Tony Magliano

Thumbnail shutterstock 36198652 A political platform for all the people

During this month of political conventions, when America’s two major parties adopt platforms designed to further their particular goals, it’s clear...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 1318312 ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’

Over 37 years ago when Annunciation House – a sanctuary and home of hospitality that has served over 100,000 refugees, homeless poor and...

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Thumbnail 20160613t0847 032 cns orlando shooting tragedy America’s deadly obsession with guns

It’s the worst mass shooting in modern American history.With at least 50 people murdered as a result of gunshot wounds, and dozens more critically...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 427342003 Disarming the world

In the Garden of Gethsemane, as Jesus was prayerfully agonizing over his impending violent death, a large crowd with swords and clubs sent by the...

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Thumbnail 20160506t1506 3184 cns funeral dan berrigan A Memorial Day reflection from America’s late peace-priest

The best way to remember those who have been killed in battle is to work for the day when others will no longer be sent to take their...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 171352904 The miracle of life

I experienced a miracle! A few days ago, I held in my arms my first grandbaby – newly born Faith Annmarie. Thank God she’s healthy and...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 291004427 Transform the world!

“You are the light of the world.” Don’t take my word for it, that’s Gospel truth from Jesus himself (Mt 5:14). And it’s a tall order,...

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Thumbnail 20151208t1146 868 cns kerry genocide Christian genocide happening now!

For many of us who strive to seriously practice faith in Jesus Christ, and to extend that practice out into the marketplace, the political square...

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Thumbnail 20150112cnsbr7656 1 Slavery in the 21st century

Slavery ended in the 19th century, right? Wrong.It’s an easy enough mistake to make. After all, the end of America’s civil war and the Thirteenth...

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Thumbnail 20160217t1916 284 cns pope juarez mass Pope Francis pleas for migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

Standing on Mexican soil, less than a football field’s distance from the U.S., Pope Francis boldly spoke out on behalf of thousands of desperate...

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Thumbnail 20150921cnsnw0165 2 The Way of the Cross continues on

In his strong identification with the poor and vulnerable, Jesus makes it perfectly clear that when we meet the needs of these least brothers and...

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Thumbnail 20160125t1457 1693 cns march life Abortion: out of sight, out of mind

Due to the blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic, my bus never made it to the 43rd March for Life in Washington, D.C. But thousands of others were...

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Thumbnail 20160113t1001 0078 cns pope audience mercy Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2016 World Day of Peace message

Deeply concerned about a “globalization of indifference,” Pope Francis in his 2016 World Day of Peace message titled “Overcome Indifference and Win...

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Thumbnail nativity of the lord adoration of the christ child gerrit van honthorst c1620 Imagining a better world for the New Year

The world is a wonderful place. Our God is so good in giving it to us. But to a large extent, we have not taken good care of it, nor of each...

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Thumbnail zhenyang factory workers The shameful secret cost of many Christmas toys

Seeing Christmas toys under the tree, unwrapping them with excitement, and playing with them for many days to come, is a delightful experience for...

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Thumbnail guardian pg 05 061joshuacasteel Nine bishops, one abbot, dine and dialogue with peace activists

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot decided to skip dinner at the downtown Marriott...

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Thumbnail 20150303cnsbr8334 Peace in the Holy Land – an elusive dream

As Christians around the world prepare during Advent to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war and preparing for...

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Thumbnail 20150804cnsbr0058 Aborted baby body parts for sale

How low can society go?When one considers the many ways countless human beings are treated like cheap disposable products — from children exploited...

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