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Even in Lebanon, so long at war, one does not become inured to violence or hate

Global Sisters Report Preview: Memories still haunt the people of Lebanon who have experienced war.

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Must read books on women deacons

Editor's note: NCR columnist and Hofstra University professor Phyllis Zagano has suggested these books as must reads for more information about women in the diaconate....

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Politics

Politicians and the lies they tell

Distinctly Catholic: Political leaders are ill-advised to lie about the big picture, and voters punish politicians who lie to them in ways that are meant to deceive the voters themselves.

Faith & Parish

It is time to free Mary and let God have her own maternal face

Simply Spirit: I recently listened to a podcast by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, a Sister of St. Joseph, who spoke eloquently about "arguably the most celebrated woman in the Christian tradition."

The learning of two different cultures

From Where I Stand: We can take two problems in America, the lack of jobs and the need for infrastructure, and combine them to make our country truly greater.

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Religious leaders need sabbaticals

A small c catholic: I hope faith communities will find ways to provide refreshment and restoration for their own clergy.

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Wounded soldier's family lives with impact of war daily

The Field Hospital: As Memorial Day approaches, Fran Wesseling speaks with authority on war's devastation; her son, retired Maj. Darren Baldwin, lives with irreversible ...

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