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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.

It’s important to remember the path we are on with God...

My husband and I are in the process of moving to the East Coast to be near our daughters and grandchildren. I say "process" because...

Benedictine values can give us strength, patience during Advent: Effie Caldarola

Waiting isn't easy, and yet Advent asks of us just that: to wait on the Lord. Sometimes in this busy world, we need some help...

Say a prayer of gratitude in recalling all souls and all...

As I head down the hill for my evening walk, a giant full moon looms ahead. A harvest moon, this being a Midwestern October....

Give the Lord the day and ask God to help you...

Psalm 30 tells us a great deal about morning: "At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing." Everybody loves a...

‘Discipline’ gave Holy Cross Father LeRoy ‘Clem’ Clementich 96 healthy, productive...

When Clem first arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1993, some might have mistaken him for a senior citizen. A Holy Cross priest, Father LeRoy Clementich...

Among the generous attitudes of Americans should be an effort to...

When we first moved to Omaha, Nebraska, 10 years ago, my husband was in a store's parking lot trying to squeeze a purchase for...

Parenting: With teens, community, youth ministers, affirmation can make a difference

It was Aug. 31, 1997. My teenage daughter was flying home from World Youth Day in Paris. That same day, Princess Diana was killed...

Some good news — Yard by yard, life is hard; inch...

Ready for some good news? Who isn't? Just a quick look at headlines during the past few days is sobering. With our first cup of coffee...

Dwelling on past sins prevents us from exploring God’s desire for...

When my granddaughter Alice was just months old, she would lie on a blanket, surrounded by a plastic toy structure that had colorful objects...

Alice McDermott’s writing reminds us that each ordinary life tells an...

By the time you reach Page 4 of Alice McDermott's stunning book, "The Ninth Hour," a man is speaking the words of the "Hail Mary"...

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