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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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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,...