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Finding Beauty While Letting Go

By Trudelle Thomas August 23, 2019

On Good Friday of 2018, the bottom fell out of my world when my husband, Bill, learned he had late-stage abdominal cancer. We’d been doctoring the..

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An Ongoing Injustice

By David Dault, PhD August 23, 2019

Earlier this summer, I took a plane from Chicago to the Mississippi Delta to go on a pilgrimage around the Gulf Coast and deep into southern Texas..

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Continuing Education

By Susan Hines-Brigger August 23, 2019

For many across the country, the school year is just getting underway. We parents will load our kids up with all the necessary supplies—except..

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A Higher Education

By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, PhD August 23, 2019

Four years ago, Rebecca DeBurger, a college freshman, sat in her Common Ground class at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio,..

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Why Does a Baptized Person Need the RCIA?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM August 23, 2019

Why does a baptized adult have to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)? Such a person may already know almost everything..

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Why So Few Catholic Bible Study Groups?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM August 23, 2019

Why doesn’t the Catholic Church encourage its members to establish small groups for  Bible study? Aren’t many Catholics joining nondenominational..

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Will I Know Him?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM August 23, 2019

My husband died of cancer almost two years ago. He was the love of my life as I was his. Will I ever see him again and be with him?

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Reconnect Brooklyn: A Second Chance for At-Risk Youth

By Beth Griffin August 23, 2019

By his own description, Efrain Hernandez was “a terror” growing up in a single-parent home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of New York City. He did..

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Reel Time

By Rose Pacatte, FSP August 14, 2019

The Lion King 

In time for the 25th anniversary of the original animated film, Disney returns to Africa for The Lion King, a magnificent CGI..

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Clare and Francis: Assisi’s Most Dangerous Citizens

By Pat McCloskey, OFM July 26, 2019

In August 1212, if the small Umbrian city of Assisi’s post office had displayed “Wanted” posters, Chiara di Favarone di Offreduccio and Francesco..

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