Commentary

We need to have the open arms of Christ

We need to be a better nation, too, and, with arms open like Jesus on the cross, be there to offer hope and healing and hospitality to our neighbors, our family in need.
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One cheer for George Will’s ‘The Conservative Sensibility’

Will gets some important things right, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.
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Did Apollo 11 mission make Archbishop Borders bishop of the moon?

In 1969 he led the Diocese of Orlando, which included the launching pad for the historic Apollo 11 mission.
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‘One small step’ 50 years ago advanced human knowledge

Fifty years after men first walked on the moon, humans continue to seek something beyond us.
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Holy days of obligation/Catholic-Jewish wedding

Regarding the feast of the Ascension, in most of the United States that celebration has been transferred to the following Sunday.
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‘Yesterday,’ today and forever

The Good News that Jesus brought us is timeless – more timeless even than musical classics such as “Yesterday” or “The Long and Winding Road.”
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Seeking correction on Virgin Mary; Church change on death penalty?

Father Doyle answers queries about the Blessed Virgin Mary and the position of the Catholic Church against the use of the death penalty.
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The USCCB Meeting, Jordan Peterson, and the “Nones”

What is particularly sad to me is that the commentariat, especially in regard to religion, has become so polarized and ideologically driven that the most elementary distinctions aren’t made and the most broad-brush analyses are commonplace.
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A dad at heart

No, my father wasn’t famous, but he was my dad. He passed away in 2003. And just like Kelly Conway said of her father, my siblings and I would say, “We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon.” 
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When less – or different – is more

As the first blossoms of spring transition into the vibrant greens of early summer, may we be open to the opportunities that lie ahead, recognizing that each of us can contribute to our family, our community, and our world in different ways at different moments.
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