Scenes from The Great Irish Fair 2014

Renewed Calls for Peace

Patriarchs Bring Plea For Help to DC

Neighborhood Tradition – Carroll Gardens Continues Devotion to Maria Addolorata Traditions of Addolorata

Scenes from The Great Irish Fair 2014

17 September 2014

The crowds returned as they do every year to Coney Ireland for a real celebration of Irish culture, faith, music, food and crafts.

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Neighborhood Tradition

17 September 2014

Carrol Gardens Continues Devotion to Maria Addolorata: The neighborhood, now a trendy home to many young professionals, got a blast from the past last Sunday in true Catholic Italian style.

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Patriarchs Bring Plea For Help to DC

17 September 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) – United in the suffering of their people, five Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs from the Middle East urged Westerners to take action to help ensure that Christians and other minorities can remain in the Middle East.

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Leading the Way to Healing

17 September 2014

This past week, Pope Francis made great strides in his effort to establish a Vatican office that will deal exclusively with clerical sexual abuse.

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Fair-Weathered Irish Return to Give Back

17 September 2014

OK, so I’m not a weather forecaster. During a TV interview, I predicted that the sun would shine on the Great Irish Fair last weekend. Instead, the sky opened up, and the rains came, sending fairgoers scattering for cover or heading for their cars.

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Renewed Calls for Peace

17 September 2014

Last week, we commemorated the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September, now in its 13th year. With each passing year, our memory of this event seems not to fade, as it is indelibly imprinted on our souls.

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Autumn Brings Spiritual Renewal

12 September 2014

September has always been one of my favorite times. Instead of going in big for New Year’s resolutions, something in me cries out for renewal in autumn.

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Understanding Proxies and POLSTs in End of Life Planning

12 September 2014

Planning for end-of-life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious turn for the worse and we are no longer able to indicate our own wishes or make our own decisions.

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The Best and Worst of The Human Condition

12 September 2014

It has been a summer filled with the troubles of our time. In Iraq and Syria, barbaric fanatics have slaughtered thousands in the name of religion. In West Africa, hundreds have died from Ebola, a particularly virulent virus. Within those horrors, however, there were acts – heinous and heroic – that gave pause to think.

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Networks of Dialogue Needed for Peace

12 September 2014

In recent months, people of goodwill throughout the world have been horrified by the violence perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). Thousands of Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to leave their homes. Women have been raped.

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