February 2020

Dear Reader: Thanking Our Friars

For lay Catholics, perhaps we focus too readily on what our religious give up over what they gain.
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Jesus on the cross | Sorrowful Mysteries

Reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Here I offer my reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries. They logically follow the final Luminous Mystery, namely, the Eucharist—the meal Jesus shared with his disciples shortly before his crucifixion.
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Chair on a stage

St. Peter’s Chair: Why a Celebration?

Did you ever celebrate a chair? Probably not, but we are not totally unfamiliar with the idea of a chair as a stand-in for its occupants, as well as for their role.
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Film Reviews with Sister Rose

This engaging drama, from director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, imagines the papacy of the Roman Catholic Church as never before.
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Editorial: Lent with a Shade of Green

We humans tend to compartmentalize just about every aspect of our lives, from what we do in mundane daily rituals to how we engage with entire holy seasons. There's comfort in routine, to be certain. The cycle of holidays, holy ...
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Father Ruskin Piedra

‘I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me’: Father Ruskin Piedra

Filled with passion and energy, 85-year-old Father Ruskin Piedra works tirelessly to support and defend the immigrant community in his Brooklyn parish.
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