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Parish is place where ecology encyclical can sink roots

Posted on July 31st, 2015

Father Eugene HemrickIt’s good to read Pope Francis’ encyclical, but now it’s time to act, writes Father Eugene Hemrick. Situated in neighborhoods, parishes have excellent means for creating green projects in the community.


Miracles come to sinners as well as saints

Posted on July 31st, 2015

Father John CatoirIf you’ve got a problem with anger, you may be in the company of some saints, writes Father John Catoir. He advises asking humbly for God’s will to be done.


The roots of same-sex marriage run through the pill

Posted on July 28th, 2015

John GarveyUnless heterosexual couples recover the virtue of chastity — viewing sex as connected to marriage and fertility — they have no moral warrant for imposing it on their gay friends, writes John Garvey.


Learning to take the wheel of your own life

Posted on July 28th, 2015

Karen OsborneKaren Osborne advises young people not to sit passively as in the back seat but to stay alert and actively participate in the everyday moments of their life.


Pope Francis startles the world

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Deacon Bill MasapolloDeacon Bill Masapollo believes the pope is exciting people around the world because he is reminding us of the profound beauty of living as Jesus would have us live.


Love your neighbor to combat the culture of violence

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

On the day that a Colorado jury was to announce its verdict in the case of a man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater killing 12 people, Tennesseans were trying to make sense of another deadly shooting, this time in our state.


Pray for those who persecute you

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.Only prayer, not the threat of law, can convert the hearts of people working at Planned Parenthood so that they rediscover their dignity, writes Bishop James Conley.


A papal call to action on the environment

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.The great Catholic tradition of social justice is at risk if Catholics fail to connect in the policy arena with all the social issues of our day, especially those related to the environment, writes Father William Byron.


Tragedy becomes a moment of grace

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Effie Caldarola Effie Caldarola ponders the grace of forgiveness as shown by members of a South Carolina church, scene of a recent shooting that left nine members dead.


Job search reveals it’s more about attitude than resume

Posted on July 16th, 2015

Erick RommelWriter Erick Rommel used a novel approach to getting job interviews, and jobs. Ask him about it — he’s always “in the area.”


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