Faith & Life

CELEBRATING THE DEAD

My fitness journey  includes daily walks through the Santa Ana and Fairhaven Memorial cemeteries because they provide safe, flat surfaces,…

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BREAKING BREAD

As a child, i took for granted that we ate dinner together every evening (until I was in college). I…

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FAITH-FILLED SUMMERTIME

With Vacation Bible Schools canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus, Catholic families have cause for celebration this year as…

Faith & Life

CATHOLIC GETAWAYS

Following the isolation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, many families are planning summer getaways as restrictions loosen, vacation deals become abundant, and domestic travel is possible. 

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CULTIVATING FAITH

Parents of adolescents and teens know firsthand the frustrations and uncertainty — and struggle — of raising happy, well-adjusted young adults. …

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FREEDOM’S BLESSINGS

When we received our final coronavirus vaccinations recently, my husband asked what I wanted to do when it was safe to go places, see people, and return to ‘normal’ life. 

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GIVING CATHOLIC GIFTS

When my father died, three of my Baltimore cousins teamed up to create a poster full of snapshots of Dad through the years. 

It arrived just in time for Dad’s funeral reception, where everyone said how much my sons look like him. 

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HELPING CHILDREN HEAL

Love, loss, death and dying are not unique to this past year, though perhaps they have been magnified. 

But especially for a child, the loss of a parent or other dear family member dominates their horizon. For them, the context of a global pandemic doesn’t matter much: A loved one is gone; someone is missing. 

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HONORING ST. JOSEPH

When Pope Francis announced that 2021 is The Year of St. Joseph, he explained his reasons in an Apostolic Letter,…