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April 13, 2021

MILLARE: Eucharistic Hope

Hope has a name and a face: Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. We need communion in the midst of an isolating culture that drives us to live “alone together.”

April 13, 2021

NGUYEN: Hope is the vaccine for our spirit

Living the year 2020 in fervent prayer and enduring hope is not in vain. Just as the vaccine is vital to our body, so is hope to our spirit, for hope is the spiritual vaccine for our soul.

April 13, 2021

Smugglers, extortion and broken dreams: Migrants’ road to U.S. has perils

Shelters run by the Franciscans near the Guatemala borde, offer a respite on a dangerous route for migrants to the U.S. border. Migrants unable to afford the services of smugglers often stay in shelters, but advocates say they end up paying plenty in the form of inflated fees for taxi and vans rides or bribes and extortion payments demanded by crooked public officials.

April 13, 2021

Painting portrait of pope ‘a spiritually rewarding experience,’ artist says

A New Jersey Catholic painter's artwork makes its way to the Vatican.

April 13, 2021

Youth crossings at border lead to rise in offers of foster care help

Because of the quick rise in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, more people are responding to the call to help made on social media by the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services.

April 13, 2021

Advocate with Down syndrome promotes employment for ‘friends like me’

Mark Hublar is a people person. The fact radiates in his greeting — the friendly smile, the extended hand, the confident eye contact and the chatter.

April 13, 2021

GARCIA: Empty is a good thing

The empty tomb might be the first thing we think about. It served as a symbol of Jesus’s victory over sin and death. However, prior to this, we find the power of emptiness through Jesus’s humility in seeking to fulfill the Father’s plan for salvation.

April 13, 2021

MAGEE: Accompanying young adults who face obstacles to faith

Those who identify their religion as “none” are the fastest-growing religious group in the U.S., according to the “2014 Religious Landscape Survey” by the Pew Research Center.

April 13, 2021

LABADIE: Let all corners of the earth be glad

Our “resurrection” from this extended Lent of the pandemic should be a time for us to reevaluate our commitment to the Christian life.

March 31, 2021

Haitian Vegetable Stew

Try this tasty dish from Haiti!

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