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Columnist Effie Caldarola knows it’s been a bad year for news — from unaccompanied immigrant children to ISIS extremists to persecuted minorities — she advises we remember the poor people in these crises, and that God is with them.
Teens shouldn’t worry about getting married just yet, writes Karen Osborne. But there’s a lot they can learn about themselves and about what they want out of life by examining the people they take to the movies or prom.
This is decision time for many young Americans looking toward college and career, writes Father William Byron. In choosing a career choice that will put meaning over money, they can look to a young Philadelphia doctor, a shining example of vocation.
While the recent Synod of Bishops on the family was not discussed at writer Kelly Bothum’s busy dinner table, she hopes conversations about divorced, homosexual and civilly remarried people who make up the church will continue.
Many American Catholics of the past were wrong about slavery and race relations, writes John Garvey. We should learn from their mistakes and from the lives of people like Father Augustus Tolton, whose cause for sainthood is being studied.
Popular columnist Steve Kent ends his run of weekly columns with a final reflection. He will trade his consideration of Catholic issues for retirement and a weekly dose of humility on the golf course.
A young woman with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis wants to commit suicide. A seminarian at St. Charles Seminary, who is studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Raleigh, is also facing terminal brain cancer. He writes a personal and theological perspective on life, suffering, death and everyday miracles.
Columnist Effie Caldarola found a program to help refugee families through a State Department program. The list of her refugee family’s needs was long, as they need everything. She sees a chance to tell that family and others that we care about them.