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Love and mercy in politics
Love and mercy in politics
February 27, 2017

Catholics advancing social justice sometimes wonder: Will my efforts have a lasting impact? Am I building God's kingdom or will all of this be wiped away?

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Pros, cons of Johnson Amendment
Pros, cons of Johnson Amendment
February 27, 2017

At the National Prayer Breakfast last month, President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment "and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution." I must confess that, on the list of things I hope the new administration will accomplish this year, this one is fairly far down.

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Hope, pray for new president
February 27, 2017

To the editor:
We have a new President; whether your candidate or not, we have to hope and pray that our new President does a great job. 

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Find, renew, live by faith this Lent
Find, renew, live by faith this Lent
February 27, 2017

On March 1, the church universal enters into the holy season of Lent. In his Lenten message, Pope Francis reminds us: "Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death.

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Apostolate to the Fourth World
Apostolate to the Fourth World
January 30, 2017

When the U.S. Catholic bishops do their laudable work in looking out for the needs and rights of migrants and refugees, they are looking out for a large and vulnerable share of their flock.

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Retirement: An invitation for something more
Retirement: An invitation for something more
January 30, 2017

Hello. I feel like I should reintroduce myself to you as I have just finished my five-year term of service at Catholic Relief Services and now write to you in my status as "me" and not president and CEO, or dean, or professor or whatever titles I have held since starting my professional career in 1979.

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Gospel notes faith is key
January 27, 2017

The gospel read on Christ the King Sunday (20 November) was the well-known account of the "good thief" from St. Luke. 

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New homes for artifacts?
January 27, 2017

On a recent walk in Pittsford I was deeply dismayed to see at the curb several crucifixes and a large Infant of Prague statue.

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