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Setting the Stage for Advent & Christmas Moments

My children’s choir’s two favorite words every year? “Christmas concert.” Though we practiced every week in preparation for one Sunday Mass a month, working on Christmas songs for the concert was what fueled their participation during the slowly darkening evenings...

Setting the Stage for Advent & Christmas Moments

Cardinal Tagle on AI, Social Media, and the Mind

I came across this thought-provoking talk given by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization) last week in Bangkok for the Asian Bishops’ General Conference. He spoke on the impact of social media and artificial intelligence on...

Cardinal Tagle on AI, Social Media, and the Mind

A snapshot of the world of Vatican II

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first session of the Second Vatican Council, here is a snapshot of the world before, during and after the Council. One cannot understand Vatican II without understanding the Church...

A snapshot of the world of Vatican II

New Perspectives

I live in a news-infused household. This means that a cable news station is on the TV most of the day–my husband is more of a news junkie than I am!—and that I am a loyal and eager e-subscriber to...

New Perspectives

“This terrible and inconceivable wound to humanity”

This morning, Pope Francis dedicated his entire Sunday Angelus address to the war in Ukraine, imploring Russian President Vladimir Putin to cease hostilities and calling for peace. Francis explained that he was doing so because “this terrible and inconceivable wound...

“This terrible and inconceivable wound to humanity”

New School Year Reads

At the ripe old age of five, I embarked on a long path of learning how to create a sense of orderliness and discipline for my mind, body, and heart. On my first day of kindergarten, my mother defined the...

New School Year Reads