Commentary

Church’s stance on Medjugorje/ Can we receive Communion?

Father Doyle fields questions about the Catholic Church's position on Medjugorje and when a reconciled married couple can receive Communion.
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Upon further review

I just wanted to assure you that I am still living at the cathedral rectory. I’ve been able to keep my residence. Please pray that I’ll be able to keep my sanity! 
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Kittens and babies

Some legislators – at the state and federal level – are so afraid of anything that acknowledges the humanity of an unborn child that they cannot imagine granting any kind of protection, even when it should be obvious.
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Being present this Lent

Were we present at Jesus’ crucifixion? We were, and we are. We can place ourselves in that moment, meditating again on the tremendous sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the cross. We were there. This Lent we are there.
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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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Scary prayers that are good for you

Scary prayers are prayers where even the very words you say seem to convict you.
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Bell at consecration?/ Children and same-sex marriage

Father Doyle fields questions about bells at the consecration and how to talk to children about same-sex marriage.
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Of joy, and Father Jeff

Father Jeff Dauses recently gave the gift of life when he donated a kidney to a woman related to one of his parishioners at St. Andrew by the Bay in Annapolis.
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Are screens becoming substitute parents?

Unfortunately, in many instances, the mother-child bond is interrupted when screens are used to placate a restless toddler.
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A little lesson in trust

Sometimes the large, life-changing moments are the ones that show us we need to turn everything over to God. Sometimes it’s the flat tire or a snowstorm derailing our plans. But each time we have an opportunity to come away trusting Jesus a little bit more.
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Give up worry for Lent

Venerable Fulton Sheen once said of worry: “Nothing is more destined to create deep-seated anxieties in people than the false assumption that life should be free from anxieties."
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A letter to Archbishop William E. Lori on his pastoral on racism

If I had to point to one thing that stunted my motivation to evangelize, to go beyond highlighting cultural contributions of blacks to Catholicism to confidently asking others to become Catholic too, I'd have to admit it was racism.
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