Guest Commentary

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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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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Meeting God on holy ground

The revival of interest in the work of Fred Rogers indicates that our society yearns for the culture of respect and love of neighbor that he tried to foster.
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Letter to a failing heroin addict

In 40 years of working with the addicted, I have learned that these negative  behaviors block the positive power of grace.
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Turkey Bowl at 100: Augie Miceli still teaching, leading

The best thing you can do in life is be a consistent, positive example to your family. Teach them to be punctual. Teach them to be a good influence on their community. And, most essential, teach them how to provide care and love to other people, especially those in your family.
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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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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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