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Spiritual lessons from the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us with a great deal of uncertainty: uncertainty about how contagious the virus is and about the best way to treat it; uncertainty […]

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Resting in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The past eight weeks have been unusual, to say the least. With schedules, lives and people’s world turned upside down, every person has been through a challenging time. A time […]

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Rooting out racism

My husband and daughter go for a walk nearly every day. I’ve never worried for their safety. Our neighborhood is pretty quiet. But in the past few weeks, I’ve also […]

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Unused gifts of the Spirit in nonprofit Catholic business practices

Around the season of Pentecost, I try again to commit to memory the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. While we may not be able to recite the full […]

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Pentecost and the fires in our cities

It is in a way providential that the feast of Pentecost arrives this year just as our country is going through a convulsive social crisis. For the Holy Spirit, whose […]

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An allegory for what ails our culture?

In ancient Greek mythology, the dog Cerberus guarded the entrance to Hades, the misty and gloomy underworld, the abode of the dead, permitting anyone to enter but none to leave. […]

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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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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 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. […]