Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 05/21/2014

The Archdiocese of Boston has released a joint letter from Metropolitan Methodios and Cardinal Seán on the upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during Pope Francis's visit to the Holy Land. 

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 09/17/2014

There's a lot of advice out there for avoiding and ending conflict in the workplace, in the family and in other personal relationships. That's great, and can be very helpful, but a lot of that advice tends to come from conventional, worldly wisdom. What if the way we handled conflict was not based in self-interest, but was based on radical commitment to the Gospel? What if we didn't put ourselves first in our personal relationships? 

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/22/2018

Easter is over, summer has begun, and life feels as though it’s slowed down a bit. We’re a few weeks into Ordinary Time and we’re faced with a long stretch between now and Advent. But this Ordinary Time is not just an interlude. 

The first reading from last Friday’s Mass struck me, and prompted me to think about Ordinary Time in a new way:

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/1/2018

On Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also commonly referred to as Corpus Christi. Although this feast didn’t gain a place in the liturgical calendar until the Middle Ages, it commemorates what is perhaps the most fundamental aspect of our Catholic faith--the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Silhouette of a father and son in the sunset
Posted by Erin Butler on 11/1/2017
by Jay Fadden

A pen resting on top of an open notebook. Text: by Jay Fadden
Posted by Erin Butler on 07/25/2018

Posted by Erin Butler on 12/15/2017

In the Catholic Church, we have the wonderful privilege of sharing a faith with our brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world. As the Church has developed and grown in each region, beautiful traditions have arisen that glorify God in a way that represents the culture of that region. You’ve probably heard of Advent wreaths, Advent calendars, Christmas trees, and other similar traditions. But did you know about these practices of Catholics around the world?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 12/10/2014

We are a week and a half into Advent, and Christmas decorations are up all over, people are wishing one another a Merry Christmas, and it's widely agreed to be the "most wonderful time of the year". But is it? Certainly our anticipation for the coming of Jesus brings us hopeful joy, but is it the most wonderful time of the year?

Posted by Erin Butler on 06/28/2017
by Jay Fadden

Many years ago, I used to play pickup basketball with a group of people I had met over the years. We would get together every Friday during lunch break and play at a local YMCA. The players were of all different talent levels, different ages, and from various backgrounds. I always looked forward to playing not only for the game, but also because of the relationships I had formed with the other players.

Sheet music
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 04/4/2018
by Jay Fadden

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