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

The incredible faith and strength of the maid of Orleans, St....

Was she suffering from schizophrenia or a form of epilepsy, as some modern writers have suggested? How did a teenage girl persuade the future...

Is today Friday? Or is it Saturday? We’re in a limbo...

It was the Friday before the July Fourth holiday, and as I cleared the dinner dishes I said to my husband, "It’s seemed like...

We stand on the shoulders of giants and flawed, sinful people...

When my old grandmother visited Virginia in the late 1960s, it was her first trip back since her family had migrated to the Midwest...

Does my day include silence and reflection? If not, why not?...

I grew up in farm country where community was maintained by certain customs. If a farmer was taken seriously ill or died near harvest time,...

This is a pivotal moment for our church: Effie Caldarola

The year was 2012, ancient history in our Twitter-universe. But to me, as recent as yesterday's headline. Trayvon Martin was 17 years old, wearing a...

Communities offer resources to help those in crisis during COVID-19

When our current social isolation started and the public celebration of Mass was canceled, staff at Anna Ferguson's parish in Papillion, Nebraska, got busy...

Maybe coronavirus pandemic has taught us how we can help in...

Maybe you’ve read about people, who during our time of pandemic isolation, discovered rats had built nests under the hoods of their parked, neglected...

‘Public authorities are bound to respect the fundamental and inalienable rights...

We are confronted by jarring images these days. Who would have imagined in February that today we would see millions of Americans wearing face masks...

We should step up our response to the call to action...

"In a world where I am surrounded by countless reasons to lose hope, I am fortunate to work in a place where hope lives...

Finding the history and meaning of treasured Easter symbols: Effie Caldarola

If, like many Catholics, you cringe when you see Easter merchandise at the store as soon as Valentine's Day ends and Ash Wednesday is...

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