Commentary

‘Pea toast’ and other sacrifices

We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstain from meat on the other Fridays of the season, but it’s not much of a sacrifice to splurge on lobster instead of beef as a Lenten meal.
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Frank Gehry and the quest for transcendence

The Church ought to sing the transcendence of God to Frank Gehry as it once sang it to Giotto, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Dante, Gaudí, and the architect of Chartres Cathedral. 
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The long Lent

May this long Lent lead to an Easter of renewed hope and joy for ourselves, for the church, and for those who have been harmed.
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Moving experience

To be human is to be worthy of God. God affirms the value of human life, by becoming human himself. But life is not easy.
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Send in the clowns

A good comedian helps an audience to recognize common absurdities, inconsistencies and hypocrisies in any given cultural moment. Their real genius is helping audiences to recognize the ones in which they also take part.
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Does Jesus say ghosts exist?/ Serving as witness at Protestant wedding

Father Doyle fields questions about the existence of ghosts and whether Catholics may serve as witnesses in the rituals of non-Catholic weddings.
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The makings of a long-lasting marriage

People often wonder what the secret is to a successful marriage. Based on the Rowe’s relationship, the answer is love, understanding, faith, compassion, and selflessness. They don’t sound like such a secret at all.
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Funeral Mass on Sunday?/ Say rosary during Mass?

Father Doyle fields questions about celebrating funeral Masses on Sunday and praying the rosary at Mass.
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Let people know they matter

Let this Valentine's Day be an opportunity to let people know that they matter to us.
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Building a wall against life

In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a "historic victory for New Yorkers," New York has passed what may be the nation's most extreme and irresponsible abortion law.
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Find extraordinary in the ordinary

We can encounter God in the awesome majesty of a mountaintop sunrise or a scrunched bouquet of dandelion’s in a child’s fist.
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One more benefit of Catholic schools

Catholic Schools Week always serves as a time to reflect upon the many gifts that those institutions give us: a solid education, a deeper faith and lasting friendships.
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