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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 […]

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Who is the thief? A provocative image

One of the more interesting and surprising images the Lord used for Himself was “thief.” There was a reference to this in the first reading for the Wednesday of the […]

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Sts. Isaac Jogues and Jean de Brebeuf, companions on the journey

Simply called the North American martyrs, Sts. Isaac Jogues and seven companions are remembered every year in October for sharing the Gospel with the Native Americans of the Huron nation […]

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The perspective we need heading into the election

OSV News has heard from a number of readers in recent weeks after we published four points of view on the election. Some appreciated the effort at charitable dialogue; some […]

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A rosary for our nation

I’ve found myself praying for my country a lot these days. As a family, we remember to do so when we say grace at dinner. At other times — usually […]

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Fleeing with the Lord

We fled. We woke up early, checked the weather reports, turned on the news and hastily packed the car, cramming in essentials: wedding photos, clothes, toddler toys, infant car seat […]

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Four principles for Catholics during election season

Every four years, Catholics face an intense dilemma in regard to the vote. There are ardently Catholic Democrats who wonder how their co-religionists could possibly choose a Republican candidate, and […]

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Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy

Recently, I was emergently called to see a beautiful 34-year-old mom at a local hospital. She had delivered her sixth child about five days before. Her baby had respiratory distress […]