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It can wait: Don’t text while walking

Posted on October 14th, 2014

Cell phone use is causing more “distracted while walking” accidents. Stow the phone, Maureen Pratt writes, and notice the trees, other people, God’s grand world. Miss them and we truly miss out.


Is pro football coming to an end?

Posted on October 14th, 2014

New policies to address serious injuries on the field and domestic violence off it might not be enough to save the NFL, or “commercial” football, as Father William Byron writes.


When a good man won’t go to church

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Deacon Paul and Helen McBlain offer advice in the case of a wife and mother who hopes her sons won’t follow Dad’s lead of avoiding Sunday Mass.


Proceed with caution

Posted on October 9th, 2014

In confronting the quandary of Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is tasked with choosing the least worst among a number of awful policy options.


Peace through strength: In prayer, what comes first?

Posted on October 7th, 2014

In a spiritual chicken-and-egg dilemma, Erick Rommel ponders a prayer for strength in life: Does a person’s strength come from prayer or from inner fortitude? Or, did prayer create that inner fortitude?


Meet the 2014 candidates for Pa. governor

Posted on October 6th, 2014

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election, writes Amy Hill of the Pa. Catholic Conference. Read the positions of the gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, before Election Day Nov. 4.


Morality is a cost of doing business

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Firms have an obligation to pay a wage to workers for the means to support a family, argues Steve Kent. This in an age when corporate profits are at their highest in 85 years and wages at their lowest in 65 years.


A step closer to our eternal home

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Everyone yearns to depart from this world from home, writes Moises Sandaoval, even if it is only a humble hut, and to that full measure of acceptance we hope to find in heaven.


God has a vocation for you, for the benefit of all

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

You can do something that aligns your life with God’s will for you, writes Jesuit Father William Byron. The integration of religious faith and your daily responsibilities will bring balance. Just let it happen.


A defining day in life and in death

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

What surprises columnist Effie Caldarola about life, along with its brevity, is its constant change. She advises that when praying we pay attention — to God’s movement and our response.


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