April 2020

Dear Reader: News Blues

I've made a concerted effort this year to divest from the 24-hour news cycle—a much harder task than I had anticipated.
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John the Baptist baptizes Jesus

Reflections on the Luminous Mysteries

When Pope John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries to the three already existing mysteries of the Rosary, my heart immediately responded with “Right on!”
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Let’s Stop Fighting Over Climate Change

Scientific studies have long shown the connection between human behavior and climate change. Over 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated in its 2014 report: "Human influence on the climate system is ...
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Jewish star candle

Editorial: A Legacy of Hate

We cannot rewrite history—though it is our duty to learn from it.
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carving a design into a candle

Praised Bee: Marklin Candles

This month, parishes across the country will light their paschal candles before the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Chances are, some of them were made by this self-taught candlemaker.
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Bible opened to Mark's gospel

Mark: The Gospel of Conversion

Scholars have referred to Mark’s Gospel as a passion narrative with a few introductory texts. But more to the point, it is better described as a primer on conversion.
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