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Being Catholic first
This past presidential campaign, one of the most bruising and discouraging on record, left many of us dissatisfied with the electoral system and politics in general. More ...
Friday, January 20, 2017

Supporting the right to ride

In contrast to education or health care, few think of transportation as a basic human right. But the ability to get from one place to another became an essential part of daily life as soon as farming ceased to be the way most people made a living.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Standing up when others are put down
Catholics are as likely or unlikely to conform to political correctness as people of any other denomination, but these days the term “politically correct” has taken on new meaning in light of the recent political contest that captured us way beyond our attention spans. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Nonpublic school transportation funding a growing crisis
Largely off the media radar is an ever-growing, serious, and unnecessary transportation problem for many New Jersey Catholic schools. More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Accountability on pro-life promises
The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion industry, exposing its false rhetoric of choice, increasingly seeks to coerce Americans to be complicit with abortion, even insisting that abortion is a social good to be celebrated, subsidized and uncontrolled. More ...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Our nation's founding values are worth protecting
During a recent visit to the Aquinas Institute, Princeton, to view an enlightening exhibit, The Printed Word: Faith Aspirations of a Young Nation, I was particularly interested in a display of Jewish religious texts and artifacts. More ...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Let's embrace Advent
We look forward to the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27. Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from "ad venire" in Latin, or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. More ...
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Doctors, patients should 'do no harm' with covenant of medical care
The Hippocratic Oath was composed around the fourth century. While it is under 400 words, the oath represents the beginnings of scientific medicine as we know it today.  It brought an end to superstitious beliefs regarding the causes and cures of diseases. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The world needs saints . . . especially now
Most likely you are reading this shortly before, or shortly after the U.S. presidential election. More ...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
What is our responsibility to the hungry in a land of bounty?

Where does food come from? The grocery store, of course. Many children who live in urban settings don't have the faintest idea where food comes from. In some countries, the food that keeps people alive comes from convoys of trucks with "USAID" written on the bags.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
As missionaries, we know that mercy changes the world

On World Mission Sunday, Oct. 23, all Catholics of the world join into one community of faith. At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation, through Baptism, to be missionaries, through prayer, participation in the Eucharist and by giving generously to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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