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Elise Italiano Ureneck, Catholic News Service

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Between masks and electronic devices, our children are challenged to connect...

My husband and I don't have cable, a choice made in part to spare ourselves from the punditry served up by cable news shows....

Lou Gehrig’s life was enriched by a community that chose him,...

Last month, Major League Baseball announced that it would honor Lou Gehrig, the famous New York Yankees first baseman, on June 2. The date...

Oprah interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry serves as lesson...

I was among the 17 million people who tuned to CBS to watch the highly anticipated interview between Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Prince...

If this pandemic is a marathon, Lent can be our replenishing...

During a homily this past Advent, my pastor referenced the 19th-century poem "In the Bleak Midwinter" by English poet Christina Rossetti. He spoke about...

Inaugurations speak to our innate need to start over: Elise Italiano...

Having been a resident of Washington for 10 years, I was privileged to witness three presidential inaugurations. Despite the fact that the ceremonies were...

Presidential inauguration offers time to start over, our call for renewal...

Having been a resident of Washington for 10 years, I was privileged to witness three presidential inaugurations. Despite the fact that the ceremonies were...

Woe to those who gossip, as Pope Francis has consistently warned

Twelve years ago this month, I taught my first theology class at an all-girls high school. Fresh out of graduate school, I could boast...

Climbing the walls is part of isolation; our senses need the...

My son's pediatrician had one piece of advice at his nine-month checkup: baby-proof our home. "Secure bookshelves to walls, cover electrical outlets, put up...

In wake of COVID-19, many people will suffer what are known...

An Associated Press report revealed June 29 that the Chinese government has devised a widespread plan amounting to the "demographic genocide" of its Uighur...

In the spirit of Dorothy Day, we must appreciate the ‘unglamorous’...

One of my daily rituals during the pandemic has been to take a walk in my neighborhood. It’s a chance to step away from...

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