COMMENTARY: We are different in many ways, both by nature and by achievement. These differences should not cause us to covet what we don’t have or envy one another.
COMMENTARY: The Iowa senator in 1863 introduced a national fast day.
COMMENTARY: The loss of economic and social opportunities does not translate into the loss of one’s fundamental obligation to love.
COMMENTARY: Giving thanks to God during a crisis may be the purest form of giving thanks since it recognizing something that deserves thanks in the midst of widespread suffering. It also expresses the hope that things will improve.
COMMENTARY: Once again, Americans must reinforce their country’s principles of liberty and equality, and reaffirm its gratitude to the heroes who stood fast for these sacred values.
COMMENTARY: Catherine of Siena’s words, many of them handed down as celebrated aphorisms, speak to us with significant gravity during this time, along with other holy words.