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Remembering those who died for our country Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, May. 21, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

Navy Chaplain Curtiss Dwyer stated that Memorial Day originally was known as Decoration Day.

It was a day to decorate the graves of more than 600,000 men who died in the Civil War, which was our nation's costliest war in terms of human life.

Why we can’t do evil so good may come Print
Word on Fire
Thursday, May. 14, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

There is a curious and intriguing passage in the third chapter of St. Paul's letter to the Romans, which in the context of the missive seems almost tossed-off, but which has proven to be a cornerstone of Catholic moral theology for the past 2,000 years.

Responding to some of his critics, Paul says, "And why not say (as some people slander us by saying that we say), 'Let us do evil that good may come?' Their condemnation is deserved" (Rom. 3:8)! One might formulate Paul's somewhat convoluted statement as follows: we should never do evil that good might come of it.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 Print
Our Catholic Schools
Thursday, May. 07, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

This week, all of our Catholic schools celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a time set aside to think of all the many ways that our teachers give of themselves and give to our students and families.

This year, perhaps more than any other, we have seen the true character of our Catholic school teachers emerge.

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, our teachers ended a busy week and were thinking about the coming weekend that promised some time for rest and reflection as they prepared classes for Monday. By 4:30 that same afternoon, the governor had announced that schools would be closed due to COVID-19. For many teachers, this was the last time they saw their students.