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Trip to Mars begins in a classroom

Posted on April 17th, 2015

Karen OsborneThe history of flight and its future into space wouldn’t be possible without teenagers learning from those dreamers who went before, writes Karen Osborne.

Listen to the cries of the poor — and act

Posted on April 15th, 2015

More than 45 million people in the U.S. live below the poverty line. An editorial argues that fighting poverty, in all its complexities, requires us to protect human life and dignity.

One-child families may change society

Posted on April 14th, 2015

John GarveyIn a world in which birthrates are falling and one child becomes the family norm, John Garvey wonders what will happen to brother love and sisterly affection.

Help for 50 million refugees starts with 5

Posted on April 14th, 2015

Effie Caldarola Columnist Effie Caldarola joined volunteers to spruce up an apartment to welcome some of the worldwide refugees settling in the U.S. with loss, yet hope, in their hearts.

Business school trains today’s church leaders

Posted on April 14th, 2015

Father William Byron, S.J.A partnership between the Archdiocese of New York and Villanova offers a master’s in church management, which is what the church needs, writes Father William Byron.

A Chrism Mass moment of hidden beauty

ChrismIMG_0371 Posted on April 10th, 2015

St. Charles seminarian John Howarth had a busy day serving around the altar for the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday. He witnessed a profound priestly gesture untold until now.

When the price of great expectations is too high

Posted on April 9th, 2015

rommel cropEric Rommel recalls a bright and promising friend from college who, unbeknownst to his friends, starting using drugs to deal with pressure, until his death by overdose.

Religious freedom laws as safeguard in Indiana, and elsewhere

Posted on April 9th, 2015

An editorial argues that religious freedom restoration laws go beyond the one issue of same-sex marriage. Catholics should speak up to defend freedom of conscience.

Honey, I’d like to be a deacon

Posted on April 9th, 2015

McBlains-croppedPermanent Deacon Paul McBlain and his wife Helen have advice for a man discerning his vocation to the diaconate, and his wife’s misgivings: Pray, discuss and pray!

School-choice tax credits have proven ROI

Posted on April 9th, 2015

Amy HillAmy Hill notes the solid track record of Pa.’s EITC and OSTC education scholarships. They’re investments that deserve the increase state legislators are seeking.

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