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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,...

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Cover Story 10 Spirituality for Youth, Fr. Eugene Tiongson-Batungbacal, CSsR, and Emily Ferguson Features 15 “To Whom Shall We Go?” Guest Editorial, Fr. Patrick Keyes, CSsR 16 St. Luke: Evangelist, Physician, Historian: His focus on women makes him unique, but that’s not all. Theresa Doyle-Nelson 20 The First American Martyr: Blessed Stanley Rother: priest, farmer, servant. María Ruiz Scaperlanda...

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Cover Story Lent: Immersed in the Journey: Inspiring insights and Scripture for February 14 through March 28. Gretchen L. Schwenker Features 16  Awash in the Joy of Conversion: The sacramental path to real change begins  long before confession. Michelle Francl-Donnay 20  Symbols That Surround Us at Lent and Beyond: Lent’s sparse décor echoes the...