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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.

We must acknowledge that this is who we are: Effie Caldarola

In 1919, a mob of several thousand people dragged a Black man named Will Brown from an Omaha courthouse. He had been accused of...

For those who have experienced a broken heart, Lent holds promise...

As we move through the second half of Lent, I keep returning to something I saw on Twitter: "Lent is a season for the...

St. Peter is a good figure to accompany our Lent —...

My faith-sharing group decided that we would each describe a person who inspires us. This could be a figure from the Gospels, perhaps a...

A Lenten meditation that calls to mind an examination of our...

Jesus, as I make the 40-day pilgrimage through Lent, I ask that my journey may always be at your side. My one Lenten goal,...

‘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...

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