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Way of Beauty: Blessed is She

by Gina Loehr Elizabeth filled with the holy Spirit” (Luke 1:41). So Luke tells us in his Gospel account of the Visitation. As her cousin Mary greets her, the elderly woman, who is nonetheless great with child, speaks through the power of…

The legacy of Laudato Si’

by Tom Hoopes Five years after the encyclical Laudato Si’ was promulgated by Pope Francis, it has left its unusual mark. What other encyclical has ever been translated into operatic classical music? Laudato Si’: A Franciscan Magnificat…

The great leap

by Matt Archbold I recently told my wife it’s been difficult finding the money for our oldest to go to college while also paying for Catholic school tuition — as well as saving for eventual bail for our 10-year-old. The 10-year-old in the…

Meet women who chose life

by Nancy Flanders Pregnancy can be hard enough even when a woman’s situation and health are good. But for a Catholic woman facing extreme circumstances in a pregnancy, she may also experience heartbreaking societal pressure and medical…