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In last week’s column, I shared some of my reflections for the retreat on humility that I gave last weekend.

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School years close with graduation ceremonies, which are now followed by a painful rite for some Catholic educators and bishops: headlines about teachers losing their jobs after celebrating same-sex marriages.

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I’ve been thinking lately about humility ... not that I find it that attractive or am particularly skilled in it, but because I’m giving a workshop on it as a virtue at the root of monastic life.

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While it’s hard to journey from the intellectual legacy of the Blessed John Henry Newman to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” it can be done.

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What a joyful day the sisters at Mount St. Scholastica had last Sunday! And a most unusual one!

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I once heard Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, a well-known author and retreat director, tell about how she used to type letters to her friends without pressing the space bar just for fun.

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American Catholics may not know all the latest statistics, but they’ve been talking about the altar-level realities for decades.

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Since the psalms were originally written in Hebrew, sometimes the translations are not as accurate as they could be.

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While finishing her book “On Reading Well,” Karen Swallow Prior wrote a reflection on patience, suffering and the virtues of one of literature’s less celebrated heroines: Anne Elliot of Jane Austen’s final novel, “Persuasion.”