Discerning How to Vote as a Catholic by Fr. Louis Arceneaux, C.M.

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Catholic voters need to reflect and decide how they will form their personal consciences based on what they learn from our bishops as well as other sources of Catholic social teaching.

Under the Bond of Peace: A Pentecost Homily by Fr. Ryan Lerner

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We must pray for the Holy Spirit to come anew into our hearts and help us to embrace the dignity of every person regardless of their race, class, creed, tongue, or their country of origin.

Time to Learn from a Blues People by Alex Mikulich

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Lament is not only a critical feature of the blues, it is also central to Catholic faith—we sing during Eucharist that we too, with God, “hear the cry of the poor.”

Passionate about the Wilderness: Edward Abbey and the American Tradition by Leonard Engel

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In a time when we are losing the contemplative dimension of the wilderness experience, this 20th-century desert father speaks to us anew.

Hitting Bottom by Paul Nyklicek

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We have a number of injuries that desperately still need healing: a history of racism, a patriarchy that still regards women as second-class citizens, a culture of hyper-individualism, and a destruction of nature in the name of civilization.

“Father, If You Are Willing, Take This Cup from Me”: On the Coronavirus Pandemic by Fr. Bedros Shetilian

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The great task before us is to face this crisis with dignity and to keep our integrity. It is not easy, but it is possible.

Parish Life in a Time of Pandemic by Gene Ciarlo

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One certainty has surfaced from this tragic event, and that is a rare, humble, but now frequently uttered admission from people in authority: We don’t know what the future holds.

I Believe That I Shall See the Good Things of the Lord in the Land of the Living by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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This is a costly freedom. This is a call to find ourselves in each other and see ourselves as each other. Humanity is us, so to speak.

The Sacrament of Ambiguity by Ed Burns

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Jesus knew what was in the heart of man, but he also recognized the fundamental goodness that was in us and continually challenged us to live up to that goodness.