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May 6, 2022  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

Did you know that Van Gogh sold only one work of art during his lifetime, yet in the last three months of his life, he painted, on average, one a day? Or that Caravaggio actually committed murder while he was completing some of the most glorious biblical scenes in history? There is evidential power of divinity in everything that has beauty. A new book by Russ Ramsey, a Presbyterian pastor and art lover, brings us closer to those artists who were touched by their faith to create masterpieces.


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May 6, 2022  |  By ANDY BARTON

Working for Catholic Charities provides me with unique and wonderful opportunities. 

One of them is this column which grants me a voice throughout the diocese every six weeks.  Another is the chance to meet and get to know the people we are serving.  Some of the most meaningful interactions I have had in this work are with our homeless brothers and sisters. 


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May 6, 2022  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

It was time. Time to get away, to unplug, to finally write that novel. Time to prove he could resist the barrage of texts and tweets, news and notifications in order to focus his attention on a worthy endeavor.

So the journalist Johann Hari booked a little room by the beach in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, and made plans to go offline for three months.


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April 15, 2022  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: The Easter Lily

t’s that time of year, Easter is finally here! A fresh sense of hope, renewal and springtime is in the air. It is a holy time for Christians as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the promise that he will come again. Our churches are filled with prayers, priests, parishioners and the perfumed scent of the Easter lily.


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April 15, 2022  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

At sunrise on a beautifully warm spring morning in April, the heavy beams of the wooden gates set in Jerusalem’s thick stone walls were swung open to let families stream up the hill and into the city. Laughing and singing, each family brought a special white, fleecy lamb.


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April 1, 2022  |  By LINDA OPPELT

You might want to consider checking out ‘The 5 Love Languages’ — maybe you’ll find it helpful in your marriage,” said the wise priest to me after hearing my recent confession. It struck me as a gentle word to help answer my need for more grace in my relationship with my husband, Joe.


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April 1, 2022  |  By KATIE PREJEAN MCGRADY

I really wanted the Sonic drink. It had been a very long day — with grocery runs and sniffly kids and two hours of live radio and attempting to keep a house moderately less filthy — and all I wanted was to drive into a spot at Sonic and order a large Coke with lime, easy ice.


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March 18, 2022  |  By FATHER GREGORY GOLYZNIAK

On Ash Wednesday, March 2, the Ukrainian Catholic bishops of the Latin Rite asked Pope Francis to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In a letter to the pope, Ukrainian bishops stated that they were writing “in these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible torment for our people” in response to numerous requests for consecration.


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