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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
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
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
Junto a la creciente toma de conciencia sobre la necesidad de cuidar de nuestro planeta, en las últimas décadas se ha intensificado y globalizado el sentimiento de protección y respeto a la vida … more
The night before Independence Day, I was going to meet friends for dinner at a restaurant. As I walked toward my car, I began rummaging in my purse to find my car key. When my hand closed over it, I … more
The mention of booze generates a look of horror among many of the non-drinkers living and working alongside Michael P. Foley in Waco, Texas, where the Catholic dad teaches at a dry Baptist college. … more
As I write this column, I’m preparing to go on a five-day retreat. It will be the longest retreat I’ve ever done since, in the past, I’ve been able to grab only a weekend here or there. But … more
El Papa Francisco, en la Solemnidad de Pentecostés (el 24 de mayo de 2015), nos ha dado una esperada Carta Encíclica titulada Laudato Si’ (“Alabado seas…”) referida al cuidado de la … more
“Making all of us blue”; “Making many of us old”; “Making us all confused”; “Raking New Anger up”... I’ve heard them all, and used most of them myself! I refer, of course, ... more
In their ruling late last month, the justices of the Supreme Court, by a narrow 5-4 margin, advocated a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in these United States. That much is certain. That … more