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Boston strong

If one overwhelming theme has struck James P. O’Sullivan since two bombs shook Boston on April 15, the Kansas City-area native finds that it is solidarity.

A liturgist’s guide to your new pope

By Anita McSorley anita.mcsorley@theleaven.org There’s an old joke with which I love to rib my friend Michael Podrebarac that goes something like this. Question: What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? Answer: You…

When in Rome

Whenever a bishop goes to Rome for his “quinquennial visit ad limina apostolorum,” the top three items on his “must do” list are: