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Pray for Pope Francis on his golden jubilee Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM


Of all the titles he has held — bishop, archbishop, cardinal, and pope — Pope Francis says he prefers to be called “Father”.

“What I love is being a priest,” he has said.

On December 13, he will celebrate 50 years as a priest. He sees his ministry as being a shepherd who walks with his flock and yearns to find those who are lost.

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Buying local food is a healthy choice Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

When I was growing up, my family always had a large vegetable garden. Since my father was a teacher, he generally had more time in the summer to work in the garden. And I enjoyed helping him.

We also had relatives who lived on farms, whom we often visited and assisted with gardening and chores. So I had instilled in me a love of the outdoors and appreciation for nature and fresh food.

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How about making Advent matter? Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

It seems as if Christmas decorations and gift displays arrive earlier and earlier each year in stores and homes — even before Halloween!

It seems as if our society has forgotten — or perhaps never known — that there is another season before Christmas: Advent.

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