Along with many in this country and around the world, I mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, the former first lady who died April 17 at the age of 92. In my few and brief encounters with her, I always found her to be kind and gracious.
Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, feels Holy Week is an especially appropriate time to recognize and celebrate women religious in their efforts to advance peace and stability in our world. Too often, their work goes unnoticed and is underappreciated.
Catholics in our country are barely aware that our coreligionists around the world are persecuted in dozens of countries.
All Saints Day, Nov. 1, is a feast day to honor blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. But also of great importance was the day before it, Oct. 31, which was a traditional pagan harvest feast day.
“Hispanic” is not a race, but an ethnicity. There are Hispanics who are white, black and indigenous. Many embody a mix of these.
This year especially, before we unthinkingly put on our green shirts for the Irish March 17 or our red sweaters for the Italians March 19 or 20, we should pause to remember the past and the lessons it teaches us.
Quality of life is not defined in isolation solely by symptoms and pain scales; it is determined in no small measure by the kindness and mercy of those around the person in need. These often emerge at the end of life’s story in ways we never knew before.
The following was first published in the Dec. 2 issue of The Record, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. It was written by Marnie McAllister, editor. Dachau, one of the Nazis’ notorious concentration camps, sits in the Bavarian countryside beside the town of Dachau. Less than an hour by car from Munich, Dachau’s […]