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Cover Story 10  The Brightest Days of Advent : If you “miss” the early season, make its last week memorable with reflections, Scripture, and prayers, Msgr. Douglas Fater Features 9    Simple Things to Do for Others at Christmas, Liguori Publications Staff 14  Climbing Off the Roller Coaster of Alcoholism:...

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Features 3    2020–21 Readers’ Choice Awards: You told Liguorian what you like best! 14  Renewed Understanding: Guest Editorial: A call to a deeper dialogue on race, Fr. Steve Benden, CSsr 16  Understanding the Child from an Alcoholic Home: Part four of five: Damaging disease also takes its toll on...

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Features 16   Saints Between Our Shores: They helped shape who we are, Peter Mayeux 20   What Would St. Alphonsus Do? 22   Sr. Agnette Bengal, SCC: Profiles in Service: A sister’s ninety-plus years of religious life 24   Understanding the Spouse of an Alcoholic: Part three of five:...

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Cover Story 10  Holy Monuments: Basilicas in Rome pay homage to brave Christians whose homes served as our first churches, Rita Mantone Features 16   Understanding the Alcoholic: Part two of five: Misconceptions abound about a disease where recovery can be real, Fr. Ted Lawson, CSsR 22   Portraits of...

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Cover Story 10   Got Happiness? Finding Bliss Is No Trivial Pursuit, Joe Baumgarten Features 7    Self-Love: Simple Things to Do for Others, Liguori Publications Staff 9    My Cup: Poem, Glenda Wiegard 14  Cross-Training: Catholics making time to shape up soul and body, Ray Cavanaugh 24  A Father &...

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Cover Story 10  God’s Conduit of Care: Caring for the abandoned isn’t someone else’s job. It’s ours. Michael T. Best Features 15  A Vision of America: Guest Editorial, Honorable Thomas Lacross 16  Power to the Mustard Seed: Faith—food from God—energizes us to inspire. Even the “Nones.” Joe Baumgarten 22  Vatican Radio:...

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Cover Story 10  Life as a Lenten Journey: Are We There Yet? Adapted from Everyday Catholic Features 14  Reprieves! When disasters are averted, we want to know why, Jim Auer 20  Reputable Men: Deacons travel a long and winding road to serve God, his Church, and us, anonymous 24  A...

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Contents: 10   Homelessness: Catholics in two regions exemplify how to answer the call of Christ, Jim Graves   Features: 16  Making Matrimony the True Sacrament It Is: Bible and Catechism are tools couples can use in bringing permanence to marriage, Fr. Gary Lauenstein, CSsR 25  Living Thanks: Profiles in Service:...

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Our new parish priest was lean but muscular, with silver hair juxtaposed against a leathery, sun-tanned face. Perched on the steps of the church rectory, his dark-as-polished-pinewood eyes squinted into the July sun as he watched me, Minuto, a lad of fifteen, pinch-faced and wiry, with strands of pitch-black hair...

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Cover Story 10  The Faithful Vote: Taking a well-informed conscience to the polls, Michael Wright Features 16  Lean on Jesus: Understanding grief and faith development stages help us work through our pain, Mary Ann Reese 20  In Houses of God: Beauty, Culture Unite Pictorial: Spanish religious sites in New Mexico...

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Cover Story 10  Cultivating Empathy: We agents of Jesus must empty ourselves of ego to take on the pain of others, Mark C. McCann Features 16  Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: The story of a young Italian’s lifetime of generosity, Dawn Peterman Allred-Kraemer, PhD 19  Serving with Gratitude: Profiles in Service:...

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Cover Story 10  Looking Immigration Right in the Eye: The Church understands that a simple solution to the crisis does not exist,   Jim Graves Features 7    Forgiveness: Poem, Bonnie LeMelle Abadie 15  The Freedom of Forgiveness: A couple helped “boat people” find peace, Joy McCuen 16  Sister’s Lessons: Cardinal Tobin’s...

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Cover Story 24  St. Clement Hofbauer: A Model Evangelist, a Life of Struggle: His encouragement is as true now as it was 200-plus years ago, Brendan McConvery, CSsR Features 9   Flowing Water: Poem, Glenda Wiegard 10 The Glorious Mysteries: A Meditative Guide to Easter, Sara Beth Meyer 14 God at...

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Cover Story 10   Broken Healers: To reach the wounded, we must become poor, chaste, and obedient to the One who calls us to take up our own cross, Mark McCann Features  7    Fortitude: Poem, Bonnie LeMelle Abadie  9    Scripture Picture: Photo Meditation: Romans 15:13 16   A Valentine to...

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Cover Story 10 “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century” St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a martyr at Auschwitz, is a model to follow today, Michael T. Best Features 16 St. John Neumann: His Writings and Spirituality; Excerpt: A creative biography in the “first person” Fr. Richard Boever, CSsR 22 A...

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Cover Story 10 The Hidden Treasures of Advent: The season’s riches can be discovered through “alert prayer.” Msgr. Douglas Fater Features 16 Isaac Hecker: Servant of God a Model for Our Time “The Seeker,” founder of Paulist Fathers, appealed directly to the people, Fr. John Behnke, CSP 22 For Advent,...

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Cover Story 10 What Does the Church Say About…? It takes stands and informs the faithful to help Catholics avoid moral carelessness, Eddie O’Neill Features 16 Infertility, Miscarriage: Responding to the heartache, Sabine Heisman, PsyD, and Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony 22 Streamlined Annulments: People have anxious questions about a process that...

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Cover Story 10 New Washington Archbishop Brings Joy, Hope to the Capital; Wilton D. Gregory wants the laity to play key roles in helping the Church to heal, Patricia Rice Features 7 Psalm 25:7-10, Illustrated  Photo Reflection: “Remember no more the sins of my youth.” Photo Boon Vong 16 Life in...

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Cover Story 10 Godparenting: A Call to Witness; A child’s need for godparents goes far beyond the day of baptism. Features 9 Our Creator Illustrates St. Bonaventure’s Words;Photo Reflection: “Apply your heart, honor God.” Photo by, Fr. Vincent Minh Cao, CSsR 14 Yearning to Breathe Free; Monuments honor immigrants,Fr. Byron Miller,...