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January 2008

Looking at Mary — By Pope Benedict XVI. Eight days after Jesus’ birth, we commemorate the Mother, the Theotokos, the one who gave birth to the Child who is King of Heaven and earth forever.... We are beginning a new solar year, which is...

A Question for the New Year — by Fr. David May. Why get up in the morning? Well, of course there are practical reasons that for most people hardly make the question worth asking. I have to go to work. I need to bring home a paycheck....

Happy New Year, God — by Fr. Eddie Doherty. It was Saturday evening and the hometown had won a tremendous football victory. The city danced with liquid jubilee. The restaurant we found was crowded. My friend Gene had passed the doctor’s examinations and we wanted...

Letter to a Friend — by Catherine Doherty. Your long letter is still on my desk. I have read it and re-read it many times. It is that kind of letter. It demands all the attention and prayer I can give it. Yet it is...

What’s in a Name? — by Fr. Pat McNulty. For the feast of the Baptism of Christ, January 13th, here are some thoughts on baptism and choosing the name of a child. "Darth? You mean like Darth Vader in Star Wars?" I was talking to...

Japanese Journey (Part 2) — by Fr. Bob Wild. Driving through Nagasaki from the train station was an extraordinary experience. Here was a city that 62 years ago had been destroyed by an atom bomb, but now, looking out the taxi windows, you’d never know...

A Light in Nagasaki — by Paulette Curran. August 9, 1945 began as an ordinary day in wartime for the people of Urakami, a suburb of Nagasaki. At 11:02 a.m., an atom bomb was dropped and exploded just 500 meters from the Urakami Cathedral. In...

Combermere Diary (January 2008) — by Paulette Curran. Though most of you will be reading this sometime during the Advent-Christmas Season, the news in this column is from an earlier, quieter season. I am writing this on a mild, gray day in November, during a relatively...

Flying Lessons for a Cuckoo — by Cuckoo Susan James. Does consecrated life mean sad faces behind locked doors? It seemed inconceivable to me that a life given to God could be such a colorless existence, so I decided to go and see for myself. Five...

If We Are Afraid — by St. Louis de Montfort. If we are afraid of going directly to God either because of his infinite grandeur or because of the vileness of our sins, let us implore the help and intercession of our Mother and his...

I Had to See for Myself — by Fr. Francis Perry Azah, associate priest from Ghana. Even though I had had contact with Madonna House back in Ghana since their mission house opened seventeen years ago and had been reading a lot of the writings of Catherine...

Mary Was Very Human — by Jean Fox. A little Jewish maiden in Nazareth was the most courageous and faith-filled person that history has ever known. She obviously was very human, because when the angel came to her, she in her practical way asked how...

One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2008) — Celebrating Our Lord’s Incarnation for the twelve days of Christmas is a most wonderful way to enter into a new year of grace. In the beginning of this new year, our hearts are joined with yours, and we are grateful...

 

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