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Alternative spring break brings Easter triduum experience to students


I remember the first time the local newspaper reported "spring ache" when hundreds of thousands of high school and college students came pouring into the New Orleans area to spend their spring breaks in the most unconventional of ways: helping to gut, drywall, paint, clean and rebuild the neighborhoods.

The unfailing hope of progressive Catholics


I just came back from lunch when a co-worker scurried to my cubicle.

"White smoke," she said. "There's white smoke."

My feet had a mind of their own as I ran to the nearest television, absolutely transfixed. I remained glued to the news coverage, with the Latin names of who I thought were likely choices on a Post-it note in front of me (Georgium wasn't on the list). My pulse was racing. My stomach was in knots.


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August 28-September 10, 2015


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