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Hit the open road of a moral life, even while driving

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

John GarveyJohn Garvey’s Pennsylvania road trip drove home the wisdom of cultivating virtue in one’s life, not unlike keeping one’s hands on the wheel and putting aside distractions while driving.


Hospitality is not just for people you know

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

Karen OsborneAvid runner Karen Osborne felt left out from a clique of runners recently, an eerie throwback to high school. Reaching out to others outside one’s circle can give a boost to people who need it.


What I learned at college: There’s always time for faith

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Melanie DeFranciscoMelanie DeFrancisco just finished her first year at Penn State. She found out that her Catholic faith was not a temporary feeling but a permanent gift to live out.


Be on time, and make the world run better

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Maureen PrattColumnist Maureen Pratt has advice for recent grads and anyone: When we strive to be on time, many positive and potentially life-changing things can happen.


This summer don’t …

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Six things to avoid this summer as you seek to grow closer to God, spend time with family and recharge before fall begins again.


As tech advances, it’s one step up, two steps back

Posted on June 16th, 2015

Father Eugene HemrickThe irony of high-speed cars and gridlocked traffic, among other examples, isn’t lost on Father Eugene Hemrick. He preaches the virtue of moderation.


Labor hears the call to solidarity with the poor

Posted on June 16th, 2015

Richard TrumkaThe Catholic leader of the AFL-CIO is a native of Pennsylvania coal country who likes what he hears from Pope Francis and his critiques of capitalism.


Thanks for the memories of grandparents

Posted on June 15th, 2015

Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.In the run up to the World Meeting of Families, Sister Constance Veit writes of the value of sharing experiences and wisdom of the elderly, and the vocation of grandparents.


On turning 18 and enjoying its magic

Posted on June 9th, 2015

Karen OsborneKaren Osborne felt she could do anything when she was 18. Now she’d like talk to that version of herself and offer some good advice for living wisely.


On growing old and enjoying the best years of life

Posted on June 9th, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.Father William Byron, firmly in old age, reflects on a retreat he gave to his elderly peers in which he saw age not as calamity but precious gift and reason to give thanks.


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