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Shakespeare, Homer, the Farmers' Almanac and even early editions of The Book of Common Prayer warned us that the dog days of summer can make the oceans boil and our tempers short. However, with the … more
Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years—the longest such tenure in U.S. Church history. more
In a July 23 filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines. more
The Cardinal’s Office has announced that 17 priests have been named to serve as pastors of new parishes; 34 priests have been named pastors of newly merged parishes; and 38 priests serving as administrators have been named pastors. All the appointments will become effective Aug. 1. more
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Were you as moved by God’s Word in the Bible at Mass last Sunday as I was? Remember the second reading from Saint Paul? “In Christ Jesus, you who were once far off have become near...He is … more
Planned Parenthood may finally have sown the seeds for its own destruction. A viral undercover video that shows the organization’s senior medical director sipping wine and taking bites of salad … more
As she prepares to receive her first vows as a Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George on the morning of Friday, Aug. 14, Sister M. Veritas Wilks couldn’t help remembering the time Cardinal … more
To the Editor: If the U.S. Supreme Court had not interfered with true democracy, the citizens of the USA could have continued to democratically vote for or against same-sex marriage. Instead, … more
To the Editor: I’m not an alcoholic, but one who scrupulously adheres to drinking no more than two drinks (red wines) a day, with normally a day off in between. That being stated, I … more