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A radical and inspiring callMichael Reardon

As Advent concludes with the Nativity of our Lord, our waiting is over, and we celebrate the light of Christ entering the world. Christ did not join us in a clap of thunder and sudden appearance but through ...

Emergencies don't take a holiday Michael Reardon

A few weeks ago, Gov. Charlie Baker pointed to Catholic Schools as examples of how schools can open safely and best serve students and families, stating, "I mean, there's no better example of that right ...

What will our memories be of this time?Michael Reardon

This pandemic has been extraordinarily challenging. Everyone will experience a direct impact on their lives during these days: some lasting, some fleeting, some trivial, some grave. Regardless of your ...

Catholic school heroes have been here all along Michael Reardon

Growing up, Saturday mornings involved finishing my paper route as early as possible and parking myself in front of the television for a few hours of uninterrupted cartoons. These mornings were magical. ...

Taking the long viewMichael Reardon

One of my favorite prayers is the Prayer of Oscar Romero. The irony of this prayer is that it was never spoken by Romero, it was actually written by Saginaw Bishop Ken Untener for Detroit Cardinal John ...

Don't let the noise drown out the good news Michael Reardon

To say that the last few months have been challenging is probably the understatement of the century. The United States went from having one of the lowest unemployment rates in history in February to a ...

Now is the time to actMichael Reardon

Generally, this time of year, we are celebrating the end of school, with teachers and school leaders looking forward to a break from the daily routine -- schools quiet, floors being waxed, walls painted ...

The extraordinary gift of perspective Michael Reardon

Walking across the stage in the McNeice Pavilion at Boston College High School on May 29, 1993, to receive my diploma is forever ingrained in my brain. The previous four years of effort, sometimes lack ...