February 2018

A young boy looks out into the ocean after Operation Pedro Pan

No Greater Love: Operation Pedro Pan

Decades ago brave parents put their children on one-way flights to the United States and freedom.
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Dr. Buffy Barkley next to a statue of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

From Widow’s Grief to New Life

Mired in grief over the loss of her husband, this college professor found a kindred spirit in another widow: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi with animals

St. Francis and His Canticle of the Creatures

We all owe a great debt to St. Francis of Assisi and to his Canticle of the Creatures for leading us to the conviction that all brother and sister creatures make up one family under God’s loving care.
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Sporting His Faith: An Interview with ESPN’s Tony Reali

Television host, sports junkie, husband, father—all of these could describe this popular ESPN personality. His Catholic faith keeps him grounded. "I can talk for hours about giving voice to people, and, oddly, my job is to silence people with a ...
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A Night with the Homeless

A sleepless night at a homeless shelter becomes a wake-up call for this volunteer.
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Chicago’s Lenten Kickoff

On Ash Wednesday at St. Peter’s in the Loop in the heart of Chicago, 20,000 people will begin their Lenten journey.
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