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That Old House

|   Commentary by Matthew Hennessey
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My mother hated the house on Speedwell Avenue. She may have had her reasons. The kitchen was small, the sink was too far from the stove, there was one bathroom for six people, and the whole place drooped slightly so the bedroom doors wouldn’t close. Then Read More ››

One River, Many Streams

|   Commentary by Thomas H. Hicks
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Never write up a diary on the Day itself.
It needs much longer than that to know what happened.
Christopher Morley, D-Day Plus X

Sooner or later, everyone wonders about what s/he has done in life. When we stand back and look at our lives certain questions arise: How Read More ››

Who is God, Mommy?

|   Commentary by Joe Pisani
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​My friend’s 5-year-old son came home from school and started to share the day’s events with his mother over a glass of milk and cookies. He told her about the show-and-tell that featured a daddy who worked in the hospital emergency department. He told her about Read More ››


 

Going deeper

|   Commentary by Thomas H. Hicks
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“What is truth?” (Pontius Pilate, John 18:38)

Truth is a serious matter. Truth is the pathway to happiness and freedom. The Book of Sirach tells us that all our human misery comes from mistaking where our true satisfaction lies (cf. Sirach 15:16-17), and there are Jesus’ words Read More ››

Humanae Vitae symposium set

STAMFORD—Fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI issued his seventh and last encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which upheld the Church’s teaching against artificial birth control, reaffirmed the sanctity of life and marital love, and emphasized the importance of responsible parenthood. The encyclical incited an immediate Read More ››

Making Room for God’s Love

A 2016 poll of 4,500 “practicing” Catholic adults by the Pew Research Center stated that just eight percent of respondents believed contraception is morally wrong, while a whopping 89 percent said it was either morally acceptable or not a moral issue at all.

Shocking? Absolutely. Misguided? Totally. Read More ››