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

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...

The U.N. at 75: Continuing to work for world-wide peace and...

The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II. Like its predecessor, the League of...

God is love — not power, taskmaster, judgmental or a rulebook:...

When my kids were little, they went to our parish school, and after I dropped them off, I often stayed for morning Mass. Maria,...

Freedom is never free: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th...

If you've ever read about someone suffering the ravages of a hunger strike and the violence of forced feeding, you have an insight into...

Opening doors is same as opening hearts; life is too short...

When my husband and I married, we had just completed a volunteer commitment with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching school in the Alaskan Bush...

Time to remember God of love teaches us not to hate:...

The year was 1856, and the topic of slavery was gripping the nation. Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner had recently made a speech about abolishing slavery...

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