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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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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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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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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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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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One man’s meat

Learning to speak and write clearly is essential to success in all the disciplines that young people are flocking to these days.
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Recovering intimacy in a lonely world

Rather than "Thou shalt not" as its battle cry, the church can offer a genuinely positive vision of "the joy of love," a holistic understanding of sex and intimacy for a society increasingly despairing about both.
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A photographic year in review

Kevin J. Parks shares some of his favorite visual memories from 2018.
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A new St. Nicholas to gather us to hearth and home

Perhaps we need a new, albeit very different, St. Nicholas. Someone who recognizes our poverty, a poverty of attention and time, and can fill our homes and hearts with something far more valuable than more screens and chocolate coins.
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Children of all ages

Kevin Parks, Catholic Review visual journalist, reflects on some recent assignments that bring the preciousness of life and joy into focus.
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Say an Ave there for me

What many Americans may still not realize is that Ireland is embracing the culture of death with a zeal and gusto that few other countries -- even traditionally secularized ones -- would be so foolish as to imitate.
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