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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 28, 2017
I've had the privilege of being present when two of my nephews were commissioned as Marine officers. They had been through months of rigorous academic, physical and leadership training, and it was a proud moment for their parents when the new officers, resplendent in their "dress blues," received their second-lieutenant pins. Continue reading

Protecting children: Don’t let dedication deplete reserves of compassion
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourteenth in a series) ROME — To have compassion means to suffer with another. It is a trait we as Christians seek to live out every day. Many of us labor, personally and professionally, … Continue reading

REWIND: Busy morning at the Vatican
While much of America was still sleeping, Pope Francis welcomed Donald Trump to the Vatican, then led his usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Here’s some of what you missed. Sun rising here at the Vatican. Security high … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 21, 2017

I was 19 when my cousin came to live with my family. He was just out of the Marines. He was not doing very well and was lost in many ways. When we were children we had been close, but it had been a few years since we had seen each other, and trying to re-establish our friendship was hard.

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Protecting children: A survivor’s search to heal after abuse
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Thirteenth in a series) ROME — Among all the people I have met in Rome, I was most honored to meet Veronique Garnier on Wednesday. She spoke to me and my classmates about how … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 14, 2017
I was 19 when my cousin came to live with my family. He was just out of the Marines. He was not doing very well and was lost in many ways. When we were children we had been close, but it had been a few years since we had seen each other, and trying to re-establish our friendship was hard. Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 7, 2017
Fourth Sunday of Easter       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Acts 2:14a, 36-41       Psalm 23:1-6       2) 1 Peter 2:20b-25       Gospel: John 10:1-10   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service I clearly remember Captain Picard from “Star Trek: … Continue reading

Protecting children: The torrent of sexually suggestive images, behavior in society
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Twelfth in a series) ROME — In this week’s blog, I will take a break from writing about my courses at the Gregorian to discuss an interesting experience I had last weekend. My wife and … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 30, 2017
April 30, Third Sunday of Easter      Cycle A. Readings:      1) Acts 2:14, 22-33      Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11      2) 1 Peter 1:17-21      Gospel: Luke 24:13-35   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service … Continue reading

Protecting children: Good shepherds heal their flock, protect it from wolves
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eleventh in a series) ROME — Time has flown since I arrived in Rome almost three months ago. As my studies at the Gregorian move into weeks 9 and 10, classes have begun to … Continue reading