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Where is God in a pandemic?

By James Martin … The sheer horror of this fast-moving infection is coupled with the almost physical shock from its sudden onset. As a priest, I’ve heard an avalanche of feelings in the last month: panic, fear, anger, sadness, confusion … Continue reading

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Dropkick Murphy’s saves quarantined St. Patrick’s Day

To throw even more abnormality into this St. Patrick’s Day, the Dropkick Murphys were unable to play their traditional show in front of their home town crowd of friends and family in Bston. Thankfully, the punk rock/Celtic folk band turned … Continue reading

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Fleeing coronavirus and finding our mortality

By Tara Isabella What follows is an excerpt from her column for Religion News Service. Our reaction to the coronavirus threat at the personal level — our desire to stockpile hundreds of dollars’ worth of hand sanitizer (less effective than … Continue reading

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Arthur Brooks on forgiving your enemies

Arthur C. Brooks’s remarks, as prepared, for the National Prayer Breakfast keynote address on Thursday February 7, 2020, at the Washington Hilton.  Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Pence, Speaker Pelosi, heads of state, members of Congress and honored guests: … Continue reading

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Remembering a legend, his daughter, and their friends

As a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, I mourn the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the other seven precious souls on the ill-fated helicopter crash. At 41 years old, The Black Mamba was not only … Continue reading

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A snake in the manger

By Steve Beard There is a grand Christmas tradition at our house on the evening of December 25: separating the crumpled wrapping paper from the bows that can be reused next year. For many families, Christmas Day signals the winding … Continue reading

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Generous Love: The Salvation Army

By Steve Beard – For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been the most consistent, creative, and trustworthy symbol for a warm hearted faith and a generous helping hand for those in need. With a legacy of rushing … Continue reading

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Gratitude and the Rock of Ages

I can still faintly visualize it. Many years ago, I was watching the first game of the NBA Championship series when it was announced that the rock band U2 would be performing for the half-time show. U2’s concert was in … Continue reading

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I Spent Years Searching for Magic – I Found God Instead

A few beautiful selections from Tara Isabella Burton’s fabulous piece in Catapult: “The faith I found proclaimed a sanctified world, and a redeemed one—an enchanted world, if you want to call it that—but one where meanings were concrete. It offered … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wanda Jackson!

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