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Why We Go On Pilgrimages, and Where We’re Going Next

By Christine Warner

  The culture of pilgrimage is rooted in religion. Faithful of many religions journey to locations around the world with spiritual significance and history. Traveling with a prayerful purpose heightens the mindfulness and meaning while exploring unfamiliar destinations and sights.   The...

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Giving of our “Everything”

By Fr. Jerome Molokie O.Praem

  God always seems to ask us for more than we gambled on, or expected. And this is, in a word – everything. He wants it all. This is because…well, for one, he made us, so that makes sense. But all so and more importantly, because he knows he is worth it. Here I am merely quoting a line c...

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Why We Dedicate the Month of October to the Holy Rosary

By Christine Warner

It all started in 1571, when the Catholic League entered into battle against the Ottoman Empire to protect Italy from invasion. The Turks were on a warpath to overthrow all of Europe, killing millions of people and forcing Islamic conversion on survivors. They had conquered the Middle East and Medit...

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The United States’ Catholic Beginnings in Colonial Maryland

By Christine Warner

Maryland is a site of many religious and secular historical developments from pre-colonial settlement and European exploration to territorial battles and religious conflict. While Maryland was not the first place that Roman Catholics settled in what would become the United States, it was instrumenta...

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A Cautious and Humble Approach

By Marilyn E. Coors, Ph.D.

New technology is available for scientists to edit genomes for healthcare and agricultural purposes, almost at will. Many of us have thought and written about genetic engineering in the abstract for decades. Now the technology is here, and it is accurate and versatile. These advances in biotechnolog...

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Perspectives From the Saints on the Dignity of Work

By Christine Warner

We find worth in our work. In part, it defines our quality of life and our existence on earth.   We are fulfilled and sanctified through work. It is one of the core qualities that differentiate us, as humans, from other living creatures. As Saint John Paul II reflected in his encyclical Labo...

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