Commentary

Humility cometh after a fall

The journey toward greater humility might not be one that comes easily or without significant challenge. It might not even be one I want to pursue. But it is necessary if I’m going to grow in my relationship with Christ.
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Genes, chromosomes – and God

God is not some invisible presence watching us from the sky; God is as close to us as the DNA in our bodies.
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Benefactor’s dreams realized at Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital came into existence thanks to the generosity of Thomas J. O’Neill, a merchant who famously asked Carmelite nuns to pray that his store be spared during the Great Baltimore fire of February 1904.
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Judas and his fate/ Divorce and friendship

Father Kenneth Doyle fields questions about suicide and divorce and friendship.
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Learning from our stumbles

It’s time now for those of us in the church to funnel our anger and frustration into helping the victims and the church to heal. The church may have stumbled and fallen along the way when it comes to protecting children and vulnerable adults. God willing, we have learned from our falls and our failures. 
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Teach your parents

Paul McMullen finds boundless inspiration from young people.
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One thing leading to another

Bigmindedness looks at the connection between present concerns and future consequences, reminding us that one thing leads to another and to take seriously what that other might be.
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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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Oktoberfest carries new meaning

A visit with his aunt leads Catholic Review visual journalist Kevin J. Parks to discover more about his German heritage.
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Hoops for Haiti

Students from Loyola Blakefield in Towson recently participated in a mission trip to Haiti, where 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.
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The way forward in an age of attention deficit

Each new media technology has given the church new channels for sharing the joy of the Gospel, but the story has not always gotten through.
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Praying with children

The faith of the world's young people is precisely what the present crisis is destroying. It will not be enough, though it is certainly necessary, for the church to root out the evil in her midst and bring about some semblance of justice.
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