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The Next Pope and the Great Commission

In The Shoes of the Fisherman, crusty old Cardinal Leone, canvassing votes for a surprise candidate just before the election of a new pope, is deeply moved by a quiet […]

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We need Julia Greeley, Denver’s saint in the making

Almost exactly 100 years ago, on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1918, a woman, a former slave, died in Denver. This apostle of the Sacred Heart, […]

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Books for the Summer of Our Discontent

These past few months, I expect many folks have found themselves resorting to the page and the lamp more often; may that literary trend continue long after our public health […]

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Racism and the ‘scandal of the value of every human life’

“In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber.” Flannery O’Connor Is anyone else wondering how we got here? Or, more accurately, got […]

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Will Nancy Pelosi take a page from her father’s playbook?

In 1918, Mayor James Preston presented a 264-piece silver service to Cardinal James Gibbons on behalf of Baltimore and its citizens – a municipal tribute to the city’s beloved archbishop […]

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Answer to powerlessness is not show of power, but presence

By Father Jose Medina/Catholic News Service A deep human cry roars through our cities. Once again, black men and women fear being indiscriminately killed by those charged to protect and […]

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A deeper desire for the Eucharist

We’ve just survived the only time in living memory without access to the Mass. The brutal Lent of 2020 extended even into Easter, as we watched the high holy days […]

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The biases of a Royal Commission

A brief dip into Latin helps us understand how preconceptions can lead to biased judgments that falsify history — as they did when an Australian Royal Commission on sexual abuse […]

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Jesus desires to heal wounds of racism

Our nation has been shocked and convulsed by the tragic death of George Floyd, adding to the litany of those who have unnecessarily lost their lives. People have been rightly […]

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“The heavens declare the glory of God…”

In his Life of St. Augustine, the 5th-century bishop Possidius tells us that the greatest of the Latin Doctors of the Church, knowing that his earthly end was near, had […]

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Aristotle’s Case for Catholic Education: Why Charter Schools Are Not Enough

As a father of six, I know it’s hard to balance family priorities. Attending to everyone’s needs—emotionally, spirituality, materially, and socially—while managing the demands of family life, school, extracurricular activities, […]

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Returning to Mass amid COVID-19: How worried should we be?

Deacon Rob Lanciotti is a permanent deacon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Collins and holds a doctoral degree in Microbiology. He was employed as a virologist for the […]