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Thankful for those who serve
Thankful for those who serve
May 2, 2016

In this May issue of the Catholic Courier emphasizing vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and vowed religious life, it is a joy to share with you some reflections expressing my own admiration for those living these vocations.

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Connecting with young Catholics
Connecting with young Catholics
April 26, 2016

As a young adult who attends Mass on a weekly basis, I have caught myself on numerous occasions saying, "There are no young adults in my parish" or "There's nothing for young adults." I know I'm not alone in having these thoughts. 

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There is something to religious life
There is something to religious life
April 19, 2016

Every year, the Catholic Courier's staff members works diligently to mark the jubilees of diocesan nuns, priests and deacons.

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A son's faith journey evolves
A son's faith journey evolves
April 12, 2016

On April 20 the oldest of our three children, Andrew, will be confirmed by Bishop Matano at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The event is shaping up as a joyful and profound one, as my 14-year-old takes a big step toward making his faith his own.

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Focus on family
Focus on family
April 7, 2016

Tomorrow Pope Francis will release his post-synodal reflection on the family, titled "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family."

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No penalty for mothers
April 6, 2016

To the editor:
Recently a well-known person was asked what he would do if abortion became illegal -- would he call for punishment for women who had procured an abortion?

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Rising with Christ in a broken world
Rising with Christ in a broken world
April 5, 2016

In my daily work at Catholic Relief Services, I routinely encounter suffering: the crisis of 60 million displaced people around the world, a number larger than those displaced in World War II; at least 50 million children not in school; human trafficking; slave labor; impending food shortage for a large number of Ethiopians; or the dry corridor in Central America with unpredictable bursts of torrential rain that eliminate growing seasons and sometimes wipe out complete plantings.

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Praying for late judge
April 5, 2016

To the editor:
It was sad for me to hear that Judge Scalia passed away and before he was laid to rest how people became like vultures about who would take his seat on the Supreme Court.

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