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How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces

Here is an unsigned editorial titled: "How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces," which appeared online Jan. 10 on the website of America magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication. On ...

Economic instability and meeting basic needs in MassachusettsBeth Chambers

We hear all the time that the economy nationwide is in a healthy place, but a recent article in the Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts is a leading state when it comes to "elder economic insecurity." ...

A new mission parish in TauntonThomas Lester

On Jan. 1, 1865, Father Daniel Hearne wrote to then Father John J. Williams of Boston, resigning as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Taunton. The roots of the Taunton parish can be traced to January 1828, ...

The hex of Harry FrazeeDick Flavin

The Curse of the Bambino is a misnomer. It's not that there wasn't a curse put on the Boston Red Sox when the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees was made public 100 years ago this week; obviously, ...

NuclearRussell Shaw

Unrealistic. That, no doubt, was the not uncommon reaction to Pope Francis's November plea for nuclear disarmament, including an end to nuclear deterrence. So let us consider who comes out on top in this ...

'The two popes': baloney, brilliantly actedGeorge Weigel

I first met Pope Emeritus Benedict in June 1988; over the next three decades, I've enjoyed many lengthy conversations and interviews with him, including a bracing discussion covering many topics last ...

'1917' and remembering who we areBishop Robert Barron

I saw the film "1917" on the vigil of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there's a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration. Bear with me. First, as everyone who has ...

Assisted suicide laws may harm people with disabilitiesJames T. Brett

Compassionate medical care and end-of-life considerations are some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families, and society in general. It is a reality that may only intensify against a backdrop ...

The foxes and the henhouseFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Probably the biggest bioethics story of 2019 involved Dr. Jiankui He (known to his associates as "JK"), a Chinese scientist who employed a new technology called CRISPR/Cas9 to produce the world's first ...

Your guess is as good as mineDick Flavin

It's that time of year, boys and girls, when pundits get out their crystal balls and dust off their Ouija boards; when they reshuffle the tarot cards, read the tea leaves, and hold their fingers to the ...