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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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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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