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Building a peaceful future with today’s youth

Posted on November 24th, 2015

Karen OsborneKaren Osborne urges teens who want a world free from war and fear, and where everyone regardless of race or class can eat at the table, to start building it today.

Golden Rule is measure of our response to refugees

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

Father Gus PuleoFather Gus Puleo favors a stringent investigation process for refugees from Syria and other places experiencing a “third world war,” but America should nevertheless welcome them like the Holy Family, he writes.

Almost-forgotten rosaries teach a lesson in simplicity

Posted on November 20th, 2015

Effie Caldarola Writer Effie Caldarola almost lost her mother’s priceless rosaries, and it reminded her of how her devotion to Mary has evolved over the years.

This Thanksgiving, be grateful and you’ll be happy

Posted on November 20th, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.We would be a better, stronger, happier nation if we lived gratefully with one another every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving Day, writes Father William Byron. Religion can help to make that happen.

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan share common ground that’s sacred

Posted on November 13th, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.Both politicians face the hurdles of their jobs, but they put their family first, writes Father William Byron. For them, being home with the family is front and center.

Learn humility, and laugh at yourself

Posted on November 13th, 2015

John GarveyJohn Garvey knows he needs to learn his mom’s ability to laugh at her own expense. Real humility means not fishing for compliments but going through life attaching no importance to oneself.

The wedding ring: Symbol of fidelity or subjugation?

Posted on November 12th, 2015

McBlains-croppedWhen a wife decides not to wear her ring anymore, she can’t understand why her husband is making such a fuss. If it’s a big deal to him, it’s big enough to explore together, write Deacon Paul and Helen McBlain in their Marriage Matters column.

Thank God for his presence in bounty of life, and in its darkness

Posted on November 5th, 2015

Effie Caldarola It’s one thing to see God when you get what you want, writes Effie Caldarola, but another to thank God for his presence when you suffer things you didn’t choose.

No quick solutions to refugee crisis

The body of a refugee child lies on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 1.  The body appeared to be that of an Afghan boy of about 8 years of age. Thousands of refugees have died this year attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, most are on their way to Western Europe. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) Posted on November 5th, 2015

On Oct. 25, the leaders of Greece and other countries along the so-called “migrant trail” into Europe agreed to set up holding camps for up to 100,000 people seeking asylum from war or unrest in their homelands.

As suicide grows, there’s no better time to stand up for life

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Father Gus PuleoLast month California became the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Father Gus Puleo calls for all Americans to grow in true compassion, respecting the dignity of life for all from conception to natural death.

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