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New 'Nutcracker' is charming on the surface

New 'Nutcracker' is charming on the surface

NEW YORK — German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication in...

Bishop Zubik to host listening sessions

Bishop Zubik to host listening sessions

Bishop David Zubik will host four listening sessions in late November and early December, and is asking parishioners and others to attend to express their thoughts and concerns, and to offer...

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New 'Nutcracker' is charming on the surface

NEW YORK — German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication in...

Bishop Zubik to host listening sessions

Bishop David Zubik will host four listening sessions in late November and early December, and is asking parishioners and others to attend to express their thoughts and concerns, and to offer...

Women rooted in prayer

Nearly 1,000 women representing six states and every vocation gathered to delve into the bursting abundance of God’s love and rise to become great women of faith at “Overflow: Live in...

Bishop David Zubik

"Where were you when ..."

There are those singular moments in our lives when we can remember where we were when some extraordinary event happened either in our lives or in the life of the world.Tenderly, husbands...

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Love is contagious

Would you be surprised to know that there are only two American-born men who have been formally beatified? They were beatified within weeks of each other last year by Pope Francis.One is...

Your servant, David, is listening

D uring my 13 years as a high school teacher, one of the most important lessons I tried to teach my students was the difference between “hearing” and “listening.”The...

My heart is heavy

As I write this, my heart is heavy.No one who has read the grand jury report can be unaffected. It is a record of the violation that children suffered at the hands of men who were ordained...

9/14

It was 2001. None of us over the age of 25 will forget where we were on 9/11 of that year. On that Tuesday morning, terrorists crashed planes into the North and South towers of the World Trade...

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Father Bober

Nothing will surpass joy of heaven

QUESTION: Having just lost a loved one, I am particularly interested in the afterlife. I know there are a lot of opinions out there, but I am interested in what is found in Scripture and...

Commandments of God are clear

QUESTION: I have a question about the “Ten Commandments.” As I read the Bible, I am surprised to find that what I learned from my Catholic up-bringing as the “Ten...

Book of Revelation full of symbolism

QUESTION: I am trying to read the New Testament Book of Revelation. What do we know about its author, purpose and meaning? ANSWER: Questions have arisen regarding...

Children must own their life choices

QUESTION: I did all I could to raise my children in the Catholic faith. Now all but one has left the Catholic Church. I am not sure if they really know how badly I feel about that. The...

Satan is often depicted as a tester

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about the devil? ANSWER: Two preliminary concepts are important in determining how the Bible understands the devil. The first is...

Scriptures offer modern-day lessons

QUESTION: My question is about the homily at Mass. I wonder why priests concentrate so much on the Bible. The Bible seems to me like “old news.” I want to hear about what is...

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