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Recovering the Sacred by Opening Wide the Door of Beauty

By Most Reverend, Salvatore J. Cordileone

Presentation for the Annual Monsignor Herron Dinner December 4, 2019 Introduction Our gathering this evening is very timely for offering reflections on our Catholic traditions, for we are at the beginning of Advent, the season in which we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. ...

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A Thanksgiving People

By Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR

The setting is the St. Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal in the South Bronx. It’s 8 o’clock in the evening, the night before Thanksgiving day. Outside the cold is biting and the snow is threatening. Inside are warm bodies and full stomachs. Outside our familiar Bronx Automotive Quartet sings ...

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The Science and Scripture Behind the Value of Communal Meals

By Christine Warner

Thanksgiving meals gather family, friends, and loved ones in the spirit of gratitude. We share stories and laughter and offer prayers and thanks as we indulge in traditional dishes and delicious desserts. The care that goes into the preparation is praised and we leave with full hearts and satis...

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Napa Institute 2019 Conference DVDs for Purchase

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This summer’s ninth annual Napa Conference brought together the Church’s brightest minds and most innovative leaders to discuss important issues vital to Catholics today. Over a three-day period, this distinguished group of Cardinals, Bishops, renowned Priests and lay intellectuals engaged in h...

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The Most Holy Rosary

By Fr. James Moore, O.P.

We are inundated with a LOT of bad news these days.  This bad news is in politics – where the rancor often causes people to wars of words.  Violence also plagues our streets as does the plight of homelessness and addiction.  Attacks on human life continue – especially the most vulnerable...

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How We Can Strive to Model Mary’s Humility

By Christine Warner

The virtue of humility is often misunderstood, considered as belittling one’s worth in recognition of God’s greatness and our sinfulness. Humility does involve denial of self and acknowledgement of our lowliness, but it also means realizing the depth of God’s love for us. Sincere humility...

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