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Puerto Rico: Preparing for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Part 3

Puerto Rico, like any of the states in the United States, has a seal that is particular to the island and the people. This seal or coat of arms was given to Puerto as early as 1511 by King Ferdinand of Spain. It was the first...

Puerto Rico: Preparing for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Part 2

Puerto Rico has a national anthem. Yes, I know: Puerto Rico is not a sovereign nation! But its history and culture are such that an anthem came into existence. Here’s how: The anthem, named La Borinqueña, was...

Puerto Rico: Preparing for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Part 1

Over the next few weeks, I’d like to offer information about Puerto Rico as we prepare for the celebration of St. John the Baptist on June 23rd. The island was discovered by accident by Christopher Columbus in 1493 in his...

The Church’s Response to Sexual Abuse

Over the past couple of weeks, the Vatican was in the news for new guidelines of how the Church will handle cases of sexual abuse by priests and bishops. As we sometimes experience, the press does not understand religious matters...