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The world needs saints

President-elect Donald Trump will have the means at hand to do tremendous good or tremendous harm. The new president-elect of the United States will have many opportunities to purposefully move forward policies and legislation that can make not only the U.S., but the world a far better place. Or the…
Tony
November 29, 2016
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Now the hard work begins!

For those of us using the Gospel and Catholic social teaching as our voting guide, choosing between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates was an absolute dilemma. Hillary Clinton’s hawkish military attitude, like her vote to authorize former President George W. Bush to attack Iraq – which opened up the…
Tony
November 29, 2016
What is Opus Dei? What Dan Brown got right … and wrong Articles

Saint Mother Teresa

Allow me to share with you one of the high points of my life – a short, yet deeply enriching encounter with a saint. Nearly 30 years ago, I worked at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington’s emergency food warehouse. Missionaries of Charity sisters caring for HIV/AIDS patients at…
Tony
November 29, 2016
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Caring for creation – Central to Pope Francis’ Papacy

As the first pope in history to write an encyclical letter on the environment, Pope Francis demonstrated to the Catholic Church and world, the urgent importance of caring for God’s creation. But Francis’ challenging green encyclical “Laudato Si’ ” (subtitled “On Care for Our Common Home”) was but the first…
Tony
November 29, 2016
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Jerusalem bishop’s insights on peacemaking in the Holy Land

Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his first-hand insights regarding the many injustices and violent environment in the land of the Prince of Peace. He graciously sent back a recorded audio response upon which this…
Tony
November 29, 2016