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Our Christian calling and social distancingElise Italiano Ureneck

The advent of the novel coronavirus has set into motion so many unprecedented actions and effects that it's hard to keep track or make sense of them. "Can you believe it?" is a refrain I find myself ...

Worry cannot be turned to joy by a kind word aloneMichael Reardon

''Worry weighs down the heart, but a kind word gives it joy." (Proverbs 12:24) There are a lot of unknowns right now that are causing anxiety and disruption. Focusing on the unknowns in life and letting ...

An early mission in ConnecticutThomas Lester

On April 7, 1840, Father John Brady wrote to Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick of Boston, requesting permission to abandon a mission in Chatham, Connecticut, and accede to the request of the congregation by ...

The greatest game I ever sawDick Flavin

Most New England baseball aficionados whose memories go back four decades and more, when asked to name their choice for the greatest single game of their lifetimes, opt for Game Six of the 1975 World ...

Offer up your COVID-19 sacrifices for the forgottenEdith Avila Olea

As we watched the COVID-19 pandemic multiply throughout the country, I saw my Facebook account explode with an overwhelming amount of emotions, information and misinformation. I'm sure you saw it, too. Without ...

'Wittenberg' in synodal slow motionGeorge Weigel

As Yale's Carlos Eire masterfully demonstrated in "Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650," there was no one "Protestant Reformation" but rather several religious movements, often in disagreement ...

Building community in a pandemicRussell Shaw

So much has been said and written about the novel coronavirus that if words could stem a pandemic, we would all long since have been dancing in the streets, holding hands and only pausing now and then ...

Suspending Masses was an act of charityDr. Thomas Heyne

March 15 was the first Sunday that I can remember as an adult that I did not attend Mass. Frankly, it made my heart ache, watching the CatholicTV Mass online, seeing the host lifted up, but knowing I ...

Catholic Charities: A look at food insecurity in our communityStephen Fulton

March is National Nutrition Month, an education and information campaign that focuses on encouraging healthier food and activity choices. The campaign also highlights nutrition challenges that are faced ...

A new baseball season awaitsDick Flavin

This is the time of year when I come down with a case of baseball fever. It's happened every year since I was a kid. It's really not the same thing as spring fever because I live in a part of the country ...