Reflections on Two Hundred Years of Herman Melville: Part II: Questing Souls at Sea by Leonard Engel

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"[W]henever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."

Connecting Church and Labor by Clayton Sinyai

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Pope Leo XIII, in the encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891), saw that modern society was dividing into two classes: owners of capital, whose wealth consistently increased, and hired workers, who were pressed toward poverty by highly competitive labor markets.

Praying Is More Than Saying Words by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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It takes a lot of living and dying before one begins to understand the depth of prayerfulness. It means allowing God to be the up-lifter of what we think and carry deep within us.

We Live in a Safe Universe in Spite of Everything by Ed Burns

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Jesus knew that we were—and are—capable of betrayal and abandonment and treachery and cruelty. But he opted to stay with us anyway, to the point where he was willing to endure the mystery of evil itself.

Changes and Transformations by Rose Marie Dunphy

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Even if we feel we feel we have fallen short, while there is breath, there is always a chance to “redo” our life and live it to the fullest.

The World's Parish Priest: A Review by Dale P. Faulkner

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An eyewitness account of the conclave that elected Pope Francis in 2013.