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The revelation of the Trinity is a sign of God’s unlimited love

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity Reading: John 3:16-18 This weekend, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The first reading is from the Book of Exodus. […]

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Catholic beats coronavirus at age 99, inspiring legions

The nurses kept using the same phrase. The doctors used it, too. Rock star. Anne Giardino, the 99-year-old on the 15th floor, was a rock star among the many COVID-19 patients […]

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The Sunday Gospel

We are strengthened to go out in the name of the Lord

Feast of Pentecost John 20:19-23 This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost, one of the most important feasts of the Church’s liturgical year. It is richly biblical in […]

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Life isn’t a bed of roses

Sometimes you are going to wake up extra early to feed and take out the dog, take her to the first morning grooming appointment of the day, follow the protocol […]

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Accelerating vaccine development

Creating a new vaccine and bringing it to market typically requires more than a decade of research and clinical testing. Many companies and research groups are working overtime to shorten […]

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To mask or not to mask

I’ve been a bit puzzled about all the debate and outrage over wearing masks. I know some of it is weirdly ideological, but some of it seems to be a […]

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The freedom of the Church

It is a great hardship that currently most Catholics have not been able to attend Mass in person and receive the Eucharist. Some of my friends, frustrated with laws restricting […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Encounter Jesus as first Christians did: in the Church, through baptism

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Matthew 28:16-20 In many dioceses in the United States, this weekend is the liturgical celebration of the feast of the Ascension of the […]

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The human costs of solitary confinement

No one foresaw the coronavirus outbreak. And now that it is upon us, we have been slow to realize how much it will affect the way we see the world. […]

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Pope’s message calls for better Catholic storytelling

Anyone who bemoans the prevalence of bad news in today’s media and feels a need to focus on truths that can bring people together will find hope in Pope Francis’ […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

Giving a Reason for our Hope

The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in a livestreamed Mass on May 17, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: We’re in the midst […]

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The Sunday Gospel

The Spirit of truth is in us

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21 The Acts of the Apostles once again this Easter season furnishes the first reading. In the readings of the weekends earlier in this season, […]