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Healing the malady of division starts with friendship

The headline grabbed my attention: “You are no longer my mother”! The Reuters article, written a day prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, shared the story of a mother […]

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What the McCarrick report means for the Church

Two years ago, Pope Francis called for a full accounting of how Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through Church ranks, and he promised to make the report public. Some […]

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I met a new friend at adoration: St. Thérèse

Guest Commentary by Scott Warden During a fundraising event that seems like it took place 18 years ago instead of 18 months — when it was safe to congregate by […]

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Speaking the truth during a Biden presidency

Barring the confluence of several successful legal challenges, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. For American Catholics, and especially those of […]

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On the lost art of ‘pairing ’em up’ and its effects on marriage

One of the more common concerns that young adults express to me is the difficulty in meeting and dating. Once adulthood is reached, of course, the purpose of dating is […]

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Pope Francis, ‘Fratelli Tutti’ and the universal destination of goods

In the wake of the publication of Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical letter, “Fratelli Tutti,” there was a great deal of negative commentary regarding the pope’s attitude toward capitalism and […]

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Where we go from here

“I think it’s a great opportunity.” I was bemoaning the state of a country divided almost down the middle. The election that so many people thought was for the soul […]

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My saint friends

“Hey babe, grab the saints blanket, will you?” I called out to my husband. A few moments later, he returned with a black blanket, the New Orleans Saints signature gold […]

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Should I get vaccinated?

Recently, many people have been reaching out with questions about vaccines. So, I thought it would be helpful to mention some of the most common ones and try to provide […]

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Prepare for end-of-life decision-making

We all want to live life to the fullest and use it for the glory of God, but we also should take the time to plan for our death. We […]

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Hospitality at 6 feet: keeping our distance while letting others in 

“Can you come in?”  My grandma’s favorite question is one we now discourage her from uttering.  The impulse to swing open her door and her arms, honed over nine decades […]

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What now for the Supreme Court?

As I write this, it is unknown whether President Donald Trump will win or lose his bid for reelection. Either way, however, his most lasting legacy may be his naming […]