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How priests can minister to people of same-sex attraction

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Father Joseph Quindlen and other priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia attended the recent Courage International conference and learned how to be ministers of mercy in the “field hospital” that is the Catholic Church.


A notable name on a ‘dirty’ list

Posted on July 25th, 2014

John GarveyA women’s group calls the Little Sisters of the Poor “dirty” for opposing contraception. John Garvey warns we are going down a dangerous road when those who do not share one narrow view of the world are deemed enemies of the people.


Supreme Court has final word, and that irks some

Posted on July 25th, 2014

The Supremes — the jurists, not the singers — are finding nothing but heartache as controversy swirls during their summer recess, writes columnist Stephen Kent.


Crisis of children at border is a challenge to love

Posted on July 18th, 2014

We have an opportunity to show our love, not our indifference, to some of the 50,000 children who have been stopped at the U.S. southern border, says Father Gus Puleo, an archdiocesan pastor in Norristown.


Stretching your mind while hitting the road

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Maureen Pratt suggests families take a road trip together this summer, for the adventure of it, for the time for long talks and for noticing things we often miss in our busy days.


The family isn’t obsolete

Posted on July 18th, 2014

The Hobby Lobby court decision is just one example of the enduring power of family, writes Stephen Kent. One way to keep the family strong, he believes, is to make family dinners together a priority.


Finding inspiration, not envy, on social media

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Finding the healthy balance between alone time and doing things with friends can be a challenge for today’s teens, writes Erick Rommel. That’s because they are constantly seeing what other people are doing at every moment, thanks to social media.


Crisis in U.S. result of Central American desperation

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Violence in Central America and the lack of jobs and education are why thousands of parents are sending their children north in the belief they would be safer in the U.S. A guest editorial argues that U.S. funds should address the migration’s root causes, not its symptoms.


A guide on how to believe

Posted on July 11th, 2014

A recently published document by the Vatican deserves everyone’s attention, not just that of theologians, writes Stephen Kent. The practical tome on “spiritual instinct” can be useful as sincere Catholics wrestle with today’s questions.


A letter from the past, a lesson for the present

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Karen Osborne unearths a letter from her 16-year-old self to her 30-year-old self and finds that life happened while she was busy making plans for something else.


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