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Trump adds to fuel to flame of racial hatred

Posted on September 4th, 2015

Moises SandovalAs Donald Trump surged in popularity, other candidates emulated his anti-immigrant rhetoric, reminding Hispanics of our heritage of rejection and violence.


Una herencia no deseada

Posted on September 4th, 2015

Moises SandovalAl ver Donald Trump aumentando su popularidad, otros candidatos emularon su retórica anti-inmigrante, haciéndonos conscientes de nuestra herencia de rechazo y violencia.


You’ve heard of pet rescue; now there’s food rescue

Posted on September 4th, 2015

Effie Caldarola Pope Francis says we live in a “culture of waste,” and Effie Caldarola tells of how rescuing food from waste, by repurposing it, may be catching on.


Getting to a shooter before he picks up a gun

Posted on September 4th, 2015

Carole Norris GreeneCarole Norris Green noticed that the shooter of two TV reporters in Virginia addressed his suicide letter not to family first, but friends. It’s not too late for other families to intervene and help their own.


U.S., Iran use diplomacy to turn toward peace

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

An editorial by Pax Christi International praises the tentative deal in response to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Its rejection by the U.S. Congress would be a tragedy of monumental proportions.


Parishioners’ snide comments hurt parents of big family

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

McBlains-croppedIn their Marriage Matters column, Deacon Paul and Helen McBlain discuss church teaching on planning the size of one’s family.


When trust is broken, fixing it is a tall order

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Karen OsborneThe Ashley Madison website leak exposed not only a sordid practice, but the underlying problem of breaking trust. Columnist Karen Osborne has felt the hurt of betrayal first-hand.


A lesson in grace from Jimmy Carter

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.Father William Byron reflects on the 39th president’s diagnosis of cancer and his promise to be “at ease with whatever comes.” That is a simple way of entrusting oneself to the Lord. That is faith, not fatalism.


For Philadelphia, a reluctant shining hour

Posted on August 24th, 2015

Eric BaneckerSeminarian Eric Banecker knows the city of his birth has an inferiority complex. Despite the whining he hears, in the end, thousands of people will enjoy the papal events in the shadow of the Rocky steps.


Read this standing up, you may live longer

Posted on August 21st, 2015

Maureen PrattColumnist Maureen Pratt cites a study tying prolonged sitting to higher risk of heart disease. She offers 6 tips for getting things done while getting off that chair.


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