Commentary

A home for generation woke

No generation is perfect, each facing unique challenges, each having distinct personality and peculiarities that others mock and question. But, millennials seem to carry the ire of everyone.
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Remarks of Professor James O’Hara

Erasmus called Thomas "the only genius in England." Samuel Johnson said, "he was the person of greatest virtue these islands ever produced."
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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: Dismissed and dissed?

I hope Governor Cuomo does build a St. Cabrini statue, expressing the strength and vision of a woman who should not be dismissed easily.
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Trust wins out over despair

In this month dedicated to praying for the “poor souls” in purgatory, let us not forget to pray for the dying
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Tell me a story

Stories help us incorporate memories and traditions into our family. They help us know who we are.
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Scatter the darkness

As the days grow darker, both cosmically and metaphorically, the encouragement of the Holy Spirit shines forth with renewed clarity.
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Still try to make converts?/ Does Mass need a congregation?

Father Kenneth Doyle fields questions about proselytism and how frequently a priest is required to celebrate Mass.
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Have you ever experienced a “thin place”?

This is the season when the Catholic world celebrates the feast of All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day. The night before All Saints' Day, the cultural world celebrates Halloween, literally the eve of All Hallows.
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Tuning in to our souls and nourishing them

We communicate with the dead when we pray to the saints, canonized or not. So it is not a far stretch to believe that souls are close by and in touch.
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“We are better than this!”

I grew to know him as a friend, a fervent advocate for the poor, and as a quintessential leader and civil rights icon who fought for justice and equality for all, especially those he served.
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A prayer for Pietro

How is it people and young adults grow up Catholic, experience all there is taught to us about the Trinity through religion classes, nuns and priests’ instruction, get baptized, make first holy Communion, confess young sins in first reconciliation, invite a sponsor to touch our shoulder during Confirmation, take vows in matrimony ... and then...
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