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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.

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...

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...

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