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God is still calling men and women to the priesthood and religious life, but because of a culture that does not promote vocations they are not responding to His call. Father Christopher Argano, … more
Thank you for the fine article, “Novice Speaker Had Wealth of Knowledge About Eucharistic Adoration,” by John Woods (CNY, Editor’s Report, March 1). The appreciative audience was … more
February brings a lot of anniversaries for me. The 6th was, in Jack Benny’s vocabulary, the 29th anniversary of my 39th birthday; the 18th of this usually dreary month was my 6th … more
James Monti opened his seminar on Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie by making an admission most novice public speakers would not make. He confessed that his talk was his … more
The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more
El papa Francisco, en su viaje apostólico al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), exhortó a los peruanos a “no dejarse robar la esperanza”, pues no estamos solos en medios de nuestras … more
I stood in the upstairs hallway of our home recently, hugging my 12-year-old daughter, who was finally expressing outwardly the fears that must have been churning inside her for a day or so in the … more
Little did he know what a noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the … more
Nathan is a 49-year-old “cradle Catholic” who received his grammar through high school education from the good sisters, brothers and priests. Growing up, he was a reliable altar server, a … more
So I just call them?” “Yes, that’s what they’re praying for!” This was the short conversation I had with a friend just before calling the vocation director to apply to the seminary. I … more
So I just call them?” “Yes, that’s what they’re praying for!” This was the short conversation I had with a friend just before calling the vocation director to apply to the seminary. I … more
I am writing this on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, so my mind is on Lent, our forty days of spiritual preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Yet, I must also confess that my mind is … more
When the second phase of the Pathways to Excellence strategic planning initiative for the Catholic elementary schools of the archdiocese was launched back in September, I was there. It made sense … more
With Ash Wednesday this week, the season of Lent is once again upon us. As Catholics, we know Lent as a time of penitence, fasting and abstinence in anticipation of Holy Week and Easter—the … more
El viaje apostólico del papa Francisco al Perú (del 18 al 21 de enero de 2018), como es muy sabido, tuvo una acogida que desbordó todas las expectativas. Su mensaje era esperado porque él sí … more
One recent night, there was a light snowfall, and in the morning, the trees wore a graceful covering of white. The tall trunks were dark against the gray-white light of early day, but the … more
The end of January can be freezing weather-wise, but it annually brings two highlights of the year, which help warm my spirit. The first is the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in which … more
Speaking with Isaak Ghebremicael Monday night, I sought to learn about how he had maintained his connection with the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund and Program since earning a master’s degree in … more
The 44th annual National Catholic Schools Week that began Jan. 28 has as its theme “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” As a slogan, it has a nice ring to it. As a succinct description of … more
Viaje Apostólico del Papa Francisco El domingo 21 de enero de 2018 el Papa Francisco concluyó con su Vigésimo Segundo Viaje Apostólico (a Chile y Perú). Desde el momento en que el Papa … more
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