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The Rest of 2021–22 Readers’ Choice Awards, Comments on Content Recently we asked you to name your favorite 2021–22 Liguorian articles for our Readers’ Choice Awards. We printed some comments in October; the rest follow. We thank all the readers who replied!  Series, First Place: “Alcoholism,” Fr. Ted Lawson’s comprehensive...

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Readers’ Choice Awards, Comments on 2021–22 Content We asked you in our May-June magazine to name your favorite recent Liguorian articles for our Readers’ Choice Awards, which we are announcing below with a few of your comments. Thanks to readers who wrote, including one who said, “I can’t choose a...

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Features 10  The Grace of Grandparenting: This rite of passage can deliver spiritual epiphanies and a barrel of fun, Kathy Coffey 16  New Bridges of Faith: A school day and a summer in the life of a seminarian reveal hope for Catholics crossing into the future,         ...

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Features 10  Listening “The highest form of love.”—Paul Tillich, philosopher, Bonnie LeMelle Abadie 16  Christ Lives in the Mundane: To develop your devotion to Christ alone, put our Lord in all your tasks, Jim Still-Pepper 20  Profiles in Service “Prayer Is Our Consent to God’s Presence in Us.” “I’m both...

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Features 9   Poem: So Many Simple Wishes…Hopes…Prayers, Michael T. Best 10 A Whirlwind of Care and Hope: An inside look at the cosmos of wounded kids at children’s hospitals with a chaplain who was there, Fr. Denis Ryan, CsSr 18 Meditation: The Joyful Noise of Faith and Music: Our virtuoso Creator...

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Features 10  Saint Patrick: His little-known true story of courage—in his own words, Dawn Allred-KraEmer, PhD 14  Shedding Light on Our Faith: Luminous Mysteries “bring out the Christological depth of the rosary.” Sara Beth Meyer 18  Profiles in Service: We Can’t Tell God “Not Yet” Forever, God is good all...

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Features 9    Simple Things to Do for Others: Showing Spousal Love, Liguori Publications Staff 10  The Science of Religion: After years of studies, doctors link going to church with good health for body and soul, Robert E. Justus, MD 16  The Truth about Anger, Resentment, Forgiveness, Trust: Why did...

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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...