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Bonds loosed

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week's First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test. The Church ...



The resurrection of the bodyJohn Garvey

Our students are back on campus, and it has been a breath of fresh air. We asked them to quarantine for the first two weeks of the semester, since they were coming from all parts of the country and some ...

Apples and orangesDick Flavin

Who was a better performer, Enrico Caruso or Rodney Dangerfield? Huh? One was a world-renowned operatic tenor who achieved international fame as one of history's first recording artists, was born in ...

Please join us to honor our Catholic school teachersMichael Reardon

According to the WGBH Curiosity Desk, the value of school vacations has been a matter of debate in Massachusetts since at least 1907. And while it is common lore that the February school vacation week ...

Exciting new online resourcesThomas Lester

The Archive Department of the Archdiocese of Boston is delighted to share that it has partnered with the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and the Catholic Cemetery Association of the ...

Them's fighting words!Greg Erlandson

When Father Angelo Bianchi, a wonderful Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions missionary, married my wife and me, he gave us some bad advice. Oh, it sounded good at the time. "Don't ever go to bed ...

Finding Saint Joseph Around the WorldMaureen Crowley Heil

To mark the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter entitled "With a Father's Heart". The Holy Father also declared ...

'Wokeism' in France: The chickens coming home to roostBishop Robert Barron

I will confess that one of the biggest laughs I've had in the last several months was occasioned by a recent article in The New York Times by Norimitsu Onishi. In this lengthy piece, the author tells ...

Remembering lives of consequenceGeorge Weigel

All lives are consequential, for every human being is an idea of God's, and everyone is a someone for whom the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, entered history, suffered, died -- ...