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“As Christ laid down his life for us, so we too ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” The Office of Readings for Wednesday of Holy Week... (Read more)

The Pain beneath the Cross

By Tina McCormick, PhD

As Catholics, we are not thin-skinned when we encounter and personally experience pain. We are taught about the redemptive qualities of pain and... (Read more)
Abuse, terminal illness, the death of a child, emotional torment: each an astounding difficulty in its own right. But did you know that the Martin... (Read more)
When I visited Erbil, Iraq, in December with a congressional delegation determined to find out why Christians had often been excluded from U.S.... (Read more)
When it was announced that the Vatican would open a commission into the question of women deacons, my initial response was unenthusiastic. I agree... (Read more)
Representatives from the Holy See and other Catholic orders gathered in Geneva last month to acknowledge and observe the Dominican who helped form... (Read more)

A New Year’s Revolution

By Tina McCormick, PhD

Resolutions: there are many this time of year, as in any year. Be it plans to exercise, to be healthy, or otherwise successful, our ambitions know... (Read more)
The latest meeting of Pope Francis' “Council of Cardinals” has just ended and, according to Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, “missionary impulse”... (Read more)
Baltimore has spent the last year trying to heal from the wounds of division. But now a divisive proposal threatens to create more disunity.... (Read more)

On Voting

By Father Christopher J. Pollard

“Spit on it and use it”, once said a wise old priest in the seminary about money. The same can be said about your vote. In and of itself it is not... (Read more)

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