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  • God’s power as powerlessness

    The French novelist and essayist, Leon Bloy, once made this comment about God’s power in our world: “God seems to have condemned himself until the end of time not to exercise any immediate right of a master over a servant or a king over a subject. We can do what we want. He will defend himself only by his patience and his beauty.”
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  • Church should step in on President Trump

    I read your article, “Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility,” (Jan. 26) and I thought, “Isn’t it too late?” During his campaign, Trump made it very clear to anyone who was willing to listen how he treated people and what his policies would be.
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  • Murder in the Tenderloin

    Just read in the Chronicle about our archbishop conducting a prayer service at a bus stop where a 61-year-old old man was beaten to death by thugs.
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  • Disappointed in pro-Trump articles

    I’m sincerely disappointed to see all of the pro-Trump articles in this week’s issue. I think this is not in keeping with our Catholic Christian values nor is it in keeping with the teachings from our pope.
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  • With God, all things are possible

    Do you ever stop and wonder sometimes why the Mass is organized the way it is, why this or that “part” is situated as it is relative to the other “parts”?
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  • Catholic education stresses virtues

    In the United States many boys and girls enjoy basketball. No parent is surprised that when a child gets home from school and has done his homework, he wants to go out and shoot baskets in the backyard or the playground with his friend.
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  • Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

    This year’s theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”
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  • Jesus shows the way

    What is morality? Why does God give us commandments? Why should I care about doing good and avoiding evil? Why should I care about right and wrong? Why does it matter what I do or how I act?
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  • Surviving communism as a Catholic in Cuba

    As a Cuban Catholic, I was surprised not to read in Father Kenneth Weare’s article on the relations between the Catholic Church and the Cuban dictatorship (Dec. 15, 2016) about the ship “Covadonga,” where hundreds of “problematic” priests, nuns, monks, and religious on the island were shipped off to Europe (mostly to Spain) after being rounded up by the Communist military soon after the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
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  • March for Life

    On Jan. 27, thousands of young Americans – including nearly 200 from the Diocese of Green Bay – will fill the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, holding signs and chanting slogans that proclaim a pro-life message.
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  • Taking our wounds to the Eucharist

    Recently a man came to me, asking for help. He carried some deep wounds, not physical wounds, but emotional wounds to his soul. What surprised me initially was that, while he was deeply wounded, he had not been severely traumatized either in childhood or adulthood.
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  • Thinking through the temptation of cohabitation

    Men and women clearly need each other and naturally gravitate toward arrangements of mutual support and lives of shared intimacy.
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  • Angels among us: How helping leads to healing

    Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.
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  • Theology isn’t math; but it is theology

    During the heyday of the solidarity movement, a famous Polish slogan had it that, “For Poland to be Poland, 2 + 2 Must Always = 4.”
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  • King servant our Lord

    Typically kings possess an entourage of personal staff that proves to be as functional as it is impressive. But there is always one who races ahead of the pack to broadcast the king’s movements to the people.
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  • Abstinence and spirituality

    Re Elizabeth Travers’ comments in “Focus on charity, not sexuality,” (Letters, Dec. 15), I find that her perspective is quite common in the church.
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  • The church in Cuba

    It appears in this article that Fidel Castro and his now ruling brother were Catholic.
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  • Castro and Catholicism

    Father Kenneth Weare’s essay was very good. I was glad the true state of the church in Cuba was confirmed. Indeed, Fidel Castro did not prevent religious freedom. He was Jesuit schooled and many of his ideals were from his education.
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  • Pope: Magi’s journey reflects people’s longing for God

    VATICAN CITY – The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.
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  • New Year’s wishes for some Catholic brethren

    2017 promises to be a challenging year for the Catholic Church. Thus some new year’s wishes:
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