Radical freedom

Mary McGlone

My brother Tom was always better with his hands than the rest of us were -- an important characteristic for a surgeon. One day, a few years ...

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Suffering: Why?

Pat Brennan

There was a traffic accident in Downers  Grove last week. I was told it was very similar to the one I experienced in Wisconsin about a mont ...

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Follow Me

Roger Karban

The book of Jonah is one of the Hebrew Scriptures' most significant writings. But since many of us don't recognize its literary genre, we mi ...

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God Alone Suffices

Pat Brennan

Epiphany  reprinted from Jan. 5/6, 2008 Mario Beauregard and Denyse O'Leary have a new book out entitled The Spiritual Brain: A Neurosc ...

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Our Holy Family

Roger Karban

As far as we can tell, nothing in Scripture was written exclusively for cloistered religious. We assume our sacred authors had ordinary marr ...

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…A Multitude of Angels

Joe Cece

The Nativity of the Lord  "And suddenly, there was with the angels a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God and saying: "Glory to ...

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Here among us

Roger Karban

Third-Isaiah, Paul and Mark are concerned with God entering our lives in a unique way -- something around which the coming celebration of Ch ...

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Everyday Sacraments

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

In late December 2009, on a sunny Florida afternoon, my 81-year-old mother stepped across my sister’s kitchen, caught her foot on the hem ...

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Thanksgiving in Five Acts

Valerie Schultz

When we are children, we believe that our families will always be the same. Time moves slowly, and we don’t understand that a future await ...

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What shepherding requires

Angie O'Gorman

Four neighbor women gather their teenage children as the smog-filtered sun begins to rise. The mothers check backpacks and bundles, all the ...

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