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December 7, 2018  |  By ANDY BARTON
Over the past 12 months, the Herald has given Catholic Charities an opportunity to summarize our work, achievements, and memories from the past 50 years.  In our final 50th Anniversary article, we want to share a glimpse of our vision for the future by highlighting a few of our developing initiatives:
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December 7, 2018  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Americans have long been disturbed by the fraud and waste that often surrounds the federal government’s use of their tax dollars. They now have further reason to be up in arms because of the way those tax dollars support the practice of abortion, even though such support, technically speaking, remains illegal.
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December 7, 2018  |  By SEAN WRIGHT

“Up on the housetop, click, click, click!

Down through the chimney with Good Saint Nick!”


There is hardly a more popular saint than Nicholas, bishop of Myra, patron of Sicily, Greece, Russia and numerous cities. Within the Universal Church, in both Latin and Eastern rites, hundreds of churches bear his name. 

 


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November 16, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
As they celebrated their first Christmas in America 150 years ago, our Little Sisters in Baltimore noted that the donations received included “twelve turkeys, four ducks, sixteen chickens and so many other good things that we didn’t know what to do with it all!” They concluded, “In this country Christmas is like the feast of the poor!”
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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: Biblical Commentaries

A Guide for the Perplexed on a Budget
November 16, 2018  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
“The study of the sacred page . . . should be the very soul of sacred theology” (Vatican II, Dei Verbum, 24). In a time of testing for the church’s beliefs and practices, it will be those steeped in the scriptures, in the magisterial teaching and traditions of the church, and in the long-running dialogue of her scholars and teachers on the precise meaning and application of these sources of her authority, who will convince others and lead by their understanding, knowledge, and wisdom.
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November 16, 2018  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Thankful for Herbs and SpicesHoliday meals are perfect for using herbs and spices from the garden. There is nothing quite like the flavor of home-grown sage when added to Aunt Edna’s scrumptious turkey stuffing recipe.
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November 16, 2018  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
Stephen Hawking was a great theoretical physicist and cosmologist, perhaps the most important since Einstein. It is only right that his remains have been interred alongside those of Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey.    
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November 2, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Roxanne Loper was almost home.

Her journey had begun 15 months ago when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special.


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