February 2019

Dear Reader: True Faith Is Colorblind

Now is a good time to reflect on our faith and civic lives. To get where we're going, we have to remember where we've been. We're glad you're with us on the journey.
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Rose on paper

Notes from a Friar: ‘I See His Blood Upon the Rose’

This poem is a perfect reminder of God’s great gift of love as revealed through the suffering and rising of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word.
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Psalm 73: Why Do Sinners Prosper?

"How good God is to the upright, The Lord, to those who are clean of heart! (Psalm 73)
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Editorial: Keeping the Civil Rights Movement in Motion

Like holidays or holy seasons, commemorative months such as Black History Month can fall into the trap of becoming purely symbolic, routine, and thus stripped of their power to transform us. We may even find ourselves a bit fatigued by ...
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The Top Five Issues Facing Health Care

So what does a Franciscan friar know about the top five issues facing the health-care system in the United States? Plenty, if he's Franciscan Father Thomas Nairn, minister provincial of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor.
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Accepting the Invitation to Lent

As we enter Lent, we are reminded that we are "dust to dust " and "ashes to ashes. "
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