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Be awake to the divine presence
May 03 2012
Have you ever had an experience that was so amazing that you were lost for words?

Final Thoughts on Our Church
May 03 2012
It seems like only yesterday that I was soliciting names for my column in this venerable Catholic paper, so quickly has the time passed.

Soul-wrenching prayer provokes soul-filled action
Apr 19 2012
Recently, I walked on a Peace and Prayer Pilgrimage with Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden, Spiritan Father Evod Shao and the good and holy people from St. Edward Catholic Church. Nestled behind the sacred edifice of St. Edward’s on Poplar Grove Street was a cacophony of dilapidated and run-down homes that stretched from block to block, and from side to side of the street.

Changing colors, flavors of Fells Point and Highlandtown
Apr 19 2012
Let us rejoice this Easter Season as we celebrate the suffering, dying and rising of Christ amid blooming flowers and sisters and brothers from different lands. In Fells Point, Highlandtown, Greektown and beyond, one can savor the flavors, enjoy the colors, and participate in rich religious traditions.

Life after divorce and loss
Apr 19 2012
How many of us have risen from the dead? How many of us have gone on when we didn’t think we could go on? If you’ve lost a loved one through death, separation or divorce, you know about death. The annual conference sponsored by the Catholic Single Again Council of Baltimore is about new life.

Africentric: St. Frances honoring Bill and Camille Cosby
Mar 30 2012
On April 20, St. Frances Academy will name its community center in honor of Dr. Camille Cosby and Dr. Bill Cosby.

See God's love during Holy Week
Mar 29 2012
Holy Week is at hand. How can we look at this holiest of times in a new way?

Almsgiving: an opportunity to serve
Mar 22 2012
Here we go again putting God in a box or a bottle.

Religious freedom: Not just Pakistan and China
Mar 22 2012
Thirty-some years ago, I spent a fair amount of time on religious freedom issues: which meant, in those simpler days, trying to pry Lithuanian priests and nuns out of Perm Camp 36 and other GULAG islands. Had you told me in 1982 that one of my “clients,” the Jesuit Sigitas Tamkevicius, would be archbishop of Kaunas in a free Lithuania in 2012, I would have thought you a bit optimistic. If you had also told me, back then, that there would eventually be serious religious freedom problems in the United States, I would have thought you a bit mad.

Celibacy demands staking one’s life on Christ
Mar 08 2012
Father Joseph Breighner reflects on Father Joe Cote's life.

The ‘holy’ finds a way into our life
Mar 01 2012
Father Breighner shares a story about St. Therese of Lisieux.

A rice bowl for all
Feb 27 2012
When I first heard about Operation Rice Bowl at my parish in America, I thought they were talking about something I knew so well from Chinese culture.

Intellect and Virtue: The contraception mandate and ‘cooperation with evil’
Feb 27 2012
The Affordable Care Act that Congress passed in 2010 directs employers to provide health insurance or pay a fine.

During Lent, there will be no burger with my fries
Feb 22 2012
Reporter Matt Palmer talks about Lenten sacrifices.