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Confronting Ageism 

From the greeting card aisle to the workplace, negative stereotypes about aging abound. This author argues that it’s time to recognize and counter ageism.

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Finding Delight amid the Gloom

This morning I read the opening lines of a poem by Jack Gilbert: “Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere.” But the poem, “A Brief for the Defense,” gracefully moves on: “. . . we enjoy our lives because that’s what God wants. . . . We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,/but not delight.”

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Finding Grace

Sit for a few minutes with this quote from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: “Contemplate how you are being asked to give your heart to God amidst everyday activities. Be prepared to meet your grace in every circumstance of life.”

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Sprinkles of Joy

Reflect One of my nightly rituals is checking my email to find messages from my husband, their subject lines indicating they’re from our online local

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Judge Not

Reflect During our archdiocesan restructuring, my parish lost our beloved pastor and gained a different pastor, along with a parochial vicar and retired visiting priests.

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