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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq as 'penitent pilgrim' begging for peace

Pope Francis begins a three-day visit in Iraq by calling for peace in the war-ravaged country.

The buffoonery of Abbott and Cuomo

Distinctly Catholic: Two governors, from different parties and with different ideologies, both Roman Catholic — both Greg Abbott in Texas and Andrew Cuomo in New York need to go back to school and learn some basics.

Panelists call for reckoning on abuse of Native American children at Catholic boarding schools

The first task in confronting this history of abuse, before reconciliation can be possible, must be truth-telling, a process Denise Lajimodiere, researcher and founder of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, said has barely begun in the United States.

Catholic Church helps Zambian villagers stand up to mining companies

A recent court victory against a copper mine highlights what activists say is widespread lack of enforcement of environmental regulations in the lucrative, polluting business of mining in Africa.

Your thoughts on if Biden will be invited to Notre Dame

Your thoughts: It is a controversial tradition, but six U.S. presidents have spoken at the University of Notre Dame's commencement exercises, and a total of nine presidents have received honorary degrees. But will our nation's second Catholic president be invited to speak?

All vaccines are morally acceptable, says member of Pontifical Academy for Life

Commentary: Statements about the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have come out urging Catholics to privilege a theoretical moral purity over the value of their own lives, the lives of others and the common good. Why?

A Climate-Conscious Lent: Rising sea levels threaten millions

What will it be like to live on an island or along a coast in a warming world?

A family at prayer

by Gina Loehr Paris, 1867. The World’s Fair, a gathering so full of character and culture that it attracted more than 9 million visitors during the course of the nine-month exposition. Among the exhibits at the fair was the work of the German painter, Theodor Christoph Schüz (1830–1900). His Midday Prayer in the Harvest was […]

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God's impossible dream

Pencil Preaching for Friday, March 5, 2021

ST. JOHN VIANNEY — We ought to run…

We ought to run after crosses as the miser runs after money. … Nothing but crosses will reassure us at the Day of Judgment. When that day shall come, we shall be happy in our misfortunes, proud of our humiliations, and rich in our sacrifices! — St. John Vianney

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