Guest 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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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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Don’t let Halloween scare you

Memo to handwringing adults: Ghouls and goblins and various ghostly apparitions don't exist, but lust, greed, pride, envy and anger most certainly do. And they are far more frightening.
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Prayers for the sick

I've been thinking lately about prayers for the sick.
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Why our son is in seminary

A mother and father share their reasons for supporting their son's exploration of the priesthood.
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Biblical wisdom for expectant, ‘older’ mothers

There is a special kind of humiliation (and humor, if you're a good sport), reserved for pregnant women who skew a little bit above the average age of moms in this country.
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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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