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Elizabeth Foss
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I’ve written countless times about my deep love for John Paul II. He was the wise father of my childhood, the only pope I really remember being pope. Then, he was the guiding presence of my … more
I guess there is enough gray in my hair these days that people suddenly have decided I’m old enough to have “regrets.” Recently, several different people asked me what I would do differently if … more
Lent has begun. Every year, I sit quietly before it begins and I make a private list of how I will observe Lent. I try to find the right balance of “give something up” and “do something … more
Shortly before this column was due, I received a note from the Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde’s office explaining that he was planning to reissue his 2006 pastoral letter, “Bought with a … more
There are 20 inches of snow outside my front door as I write, give or take a few inches. It doesn’t sound very grown-up to admit it, but I hope it snows again tonight. I do. With the snow, comes a … more
We have soccer goals set up in our backyard year ‘round. It’s a big backyard relative to most in our neighborhood and I’ve always imagined a gigantic garden all planted to bear goodness at … more
I felt it creeping over me, a sort of sinister shadow, familiar, yet unwelcome. Even as the words escaped my mouth, I wondered at them. How could I say such things in that tone? It was the shadow — … more
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears and new eyes. Unless a particular man made … more
It’s nearly Christmas. We’ve lit three candles on the Advent wreath and we’ve traveled on a journey of hope. Less than a week remains until we welcome anew the Baby in the manger. Are you … more
Pope Francis has begun the new liturgical year with an exhortation so very full that we can spend the entire year slowly unpacking it and prayerfully making it come alive in our own lives. I look … more
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