Commentary

What to say in confession/ Reverence needed in church

Father Doyle fields questions about returning to confession and the proper clothing for church.
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Lessons in empathy

Everything I need to know, I learned at home and St. Rose of Lima School.
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Communicate with integrity

Winning an argument or venting on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook are not good reasons to muckrake, to search out and publicize the faults of people one disagrees with.
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In secret you will be repaid

Recollection is the practice of gathering those things together again to see the self in full.
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What all Hispanics lost in the tragedy of the El Paso massacre

Reports from around the country show that all of us, whether Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Central or South Americans or Caribbean peoples, feel less safe, whether our roots in lands now in the U.S. go back, as mine, 325 years, or whether we are recent immigrants.
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Friday abstinence for vegans/ Parents and nonchurch wedding

Father Doyle fields questions about Friday abstinence for vegans and what parents might do when their children want a nonchurch wedding.
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Heroism and priesthood, Dachau and Amazonia

The heroes of Dachau’s priest-barracks found a way to keep sacramental life alive, in full fidelity to the Church’s tradition. Is that impossible in Amazonia? Or elsewhere?
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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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