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God speaking through Scripture

My husband had a heart attack last fall. He spent a very difficult six weeks with hopeful periods followed by major setbacks. Things were not going well. I still watched my 5-year old grandson on Wednesdays. On the Wednesday before he died, I was at morning Mass with my grandson. I was feeling abandoned by…

A canine’s mission from God

Tom Nogle | Special to The Michigan Catholic For the past seven years I’ve walked my dog, Bailey, some 3-4 miles almost every day within a two-mile radius of our suburban home. We often see children. Bailey consistently tries to avoid them, often crossing the street. If they do approach to pet her, she cowers as…

The art of helping

Alice von Hildebrand, DCSG | Special to The Michigan Catholic When one reaches a certain age, one becomes increasingly dependent on the help and kindness of others, whether family, friends or neighbors. Asking for help and receiving it, have taught me a few lessons which I wish to share. The art of helping is poignantly…

A Lent to remember

George Weigel

George Weigel | The Catholic Difference The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m., hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets, dodging drivers for whom traffic laws were traffic suggestions, avoiding the chaos of transit strikes and other civic disturbances, and battling bureaucracies civil and ecclesiastical – all while…