Charity in Truth

Mary, Mother of the Church

Invaluable to the Christian life is a warm and loving devotion to Mary, the Mother of God.
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The resurrection of mercy

There is no doubt that the Lord has won the victory over sin and death by his cross and resurrection. The question confronting each of us is whether or not we will participate in his victory.
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The long Lent

May this long Lent lead to an Easter of renewed hope and joy for ourselves, for the church, and for those who have been harmed.
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A month of purification

May februum, the month of February, be the beginning of that deep purification that will renew and beautify the temple of the church.
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Reason to celebrate

We have every reason to celebrate both the immeasurable and measurable impact of our faith over this past year through the many and varied ministries of our Church, including the outreach and support provided to nearly 12,000 immigrant families and individuals at the Esperanza Center; the more than 230,000 meals served by Our Daily Bread;...
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Time and presence

Pope Francis often tells us to accompany one another on the bumpy road of life. He means that we need to focus, not on ourselves, but on the other. This is what the gift of presence means.
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What I heard this summer

I will report back to you what I’ve heard and how these heartfelt comments, no matter how hard they are to hear at times, will help to shape necessary reforms in our local Church and how they will inform my own contributions to the urgent conversations that are happening at higher levels of our Church. 
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A time to repent

The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has hit us with full force following the revelations concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, and the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Once again, we were confronted with a tsunami of evil: the evil of those who perpetrated unspeakable crimes against children and young people; and...
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Sports offer more than competition

Sports are a bridge to new experiences, to unfamiliar faces, and can unite young people to each other in a unique and powerful way.
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Words and deeds

It’s no good to speak about the faith and not to live it. And if we are living the faith, we should be willing to speak of it. 
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The church exists to evangelize

It’s not that most Catholics reject outright the call to spread the Gospel; it’s more that they decline to participate in it, often because they themselves have never been evangelized and adequately catechized.
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Beyond our opinions

As Holy Week and the Easter season unfold, let us embrace the One who transcends our opinions and controversies. Only his love shows us the way. Then we will find the peace the world cannot give. 
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