March 19, 2013

St. Joseph’s Feast Day: A novena a day keeps the job search at bay

When John and I met, we had jobs that were more than 100 miles—and a two-hour drive—apart. So after we became engaged, we both started job hunting.A friend or family member must have mentioned that St. Joseph was the patron of workers, so I began saying a daily novena to
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Reconcile to the divine within

Early in Lent a saintly, elderly nun asked me if I would hear her confession. I told her I would be honored to do that. She prefaced her confession, however, by saying: “Father Joe, for the life of me I can't think of anything I've done wrong.”
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New CUA Law dean draws on 30 years of litigation experience, heart for service

Daniel Attridge had service in mind when he accepted an appointment as dean of the Columbus Law School at The Catholic University of America in November.
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Loyola University Maryland, Mount St. Mary’s University honored for community service

Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg are among the five independent Maryland colleges recently honored for their community outreach partnerships.
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Text of Pope Francis’ homily March 19

Following is the complete text of the homily that Pope Francis gave during the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministry.
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Families open homes, hearts to Filipino children seeking adoption

Brothers Aldrin and Win were living in a Filipino orphanage when they were invited to spend a month in the United States with a potential adoptive family.
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Friendship began with soccer, led to improved Catholic-Jewish ties

Rabbi Abraham Skorka recalls meeting Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio at a Mass for a national holiday two decades ago.
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A 50-year legacy of racial justice

It was one of the ugliest scenes in the history of the Baltimore City Council.
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Fight inflammation with food

If you’ve got arthritis, you may want to declare a “food fight.”
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Plenty of substance on top of style

Much has been made about the differences in style between Pope Francis and his papal predecessors.
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Eyes of the world on Pope Francis

Last week, the eyes of the world were focused on the Vatican awaiting word of whom the College of Cardinals had chosen to be the 265th successor of St. Peter and Vicar of Christ.
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Prisons won’t function without death penalty

“Maryland revisits death penalty repeal” (CR, Feb. 7) included an important quotation from the Catechism, where the death penalty is appropriate “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”
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