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The New Normal

“It’s almost impossible to hold officers accountable, barring incredible circumstances. The public just accepts that this is what police had to do.” …

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Each, the Midwife of God

“Each of us,” says St. John of the Cross, is called to be “the midwife of God” in the world. Each of …

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Prayer to Saint Joseph

St. Joseph, So often I seem caught between fear and freedom, poverty and grace. My kids stretch me to the limit. I …

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The Veil Between Us

Lately I have been rereading Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin’s unforgettable account of his 1959 experiment in “becoming black.” On the …

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The Gift of Tears

  The Gift of Tears In this second installation on Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines, I reflect on the gift of …

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The Gift of Presence

The Gifts of Pope Francis to the Philippines:[1] Reflections on his visit last January 2015 (a two-part series) As the U.S. gears …