Commentary

Close calls all around

There’s an old saying: “Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.” I’m blessed to be alive.
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In the footsteps of St. Isaac Jogues

We can find solace in knowing that holy people such as St. Isaac Jogues have also been separated from reception of the Blessed Sacrament. Maybe we can find courage and perseverance in their example.
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Fear itself

So often in Scripture Jesus says to his followers and to us, “Be not afraid.” He’s not asking us to ignore our problems or neglect our loved ones or deny our feelings. He is inviting us to rise above our feelings of fear, to encounter the greatness and glory of God, and in a spirit...
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Grief and loss in the time of COVID-19

Grief is an unwelcome but inevitable presence in our lives.  And we will live through it.
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Pie plate connection

Small acts of kindness show how connected we are – and can be – in a world that sometimes feels so focused on individual happiness.
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I’ve been exposed to the coronavirus — I think

What I came to learn during my confinement is that you don't have to have symptoms to be a carrier of COVID-19 and spread it to others.
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Finding healing after tragedy or loss

There is no predictable timing for healing from loss but there are things we can do to help ourselves get through that painful period.
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Church’s stance on organ donation/ Endorsing candidates

Father Doyle fields questions on the Church's stance on organ donation and endorsing candidates.
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Education in the time of coronavirus

Catholic parents should seize this as an opportunity to reinforce our beliefs and values in our children.
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Our Christian calling and social distancing

The global phenomenon of imposed isolation provides an important moment to call to mind the many people who experience "social distancing" as a daily, lived reality -- most often not of their choosing.
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Coronavirus and ‘Hollywood Squares’

The novel coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, late last year has affected higher education like nothing I have experienced in my time as a university president.
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A good and upright man

Joseph is a strong role model for someone who accepts the will of the Lord and lives it out.
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