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March 2, 2017

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day of Peace message

“May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life.” This statement written by Pope Francis in his Jan. 1 World Day…
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February 24, 2017

The Courageous Witness of Blessed Oscar Romero

Who would have predicted it? Who would have imagined that on February 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero…
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February 24, 2017

A Civilised Nation Does Not Kill Babies

US-based Tony Magliano is at the Washington March for Life again this year What a sight! Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I have seen…
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February 23, 2017

A war of the powerful against the weak

In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political parties, religions and nations. And these divides often pit…
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December 15, 2016

The world needs saints

President-elect Donald Trump will have the means at hand to do tremendous good or tremendous harm. The new president-elect of the United States will have many opportunities to purposefully move…
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December 15, 2016

Now the hard work begins!

For those of us using the Gospel and Catholic social teaching as our voting guide, choosing between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates was an absolute dilemma. Hillary Clinton’s hawkish…
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October 21, 2016

Jerusalem bishop’s insights on peacemaking in the Holy Land

Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his first-hand insights regarding the many injustices and violent…
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October 21, 2016

Caring for creation – Central to Pope Francis’ Papacy

As the first pope in history to write an encyclical letter on the environment, Pope Francis demonstrated to the Catholic Church and world, the urgent importance of caring for God’s…
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October 21, 2016

Saint Mother Teresa

Allow me to share with you one of the high points of my life – a short, yet deeply enriching encounter with a saint. Nearly 30 years ago, I worked…
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October 20, 2016

Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

The geographical distance between the richest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest is only about 700 miles. But the economic distance between the United States and Haiti is…
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