Commentary

Lenten silence amid turmoil

In the midst of trial and worry, we seek the intimacy of this powerful and mysterious force we call God. Let Lent open us to grace, to see the big picture, even if it’s impossible to imagine 15 Milky Ways.
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Annulment concern/ Dropping the host

Father Doyle fields questions about annulments and dropping the consecrated host.
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Spiritual combat

A badly exaggerated “can-do” attitude is symptomatic of the sin of pride that played such a devastating role at the dawn of human history.
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Flannery O’Connor and friends, revisited

At the end, that is the deepest impression her letters leave: here is a woman of extraordinary courage whose configuration of her life to the Cross was a source of both personal strength and literary genius.
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Why we should care about the beloved Amazon

The plight of the Amazon is a wicked problem demanding enormous resources and focus from a variety of countries, yet without certainty of the results nor the avoidance of unintended consequences.
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The Gift of St. Valentine’s Day

The stories surrounding the life of St. Valentine teach us that sacrifice is the ultimate gift that love demands of us.
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Watching Sunday Mass – from my kitchen?

On a recent Sunday, I was able to experience Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium although I was hundreds of miles away in Florida.
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What is a good Catholic Bible?/ Can heaven be happy with some missing?

Father Doyle fields questions about Catholic editions of the Bible and how we can be happy in heaven if loved ones aren't present with us.
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God, born in us

Salvation history is not just about what God did in the past, but what God wants to do through each one of us in the present.
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Black history is Catholic history

As we mark this 94th annual celebration of black history during February, I encourage all Catholics interested in justice, reconciliation and peace to commit to learning about the central place of black people in the church's long and complex history.
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Popsicles before dinner

I have come to see that there are times when the best parenting move is the one that is best for the parent.
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Impassioned support for life

Marching in Washington, D.C., or Annapolis are important ways to make your voice heard on life issues, but if you want to make a “powerful, impassioned and inspirational” difference, support your local pro-life pregnancy center. 
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