• The church teaches that parents are the primary educators of the faith. I have to be honest: That made me uncomfortable.

    <p>Matt Palmer is director of media relations for Towson University in Maryland. He formerly was a social media strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo courtesy Matt Palmer)  </p>

    Matt Palmer is director of media relations for Towson University in Maryland. He formerly was a social media strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo courtesy Matt Palmer)

  • I expected fatherhood to change the routines of my life. Everyone told me it would. Goodbye, sleep. Hello, collapsing in exhaustion at 8 p.m.

    <p>A sailor aboard the USS Constellation in San Diego is greeted by his children in this 2003 file photo. The invitation to move outside of the self to the other is the divine pedagogy of fatherhood. (CNS photo by Jaime Recto/Reuters)  </p>

    A sailor aboard the USS Constellation in San Diego is greeted by his children in this 2003 file photo. The invitation to move outside of the self to the other is the divine pedagogy of fatherhood. (CNS photo by Jaime Recto/Reuters)

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    Apr 29, 2021
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  • <p>Sister Tracey Horan, associate director of education and advocacy at Kino Border Initiative is seen Oct. 21, 2020. &ldquo;We have a responsibility to lift up migrant voices and make sure their real experiences are being highlighted,&rdquo; said Sister Horan, a Sister of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana. (CNS photo by Julius Schlosburg/courtesy Kino Border Initiative)  </p>

    Sister Tracey Horan, associate director of education and advocacy at Kino Border Initiative is seen Oct. 21, 2020. “We have a responsibility to lift up migrant voices and make sure their real experiences are being highlighted,” said Sister Horan, a Sister of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana. (CNS photo by Julius Schlosburg/courtesy Kino Border Initiative)

    Apr 21, 2021
  • <p>Asylum-seeking migrants from Central America who were airlifted from Brownsville, Texas, to El Paso, and later deported, walk outside a National Institute of Migration office at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 23, 2021. (CNS photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)  </p>

    Asylum-seeking migrants from Central America who were airlifted from Brownsville, Texas, to El Paso, and later deported, walk outside a National Institute of Migration office at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 23, 2021. (CNS photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

    Apr 21, 2021
  • Chaplain Bill Simpson talks with a patient in the emergency room at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee, Okla, April 23, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Chaplain Bill Simpson talks with a patient in the emergency room at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee, Okla, April 23, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us the heroes in our midst. And hospital chaplains rank high on that list. (CNS photo by Nick Oxford/Reuters)

    Apr 15, 2021
  •  Father Corneille Boyeye, chaplain at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., and a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, anoints the hands of Cecilia Prado, center, and other nurses in the hospital's telemetry unit May 7, 2018.

    Father Corneille Boyeye, chaplain at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., and a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, anoints the hands of Cecilia Prado, center, and other nurses in the hospital's telemetry unit May 7, 2018. Among the many heroes that have emerged during the pandemic, Catholic hospital chaplains are especially inspirational. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Apr 15, 2021

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