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A parade for St. Patrick
A parade for St. Patrick
April 5, 2016

Recently, I was the grand marshal of the Washington, D.C., St. Patrick's Day parade. It was a lot of fun. 

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Praying for Easter peace, joy
Praying for Easter peace, joy
April 4, 2016

Have you had the experience of explaining a situation or event, or a particularly difficult experience to others who, for some reason, just do not understand?

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Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday
March 31, 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated each year on the Sunday after Easter. It’s based on the devotion to the Divine Mercy originated by St. Faustina Kowalska.

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St. Joseph the refugee
St. Joseph the refugee
March 16, 2016

In the midst of the Lenten season, the church commemorates the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. The day is sometimes overshadowed by the nearby memorial of St. Patrick on March 17.

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Living life in gratitude
Living life in gratitude
March 15, 2016

As anyone who has talked to me in recent weeks knows, I cannot stop going on about a young man from Greece who used a work bonus to buy and deliver water for the children of Flint, Mich., during the city's polluted water crisis.

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Living as the hands of Christ
Living as the hands of Christ
March 8, 2016

I was given the opportunity to attend one of the Hands of Christ recognition ceremonies. As the young people of our diocese received their special honor, I couldn't help but think back to my own ceremony, almost 15 years ago. 

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Reflections on greatness
Reflections on greatness
March 1, 2016

While eulogizing my mother in 2004, I noted that "greatness" is a label often reserved for somebody who has left a distinct mark in a very public way. 

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Ashes: An urgent call for our souls
Ashes: An urgent call for our souls
February 29, 2016

As Ash Wednesday approached, I was puzzled by a fairly well-established statistic: Ash Wednesday Mass tends to draw a large attendance, right up there with Masses at Christmas and Easter. I asked around and never got a satisfactory answer. Someone said it is Catholic guilt and the sense of obligation.

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