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Program to feature legendary jazz artist

Program to feature legendary jazz artist

Renowned jazz instrumentalist and composer Mary Lou Williams will be the focus of a concert and panel discussion on “The Sacred Music of Mary Lou Williams” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

'Sand Nativity' set for Vatican

'Sand Nativity' set for Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Although sand castles and sculptures usually conjure up images of hot summers on the beach, the Vatican will unveil a massive Nativity scene made entirely of sand during the...

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Keeping the faith despite difficulties

Ann Shoplik was frustrated.She had just read another negative newspaper article, titled “Catholic Church in crisis: Series of scandals threatens credibility.” Shoplik decided to...

Program to feature legendary jazz artist

Renowned jazz instrumentalist and composer Mary Lou Williams will be the focus of a concert and panel discussion on “The Sacred Music of Mary Lou Williams” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

'Beautiful Boy' touts realistic storyline

NEW YORK — What "Beautiful Boy" (Amazon) captures best about the raw pain of drug dependency is the sheer randomness of it.Addiction is not only not a moral failing, it happens in...

'Sand Nativity' set for Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Although sand castles and sculptures usually conjure up images of hot summers on the beach, the Vatican will unveil a massive Nativity scene made entirely of sand during the...

Bishop David Zubik

"Where were you when ..."

There are those singular moments in our lives when we can remember where we were when some extraordinary event happened either in our lives or in the life of the world.Tenderly, husbands...

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Love is contagious

Would you be surprised to know that there are only two American-born men who have been formally beatified? They were beatified within weeks of each other last year by Pope Francis.One is...

Your servant, David, is listening

D uring my 13 years as a high school teacher, one of the most important lessons I tried to teach my students was the difference between “hearing” and “listening.”The...

My heart is heavy

As I write this, my heart is heavy.No one who has read the grand jury report can be unaffected. It is a record of the violation that children suffered at the hands of men who were ordained...

9/14

It was 2001. None of us over the age of 25 will forget where we were on 9/11 of that year. On that Tuesday morning, terrorists crashed planes into the North and South towers of the World Trade...

Faith

Father Bober

Nothing will surpass joy of heaven

QUESTION: Having just lost a loved one, I am particularly interested in the afterlife. I know there are a lot of opinions out there, but I am interested in what is found in Scripture and...

Commandments of God are clear

QUESTION: I have a question about the “Ten Commandments.” As I read the Bible, I am surprised to find that what I learned from my Catholic up-bringing as the “Ten...

Book of Revelation full of symbolism

QUESTION: I am trying to read the New Testament Book of Revelation. What do we know about its author, purpose and meaning? ANSWER: Questions have arisen regarding...

Children must own their life choices

QUESTION: I did all I could to raise my children in the Catholic faith. Now all but one has left the Catholic Church. I am not sure if they really know how badly I feel about that. The...

Satan is often depicted as a tester

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about the devil? ANSWER: Two preliminary concepts are important in determining how the Bible understands the devil. The first is...

Scriptures offer modern-day lessons

QUESTION: My question is about the homily at Mass. I wonder why priests concentrate so much on the Bible. The Bible seems to me like “old news.” I want to hear about what is...

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