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Racial healing and God's mercy
In 1961, there was a best-selling book called "Black Like Me." It was the story of a journalist named John Howard Griffin, who changed his skin color from white to black and traveled through the South so that he could learn, as the book's subtitle said, "what it is like to live the life of a Negro by becoming one!" More ...
Monday, February 12, 2018

The face of God is not just white ... or American
Recent comments attributed to the U.S. President have drawn a strong outcry from many, but have also unleashed a torrent of support from people who have used this as an excuse to go to extreme racist and nationalist lengths.  More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Calling out the 'no' voters on the Unborn Child Protection Act
The following is an open letter to U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker:  I contacted your office in Washington, reached out to your staffers and wrote letters and sincerely urged you to vote “Yes” on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, banning abortion after 20 weeks. More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Our Catholic schools need more champions
As Catholics around the nation are invited to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, much is said and written about why these schools are important, and the many positive ways that they impact their students, the Catholic community overall and even the society at large.  More ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Assisted suicide: It's about all of us
Even after working on an issue for decades, you can come across one thing that shifts your perception of what it's about. More ...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Welcoming strangers is key to peace
Pope Francis has begun the new year as he no doubt intends to continue, stressing that society must not lose sight of the human dignity of every migrant and every refugee. More ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Loving our children well
On the last day of 2017, the feast of the Holy Family, the Mass readings (and a fine homily by a priest in my parish) got me thinking about parents, children and bioethics. More ...
Saturday, January 6, 2018
What we owe America's farmworkers
U.S. agriculture is facing a silent crisis. More ...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Pioneer Hispanic Catholic women of 2017
December is that time of the year when many look back at the previous 11 months for what is worth remembering -- or perhaps forgetting! More ...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
We all have responsibility in dealing with abuse of girls, women
We’ve been hearing a lot about incidents of sexual abuse of girls and women this year. More ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Encouraging news on abortion
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released their latest figures on abortions in the United States, and the news is encouraging. More ...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017



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