Racism: A Challenge to the Church By Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, O.P.

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What if each parish took on the task of “dismantling racism” in its members and its neighborhoods? There is much work to be done to raise the rights of all Catholics to both belong and to include.

Songs of the Hours By Fr. Bob Bonnot

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The canticles of Luke are invoked at various times throughout the Liturgy of the Hours. Meditating on them adds new dimensions to one's prayer life.

Gifts of Gethsemani: Matthew Kelty, Thomas Merton, and the Lessons of Monasticism By Michael Ford

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Solitude was an opportunity to put the tools down, close the mouth, turn the lights out and the music off, and listen—to the wind, your own breathing, the divine presence in the soul.

Reflections on Two Hundred Years of Herman Melville: Part I: The Gospels of His Time By Leonard Engel

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"If he were a religious man, he would be one of the most truly religious and reverential; he has a very high and noble nature, and better worth immortality than most of us."

What a Strange Religion We Profess! By Ed Burns

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This is precisely what we are asked to believe in: a God who is vulnerable, a Savior who empties himself of power and dies on a cross, a Spirit who fashions a people called to risk their lives and reputations for the sake of the hungry, the poor, the helpless, and the hopeless. What a strange religion we profess!

Breaking Free: A Review by Chris Byrd

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A stirring, revelatory film on the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Of Grief and Healing: A Review by Robert Kent

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Rabbi Stephen A. Karol speaks from the basis of his personal faith to offer thoughts on death, grief, and mourning.

The Spiritual and Communal Menace of Technology By J. Milburn Thompson

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The smartphone in your pocket is a technological wonder that gives you access to incredible amounts of information. Information, however, is neither knowledge nor wisdom.

A Christmas Peace by Gene Ciarlo

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Even agnostics and atheists are touched, perhaps unawares, by the more profound Christian themes of Christmas. It is the season of giving. It is closer to heart than head, closer to “us” than simply “me” in isolation.

The Keepers of the Gifts By Claudette Burque

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Researching our ancestry allowed us to remember and to model the love of the Holy Family, with their ever-present example of intimacy, communication, and mutual trust.