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In his classic novel “Nicholas Nickleby,” Dickens begins by asking this question: What should we do if we lose a loved one too early in life? His answer is both practical and profound. He says we … more
Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja and Sheik Nura Khalid, chief imam of Apo Legislators Quarters Jumu’at Mosque, joined the members of the #BringBackOurGirls movement Aug. 27 to mark the 500 days that more than 200 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, who were abducted by Boko Haram in their dormitory in Borno state April 14, 2014. more
The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation should be a time for individuals to examine their lifestyles and the way they impact the environment, Pope Francis said. more
Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of activity into 24, Pope Francis said. more
Being called to the principal’s office during the school year can cause angst even among the most mischievous students. But for those who typically demonstrate their best behavior, being summoned during the summer may be more daunting. more
One day in August a few years ago, I was watching television at my cousins’ house on Cape Cod. A commercial appeared showing a typical New England beach where parents and kids were enjoying a … more
"Not on my watch." Test scores and enrollment will not decline, nor will the Catholic identity be curtailed in Catholic schools across the archdiocese, assure the 41 new elementary school … more
The Sisters are: Sister Thérèse Marie, S.V., 36, a native of Commack, graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a bachelor’s degree in business marine transportation and … more
Well, we are ready! And not only ready, but eager and excited. I write, of course, about the upcoming visit to New York of Pope Francis.  You may have heard the ancient Latin maxim, Ubi … more
Just when you thought Times Square’s aggressive tip-hustling costumed characters couldn’t get more annoying, we’re seeing a new category of hustle that’s as vulgar as anything we’ve seen in … more

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