February 2024

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Dear Reader: Love and Light

This magazine is our humble attempt to bring love and light into an often dark world.
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Hope in the Fight against Human Trafficking 

Millions of people worldwide are trafficked. Members of the Alliance to End Human Trafficking, an organization founded by Catholic sisters, discuss their ongoing work and advocacy for survivors. 
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The Gift of Diversity: Celebrating the Spiritual Gifts of Black Catholics

Black Catholics have long struggled with the evil of racism both within and outside the Church in the United States. A prominent African American Catholic author and activist reflects on how diversity brings about both healing and a richer faith.  
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The Roots of Fat Tuesday, the Fruits of Lent

What are the Catholic roots behind this global day of excess? Friar Jim explains.
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The Holy Spirit: The Synod’s Only True Winner

The synod's wide-open theme (“For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”) led many people to consider it a blank screen on which they could project their deepest hopes and fears for the Catholic Church.
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Great Podcasts: ‘Sweet Bobby’

Christopher Heffron looks at two podcasts that take wildly different approaches to love.
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