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In the age of COVID-19, our usual way of grieving is...

Some days, the losses we have sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic seem almost too great to comprehend. So many families and friends are mourning the...

God won’t give us more than we can handle, so God...

The pandemic has overshadowed much of the "usual" news in the world, but there is one thing it cannot, absolutely must not, take the...

We may need to ‘weep at the tomb’ before we understand...

If Lent is a time for reflection, service and sacrifice, and drawing closer to God, Easter follows with a stunningly wonderful message of joy...

Gifts of the Spirit: Fortitude provides us with never-ending perseverance

When wondering how we will get through a crisis, when we are faced with decisions that challenge our beliefs, when heaven seems far away,...

The gifts of the Epiphany: What would we bring Jesus?

If you were one of the three kings, what would you pack in your coffer to give to the baby Jesus? The question might sound...

Family holiday celebrations should not include unreasonable expectations: Maureen Pratt

As family members gather for the upcoming holidays, there might be more than sugarplums dancing in their heads. Some, perhaps many, might be inwardly...

Faith-based programs help us through grieving process

No two people grieve in the same way, but there is common ground when it comes to the aftermath of the loss of a...

Making technology work for faith communities

As today's technology increasingly connects us to news, information, entertainment and, most especially, other people, more Catholic parishes are discovering the benefits of using...

Easter brings hope at the tomb in our lives

The family reunion was wonderful -- reconnecting with beloved relatives and meeting new ones, too. I settled into my airplane aisle seat to return...

Series on the Mass: Beyond a handshake — The profound nature...

"I don't like peas!" The child's voice cut through the church and stirred up ripples of laughter at an otherwise solemn moment at Mass. Parents,...

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