March 14, 2023

A statue of Christ is pictured during Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross, in El Crucero, Nicaragua. Nicaragua's dictatorship is reported to have banned the traditional Stations of the Cross processions in the streets during Lent. (OSV News photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

Attacks on Nicaragua’s Catholic entities must stop, says Human Rights Watch head

Nicaragua's assaults on Catholic and other educational institutions, its stripping political opponents of citizenship, and its arrest of political opponents must stop, said Human Rights Watch's acting executive director, Tirana Hassan.
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Investing Your Trust

Reflect It’s easy to misplace our trust. Many people can be so convincing, and we put undue hope in them—a smooth-talking acquaintance, a telephone scammer, or even a relative or longtime friend. Unfortunately, we often find out later that our ...
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Eyes on the Prize

Reflect Stephen Covey once counseled that we should begin with the end in mind. We should consider what we really want to happen in every situation. We should consider how we might contribute to the wellbeing of others and ourselves ...
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Forgive. Then Forgive Again.

“Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?” —Matthew 18:21 Forgiveness is quite possibly the most difficult and yet essential action necessary for anyone living in community. Unless we’re hermits, that includes all ...
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Lent with St. Clare: Third Tuesday

Sometimes it can be hard to be the first to do something. We hold back for any number of reasons. We might be afraid of making a mistake or of being ridiculed. After the first person takes the leap, though, ...
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