Afterward, me munching the little bag of popcorn I was...

Safe, affordable child care, and community support and education the best...

I went to high school before Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's constitutional right to abortion and an absolute...

Effie Caldarola: How can I love more and be part of...

Our wounds and our hope A story about St. Teresa of Avila tells us that one day the devil appeared to her in the guise...

Effie Caldarola: Americans continue to struggle to grasp the ideal of...

Is America's collective teeth grinding an indication of its happiness level? A Twitter user mentioned how badly she grinds her teeth in her sleep. A...

As we enter Easter season, we need hope more than ever...

Like life itself, Lent starts out nice and slow. And suddenly, Easter is upon us. There may have been a Lenten midway point, or maybe...

Effie Caldarola: ‘Salome followed Jesus as the truth unfolded at the...

Remember that old saying, born of frustration: "If it's not one thing, it's another!" A friend's kids turned that into a way to tease her:...

Third Sunday of Lent: Music can bring us closer to Jesus...

Sometimes we don't "go" to prayer, but prayer comes to us. Maybe a sunrise, a poem, a location becomes an experience of a thin place,...

‘Cannonball moment’ of St. Ignatius brings life out of the darkest...

The weather was nasty as I hunkered on a Saturday morning over my computer with a cup of cocoa. Rain, wind and icy shards...

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