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Mary.Theotokos

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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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 …

Selma

Courage to Follow

Editor’s Note: I write today from New Haven, CT, where I spoke last evening at St Thomas More Chapel, the Catholic community …

Misc.LauriGuatemala

If You Don’t Believe in Miracles

Editor’s Note: The following guest post is from my wife Lauri, a pediatrician, presently in Guatemala serving as medical director for an …

Let us take each other by the hand

With Love There Are No Boundaries

To everyone in the Hope Sings community, Happy Christmas from Rosemary (second childhood!) at the soup kitchen where about 150 people probably …

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Grace in Motion

Maybe it’s because I grew up playing the sport but for me nothing compares to the grace and beauty of baseball. A …

CapeTownYouthChoir

Until Our Hearts Break

There will be no redemption until our hearts connect to the heart-break of our world. And we can learn from those in …